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

Field Implementation, Sector Engagement | India | Sector Review

India Resilient Cities Report (2018)

This report recommends small water enterprises (SWEs) in city planning for the creation of resilient cities. It also highlights the benefits and potential of expanding the SWE category in the urban environment.

Field Implementation | India | Spotlight Report

Protocols and Tools for Scaling Small Water Enterprises: iJal Station Water Safety

Safe Water Network (SWN) is continuing our work in India to enhance water quality at our iJal Stations. Our goal when working with UL is to refine and standardize a Station Assessment Framework.

Field Implementation | Ghana | Field Insight

Price Change and Station Performance in Ghana

In 2016, high inflation and increasing variable costs forced Safe Water Network to increase prices at most of its H2OME! Water Stations in Ghana, which consequently reduced consumer purchases, particularly among low-income households, which experienced a 26% decrease in consumption.

Field Implementation | Ghana | Sector Review

Ghana Sector Review (2017)

This report examines the state of Ghana’s water sector and the necessary financial steps to achieve universal safe drinking water access. Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) have been a successful tool for increasing access to safe water but there is still work to be done to ensure that they reach their full capacity.

Field Implementation | Ghana | Field Insight

Improving Station Viability with Solar

During Ghana’s 2017 energy crisis, solar power offered a financially viable solution to enhance affordability and reach more consumers.

Field Implementation | India | Sector Review

India Urban Sector Review (2016)

This assessment of drinking water provision to the urban poor in the four cities of Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Mumbai has been conducted as a part of a partnership between Safe Water Network and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), entitled Urban Small Water Enterprises under the USAID Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Alliance program.

Field Implementation | India | Sector Review

Hyderabad City Report (2016)

The Hyderabad City Assessment aims to form a strong base for better water delivery, governance, and decision making for the urban poor in order to improve their health and lives.

Field Implementation | India | Sector Review

Mumbai City Report (2016)

Safe Water Network's assessment evaluates the gap in the provision of treated drinking water, and identifies the potential role of small water enterprises (SWEs) and digital tools to fill that gap.