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.
Livestock Waste and its Impact on Human Health
Saxena, KL, Sewak, R.
International Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol 6(7); 1084-1099
Livestock waste has become a large contributer to contamination of water, making it dangerous to human health if consumed or used for washing. Animal production is increasing due to a multiplying population, becoming an increasing threat to water bodies. This article provides possible solutions.
When Are Mobile Phones Useful for Water Quality Data Collection An Analysis of Data Flows and ICT Applications among Regulated Monitoring Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kumpel, E., Peletz, R., Bonham, M., Fay, A., Cock-Esteb, A., Khush, R.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol 12, 10846-10860
This study reveals that water quality testing occurs in labs and not at the water sources, therefore, mobile phone-based data will help institutions collect data from multiple labs and offices. This will likely improve the effectiveness and sustainability of such an intervention.
Mobile for Development Utilities: Improving Water Service Delivery Through Mobile Data Collection
Inefficient water delivery services have led to consumers in mostly sub-Saharan Africa and Asia without access to improved drinking water. Mobile technology is now being used to collect and share data on water functionality and use, hoping to improve water service delivery.
Making Water Work: Small Water Enterprises Provide Communities Access to Safe Drinking Water
Skoczlas Cole, A., Soderlund, K.
Water Quality Products
As the global water sector begins to focus not only on the number of people with access to water, but the quality dimensions of that access, this paper examines small water enterprises as a means to provide affordable, safe water to those most in need.