This Resource Center curates the growing number of publications and resources that highlight the effectiveness of small water enterprises. This is a step toward building a community of practice that harnesses the know-how, market knowledge, and resources needed to improve and scale small water enterprises globally. We value the sharing of information, and invite you to e-mail us with any materials you believe will be helpful to others.
Packaged Water: Optimizing Local Processes for Sustainable Water Delivery in Developing Nations
Globalization and Health
With a lack of reliable water services in developing countries, people rely on packaged water. This water does not meet international standards for safety, and is often simply disregarded as a water source. However, it's use is widely prevalent and deserves focus to improve standards.
Cost of Providing Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services: An initial assessment of LCCA in Andhra Pradesh
Reddy, R., Batchelor, C.
WASH service levels remain low in India because more focus is put on capital expenditure than operational expenditure, hence, quantity and quality of service becomes inadequate. This paper looks at life-cycle cost approaches, so as to avoid deterioration of services.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions to Combat Childhood Diarrhoea in Developing Countries
Waddington, H., Snilstveit, B., White H., and Fewtrell, L.
The results of this study challenge the notion that water quality treatment in the household (at point-of-use) and sanitation ‘software’ (hygiene) interventions are necessarily the most efficacious and sustainable interventions for promoting reduction of diarrhoea.
Fluoride in Groundwater: Evaluation of Removal Methods
Saxena K. L., Sewak R. and Stea R.
International Journal of Development Research
Widespread fluoride contamination of groundwater has increased incidence of fluorisis. The methods to remove excess fluoride are often cumbersome and expensive. Treatment technologies have several drawbacks and should only be used when there is no other option of fluroide free water available.