Field Insight Series

Each Field Insight describes a challenge we faced, the approach we took to address it, and the observed results. This effort is central to our mission to build a fact base for what works, what doesn't and why in water projects.

Ghana
August 24, 2018
This Field Insight examines the ways in which prepaid, mobile-money-enabled meters for household connections improve station financial viability and consumer satisfaction.
Ghana
March 14, 2018
This Field Insight examines the impact of price increases on station performance and inclusiveness in Ghana. Fifteen months after an April 2016 price increase, analysis suggests that sales volumes are on the road to recovery. Furthermore, convenience and socio-economic status appear to be key contributors to consumer resilience in the face of such price changes.
Ghana
March 15, 2017
Investing in solar power improves station financial viability and supports affordable pricing to reach more consumers. Solar power generation via a photovoltaic (PV) system provides reliable electricity for water purification and reduces operating costs compared to powering the station via the electric utility grid or diesel generators. Our evidence suggests that PV systems can contribute to the long-term sustainability of providing water to rural and peri-urban communities in Ghana.
India
September 16, 2015
Our Safe Water Stations are sustainable businesses that deliver reliable and affordable safe water. This Field Insight describes how Safe Water Network's Water Resource Management team in India measured the hydrologic footprint of multiple Stations in a micro-watershed to ensure that environmental requirements are also used to inform evaluation, site assessment, and the potential of Station operators and field staff to promote efficient water resource use.

Spotlights

Ghana

Loan Financing

This Spotlight report details two case studies from our Ghana portfolio, showing how we maximized operational efficiency to improve our repayment capacity and and designed a loan structure that is well suited to fluctuations in cash flow and other risks that impact the small water enterprise sector. Our experience not only spurred innovation but also pushed us to implement rigorous financial data tracking.

Assessments

India

An Impact Assessment of Safe Water Interventions in 154 Communities in Telangana State

This assessment, commissioned by the Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation, examines 154 iJal Safe Water Stations in Telangana, India in order to understand barriers to the scale of water enterprises in India and provide essential data on consumer perception of such enterprises.

THE RESOURCE CENTER

Visit our Small Water Enterprise Resource Center, a curated space that compiles the growing number of publications and resources relevant to our approach.