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

Field Implementation | Ghana | Field Insight

Making Piped Water to Households Affordable and Available

In this Field Insight, we highlight our methods to enhance piped water connections in underserved areas. Utilizing partnerships and innovative models like the Optimized Piped Connection (OPC), we’ve notably improved household connection rates, showcasing the model’s potential for achieving financial sustainability and social impact.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Field Implementation, Sector Engagement | Ghana | Spotlight Report

Accelerating Progress Toward Financial Sustainability

Our piped-water connections promise to safely administer water to households to over 1,000 peri-urban communities throughout Ghana.

Field Implementation | Ghana | Spotlight Report

Launching a Scorecard to Monitor Water Quality at the Station Level in Ghana

Safe Water Network teams in the US and Ghana developed and launched a Water Quality Scorecard as part of a comprehensive Water Quality Management Program.