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.
Water Quality Monitoring in Developing Countries: Can Microbial Fuel Cells be the Answer?
Chouler, J., Lorenzo, M.
University of Bath
Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology has the potential to rapidly test quality of water, and is simple to use. It has the potential of being highly-cost effective, ability of on-site and real time monitoring. Most other chemical and biological methods have none of these advantages.
Blended Finance Volume 1: A Primer for Development Finance and Philanthropic Funders
World Economic Forum, OECD
Public resources are insufficient for the ambitious new development agenda. Blended Finance represents an opportunity to drive significant new capital flows into high-impact sectors, while effectively leveraging private sector expertise in identifying and executing development investment strategies.
A Global Fund for Water: How Innovative Investment Can Help End Water Poverty
Global Ethics; Oshun Partnership
The concept of a Global Fund For Water is to create a catalytic financing facility to improve water resource management and accelerate access to clean water and sanitation, supported by the global bottled water industry by leveraging 1 cent per litre from every bottle of water sold globally.
Analysis of Quality of Drinking Water of Private Bore-Well and Piped Water Supply in Jaipur City, Rajasthan, India.
Soni, N., Bhatia, A.
University of Rajasthan
Households in Jaipur are supplied groundwater either through pipelines or bore-wells. This study tested the water from these supplies and found that both contained E. coli, and water from pipelines contained high levels of fluoride and nitrates. Thus, groundwater needs to be treated before use.