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Annual Impact Report 2021: Explore stories from our field teams and read more about our initiatives to expand access to safe water. Learn more

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Knowledge Hub

Field and market insights: the case for decentralized, community-based water systems.

Field Implementation | Ghana | Case Study

Insights from the Free Water Mandate in Ghana

In late March 2020, the Government of Ghana mandated that all water utility providers must provide free water to all Ghanaians for 8 months to alleviate the health and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this report, we detail how Safe Water Network Ghana achieved key objectives and provide an overview of the financial impact of the mandate on our water station operations.

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Field Implementation, Sector Engagement, Technical Assistance | Ghana | Case Study

Safe Water Resilience Toolkit

Safe Water Network and Envicom Corporation have partnered to develop a ‘Safe Water Resilience Toolkit’ that integrates various sources of data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping capabilities for visualization and data analysis. This technology has the potential to improve infrastructure planning and management in a manner that facilitates climate adaptation for water utilities and increases access to safe water for last-mile customers and vulnerable groups.

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Field Implementation | Global | Assessment

What the Customer Thinks

The Community of Practice (CoP) for SWEs launched a Social Impact Measurement Initiative through a collaborative project with 14 SWEs. The findings highlighted areas of improvement, but also helped the CoP define the role of SWEs in social impact evaluation and highlight the unique assets of the model for collecting customer-centric data.

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Sector Engagement | India | Assessment

City Water Compendium: Making Cities Water Positive

This City Water Compendium is a compilation of water availability, supply, and wastewater scenario of selected Indian cities and reports City Water Assessment of select 24 cities. The report provides insights into the water security status of the city, highlighting the gaps and challenges so that proactive targeted corrective action can be taken locally.

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Field Implementation | Ghana | Case Study

Digital Operating Platform for the Safe Water Enterprise Sector

Safe Water Network is developing a digital platform to integrate operational, consumer, and financial data across our portfolio of H2OME! Water Stations in Ghana.

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Field Implementation | Ghana | Spotlight Report

Social Impact Study on Piped-Connection Services for Safely Managed Water

This Spotlight reports on the results of a pre-post study in Bomfa Achiase with 60 piped-connection customers. The study was designed to gain insights into the impact of safely managed water on our customers' daily lives.

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Sector Engagement | | Event

2021 Ghana Beyond the Pipe Forum

In the 2021 Ghana Beyond the Pipe Forum, sector leaders along with community members and stakeholders address the ways the Ghana water sector can address the financial gaps that hinder people from accessing safe and affordable water. 

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Field Implementation | Ghana | Field Insight

On-Site Water Quality Assurance

In-country laboratory capability for drinking water testing is limited in Ghana, and COVID-19 has exacerbated issues of transport and turnaround time for testing of water samples by nationally recognized labs. New advancements in on-site testing at H2OME! Water Stations cut timing of returned results from weeks to hours while reducing operational expenses.

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