March 15, 2023 | Accra, Ghana
Beyond the Pipe Forum

Beyond the Pipe Forum 2023, Accra

We will be posting highlights of this year’s event soon!

Please join us at Safe Water Network’s 2023 Beyond the Pipe Forum to advance discussions on strengthening the financial viability and growth for the Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) market in Ghana. We’ll also share our progress in reducing and quantifying the long-term subsidy requirement for SWEs to delivery safely managed water. Speakers and panelists include global water leaders with representatives from Safe Water Network, the government of Ghana, Ghana’s Community Water & Sanitation Agency (CWSA), the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, IRC, and the World Bank, amongst others.

When: March 15, 2023. 9 am – 2 pm



Presentation: SWE Growth & Ongoing Sector Reforms  in Ghana

With an operating footprint in nearly all 16 regions in Ghana and reaching an estimated 1.6m people, Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) are increasingly filling a safe water access gap in small towns and peri-urban communities. Parallel to this rapid field expansion and in response to the changing water services landscape, the Ghana Government is implementing reforms in rural water services including the proposed conversion of CWSA into a rural water services utility.  Panelists will highlight possible governance, financing and regulatory issues with the proposed reforms, and their implications on the growth of SWEs, and prospects for attracting non-state actors to invest in Ghana’s rural water services sector.


Presentation: Optimizations & Impact on SWE Financial Viability

A successful scale-up of SWEs requires a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities for achieving optimal financial and operating performance. This session will reflect on various optimization initiatives for SWEs implemented across SWN’s portfolio of 95+H2OME! water stations, and how these are impacting on their financial and operational performance. Panelists will discuss lessons that can be applicable for delivering sustainable “last mile solutions” and how the financial proposition for SWEs can be strengthened in order to attract diversified funding mix which is critical for growing the SWE market.

We hope to see you there!

Join our growing list of sponsors:For more information, contact: 
Charles Nimako, Country Director
[email protected]
+233 30 2506497