Field Insight Series

Each Field Insight describes a challenge we faced, the approach we took to address it, and the observed results. This effort is central to our mission to build a fact base for what works, what doesn't and why in water projects.

September 16, 2015
Our Safe Water Stations are sustainable businesses that deliver reliable and affordable safe water. This Field Insight describes how Safe Water Network's Water Resource Management team in India measured the hydrologic footprint of multiple Stations in a micro-watershed to ensure that environmental requirements are also used to inform evaluation, site assessment, and the potential of Station operators and field staff to promote efficient water resource use.
April 1, 2015
This Field Insight seeks to provide a better understanding of financial sustainability of reverse osmosis (RO) water systems, using examples from our Stations in India.
October 16, 2014
Safe Water Network and regional NGO, Modern Architects of Rural India (MARI), confronted challenges and organizational differences to tailor a solution for local needs. The result: a market-based model rolled out to 55 branded Safe Water Stations.
March 19, 2014
A review of two case studies provides insights on the potential to successfully manage water systems across multiple communities. Key success factors include sufficient local capacity, transparency between parties, and clarity of roles and responsibilities.

Forums & Workshops

2016 India Beyond the Pipe Forum

Our annual forum helped chart the roadmap to scale Small Water Enterprises in India.

2016 Ghana Beyond the Pipe Forum

The 2016 Beyond the Pipe forum showcases innovative financing and partnerships in small towns and peri-urban areas.

Convenience matters: our delivery networks are bringing safe water to more households, contributing to improved health and livelihoods.

Technical Assistance

Insights and Engagements Technical Assistance Intro

We provide direct technical assistance and services on demand to organizations interested in implementing our model. Our program is available to international agencies, local governments, NGOs and social entrepreneurs. We also make available our comprehensive training materials and customize programs for specific requirements.