Water Essentials

The Untapped Potential of Decentralized Solutions to Provide Safe, Sustainable Drinking Water at Large Scale

Dalberg
Jan. 2017
This report argues that new approaches are needed to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6.1 by 2030. Through the analysis of 14 different small water enterprises, the report uncovers bottlenecks to scale and sustainability.

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The Landscape for Impact Investing in South Asia

Global Impact Investing Network
Dalberg, UK aid
Apr. 2015

The network's first regional market landscape report provides a comprehensive overview of the impact investing industry in South Asia where the industry is relatively young, with varying degrees of market development across countries, but shows significant potential for impact investing. 

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High Stakes Donor Collaborations. Stanford Social Innovation Review

Seldon, W., Tierney, T., & J. & Fernando, G.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Mar. 2015

Donor collaboration can accelerate and multiply change, but it is unusual given the personal nature of philanthropy. Lessons to donors on high stake collaboratives are grouped by three strategies: accessing expertise, pursuing system-level change, and aggregating growth capital.  

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Report on the India WASH Summit

WaterAid
Feb. 2015

With the challenge to make 112 million toilets accessible to India by 2019, players from various sectors need to come together and discuss issues of resources, hygiene, sustainability, and technology. This is a report on the discussion of the first India WASH Summit.

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Increasing Private Capital Investment into Energy Access: The Case for Mini-grid Pooling Facilities

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Feb. 2015

Minigrids are an environmentally friendly way to provide electricity to communities that previously had none. However, there are a number of complex risks that investors need to overcome to sustainably develop minigrids and help communities increase productivty and improve health.

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Benefits and Costs of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Hutton, Guy
Copenhagen Consensus Center
Jan. 2015

The benefit-cost ratio for basic water supply varies across regions, with global ratios of 3.4 in urban areas and 6.8 in rural areas. Ratios are in general higher for poorer populations. The economic value is due to saved access time, health care, health-related productivity and averted mortality. 

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Benin – Innovative Public Private Partnerships for Rural Water Services Sustainability: A Case Study

Sylvain Adokpo Migan with Tremolet Consulting
Water and Sanitation Program; International Finance Corporation; World Bank Group
Jan. 2015

Benin developed an arrangement for service provision that can move rural water supply along the path towards sustainability. This case study provides evidence of the possibilities for attracting private sector engagement in piped rural water systems, and identifies  sustainability challenges.

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De-centralized Electricity in Africa and Southeast Asia: Issues and Solutions

Accenture Development Partnerships
Rockefeller Foundation
Jan. 2015

Around the world, almost a quarter of the worlds population or 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. The Smart Power for Rural Development model has substantial potential for adaptation and scale in the decentralized renewable energy mini-grid market of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. 

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Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases: Third WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases.

WHO
Jan. 2015

WHO recommends an integrated approach to reduce neglected tropical diseases, and safe water and sanitation are part of that approach. NTDs are disproportionately influenced by environmental determinants of health such as water. Chronic NTD conditions are worsened by lack of sufficient clean water.

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Poverty Reduction in Ghana: Progress and Challenges

Molini, V., Paci, Pierella, P.
World Bank Group
Jan. 2015

Ghana has seen rapid GDP growth rate since 2000, stabilizing at 6% in 2006. This is the highest grown rate in sub-Saharan Africa. As a result, there is an increase in access to electricity, sanitation, and clean water even amongst the poor. 71.3% of poor households receive protected water.

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Fluoride Consumption in Endemic Villages of India and Its Remedial Measures

Saxena, KL (Dr)., and Seweak, R.
International Journal of Engineering Science Invention
Jan. 2015

The total ingestion of fluoride is over 1 mg/capita/day from food and tea leaving very little to be ingested from drinking water. It is suggested that the fluoride level per BIS 10500 be reviewed downwards considering the ever increasing fluoride-affected regions in India.

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