Our engineers, business, health and development professionals are providing the technical, operational and management expertise to rapidly expand access to those lacking safe water. By the end of the decade we will be supporting tens of millions across Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.
Reimagining Water Access. Transforming Communities.
We work in communities without access to safe water with populations often too large for handpumps and too small for urban utilities
people gained safe water access through community-led water stations
Over 1.8 million people in 500+ communities now have access to affordable safe water through locally-managed stations in Ghana and India developed and supported by Safe Water Network
people gained safe water access through our technical assistance programs
With over 100 water experts based in Ghana and India, we provide assistance to governments and other partners in the form of training, troubleshooting, and technical solutions to the challenges of safe water provision.
people gained safe water access through sector engagement
This Ghanaian pilot project demonstrated that moving families up the water services ladder is cost-effective. When safe water is convenient, more people use it, and that means improved health and livelihoods.
Our digital operating platform provides local operators notifications on their phone when station operating parameters require immediate attention. Solar power meets the needs of many-off grid communities.
We keep safe water flowing using state-of-the-art technology including solar energy and remote sensors. Real-time data on hundreds of stations is available to operators, regional, and national managers.
response time by our operators
Because the digital platform informs station operators about problems in real time, they can quickly troubleshoot and resolve the issue so that customers can access safe water virtually anytime day or night.
complaint resolution time
We serve customers, not beneficiaries, thus we respond promptly to any issues our customers have to make sure they are satisfied.
Water-borne diseases are a leading cause of death in areas lacking safe water. Our system design is customized to address local contaminants.
Up to 25
water quality parameters checked
Water from community-led stations meet or exceed national water standards. The water is tested for harmful microbial and physio-chemical contaminants daily.
stations tested for water quality
Water from these stations is regularly sent to independent local laboratories for thorough analysis quarterly to ensure water meets national water standards.
station entrepreneurs, operators, and self-help groups have been trained on water quality
Our water quality control measures were developed in conjunction with United Laboratories.
Our approach was developed on the belief that safe water is a fundamental right, and yet 2 billion globally still do not have affordable, safe water access
of our operators in India are women
Government and philanthropy simply can't sustainably deliver solutions fast enough.
# of community-led stations supported by us
Community led solutions ensure fair and equitable access through the local safe water committee: eg. setting pricing, ensuring quality, overseeing operations.
> 25 paise/liter
an affordable price for safe water in India (7 US cents)
Consumers pay a nominal amount to cover station operating costs and on-going maintenance.
Our stations are cost-effectively designed and field tested to cover operating costs, as well as build a reserve for on-going maintenance. A leading contributor to station failure is the inability to cover those ongoing costs and maintenance.
liters of safe water sold
Water revenue collected with 96% efficiency, covering operating expenses and field service maintenance costs
community-led stations cover local operating expenses
Local operating expenses supported by Safe Water Network are completely covered by consumer revenue within the first year
community-led stations contribute toward maintenance costs
Nearly all the stations we support contribute toward field service maintenance within the second year
"Safe Water Network is really a perfect example of how data drives performance."
Dr. Andrew Armstrong, Global Lead, Data Integrity, Uptime Global
"They’ve developed a digital platform which allows operators in villages to manage water supply in a sustainable way."
Ato Brown, former World Bank Country Manager
"The SEWAH program on technical training and specs has really helped us develop our team in a very mannered way."
Kapil Sharma, IT Head, JanaJal
Our School WASH program will bring safe water to over 26,000 students in 174 schools. Program also includes rainwater harvesting structures (conserves an average of 30,000 liters of rainwater annually), a Menstrual Hygiene Management program, and functional toilets for girls.
Our Integrated Water Resource Management program plays an important role in rejuvenating ponds and lakes, as well as creating new sources of water. A 1,000 Hectare land development will soon contain six water bodies (3 rejuvenated/3 created). This will provide 6,000 farmers critical water for crops. Safe Water Network’s holistic approach incorporates five essential elements of life: land, water, forest, livestock, and livelihoods. Program supported by NABARD.
Safe Water Network India would also like to acknowledge the following partners:
PepsiCo Foundation, Pentair Foundation, NABARD, Charities Aid Foundation, ADP, and Milacron
Our Piped Connections program will bring safe, reliable and convenient water services to homes, schools and health care facilities, reaching over 10,000 people. Partners include: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Stone Family Foundation, and other partners.
Our Technical Assistance and Advisory program will continue to deliver training to Ghana’s CWSA, local government authorities, and other water service providers. Partners include: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Global Water Centre, and Grundfos.
Our Collaborating for Scale program to be delivered through out SWE Alliance will achieve increased policy recognition for SWEs (Safe Water Enterprises) and enhanced reporting, coordination, and collaboration for scale. Partners include Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Safe Water Network Ghana would like to acknowledge the following partners:
Global Water Centre, Grundfos. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Stone Family Foundation and others.
An evening of celebration for the work achieved, but also a recognition that there’s more work to be done. This event showcases the contributions of our partners and field teams in Ghana and India, as well as noteworthy speakers and world-class entertainment.
Over 170 Global Team Members
We are committed to integrity, transparency and accountability at all levels across our organization.