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Field Implementation | India | Sector Review
October 2016

Hyderabad City Report (2016)


Neighborhoods in Hyderabad suffer from unreliable, unequal, and intermittent access to clean water. Where supply exists, it is only available for 0-3 hours per day. The population of 6.8 million is rapidly growing, making it increasingly difficult for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to meet the needs of the urban poor. Urban Small Water Enterprises (USWEs) can help to meet Hyderbad’s safe water needs.  

Small Water Enterprises Can Help Meet Hyderabad’s Expanding Water Needs 

Many of the USWEs in Hyderabad suffer from severe operational and financial challenges. These challenges can be overcome through policy decisions that sanction and legitimize USWEs as viable sources of drinking water. Confronted with the limitations of a “pipe only” policy, the GHMC officially recognized the need for SWEs as a quick solution to meet the city’s expanding water needs.  

Supporting Documentation/resources/data/reports

Neighborhoods in Hyderabad suffer from unreliable, unequal, and intermittent access to clean water. Where supply exists, it is only available for 0-3 hours per day. The population of 6.8 million is rapidly growing, making it increasingly difficult for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to meet the needs of the urban poor. Urban Small Water Enterprises (USWEs) can help to meet Hyderbad’s safe water needs.  

Small Water Enterprises Can Help Meet Hyderabad’s Expanding Water Needs 

Many of the USWEs in Hyderabad suffer from severe operational and financial challenges. These challenges can be overcome through policy decisions that sanction and legitimize USWEs as viable sources of drinking water. Confronted with the limitations of a “pipe only” policy, the GHMC officially recognized the need for SWEs as a quick solution to meet the city’s expanding water needs.  

Supporting Documentation/resources/data/reports