Water and Sanitation

INNOVATIVE AND INCLUSIVE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MODELS

Addressing Off-grid Sanitation Needs through Serviced Toilets 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Waterless and diverting toilets offer improved sanitation options suited for unserved urban slums. 
  • Low costs and innovative payment models make these toilet units affordable. 
  • Waste is removed in portable containers and often used to make fertilizer or briquettes. 

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Delivering Water beyond the Pipes to Unconnected Customers 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Community-based model provides poor urban dwellers with access to clean, safe, and cheaper water 
  • Pooling users reduces transaction costs for the utilities and creates greater accountability. 
  • Community involvement and voice ensures better maintenance of infrastructure and less water loss/thief. 

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Bringing Clean, Affordable Water to Unserved Communities through Decentralized Water Treatment Kiosks 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Decentralized water treatment kiosks can be constructed just in six weeks, providing immediate access to clean drinking water. 
  • The kiosks can reach millions of users not connected to public infrastructure, at a lower cost than alternatives. 
  • Trains community members to run and operate kiosks, helping to ensure project sustainability and accountability. 

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