A tap on your doorstep: water supply in Mombasa

It’s mid-morning when we meet Timinah Nyamai at her home in Changamwe, Mombasa. She’s washing dishes at the tap on her doorstep – it’s only been two weeks since the water started running, and she can’t hide her joy. Born and raised in Mombasa County, she tells us that only a few months earlier she […]


Masters-level training in Madagascar

A different city, a different context, and different participants – but the same challenges and enthusiasm to overcome them in Madagascar last week. Following training in Kenya earlier this month, our seven-day course in Antananarivo was delivered to Masters students currently studying urban management but with little or no technical experience in the WASH sector. […]


Water funds partnership: investing directly in water resource management

This leadership perspective by Greg Koch, The Coca-Cola Company, forms part of a series on the theme of creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector. The series and accompanying Discussion Paper are co-produced by WSUP and Business Fights Poverty. Water is central to The Coca-Cola Company’s business. Of course, water is the principal ingredient of most […]


Beyond CSR: developing sustainable business solutions for sanitation in India

This leadership perspective by Jean-Laurent Ingles, Unilever, forms part of a series on the theme of creating business value and development impact in the WASH sector. The series and accompanying Discussion Paper are co-produced by WSUP and Business Fights Poverty. As one of the world’s fastest growing emerging economies, India presents a significant opportunity for future growth for companies. […]


Réduire le NRW (non-revenue water, “eau non comptabilisée”) est un objectif de développement commun pour les compagnies d’eau, mais est-ce que cela aide les pauvres ? A Antananarivo (Madagascar), la réduction de NRW permet à la compagnie JIRAMA de dégager des ressources en eau qui sont utilisées pour approvisionner les communautés à faible revenu.

A redução de ANF é um objectivo de desenvolvimento comum para as empresas de abastecimento de água mas será que ajuda os mais desfavorecidos? Em Antananarivo (Madagáscar), a redução das perdas de ANF está a ajudar a empresa JIRAMA a libertar água para abastecer as comunidades de baixa renda

Reducing non-revenue water (NRW) is a common development goal for water utilities, but does it help the poor? In Antananarivo, Madagascar, reducing NRW losses is helping the utility JIRAMA to free up water resources that are being used to supply low-income communities.