Carmen da Silva Wells
It’s hard to predict what impact investments and innovations in the water sector will have on citizens’ access to services. Understanding underlying mechanisms and potential bottlenecks of change can help decide how and where to invest resources, while also giving a more realistic picture of the time scale required. Carmen and Deirdre describe innovative work being […]
Public finance – money derived from taxation- is an essential part of the puzzle of how to finance the Sustainable Development Goal for water and cover the life-cycle costs of service delivery. On November 12th IRC organised an event on the role of public finance for reaching scale and sustainable services. How can aid and domestic revenue catalyse […]
For decades the water sector has been driven by providing first time access. Now that system must provide permanent water services and it can’t, without a fundamental change. Triple-S has worked over the past years to understand and strengthen the building blocks that are critical in determining whether water and sanitation services will last- or investments will simply […]
By Deirdre Casella and Carmen da Silva Wells The capacity to continuously learn and adapt is critical for dealing with complex challenges and future uncertainties. In this first blog in a series about ‘a learning and adaptive sector’, we discuss why learning is central to achieving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for life. If our […]
Sustainability is a hot topic in the development sector at large. In the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, there have been a range of events, partnerships and websites dedicated to collectively recognising, understanding and addressing sustainability challenges. In March this year, for example, the Australian WASH sector hosted the ‘WASH for everyone, everywhere‘ conference in Brisbane […]
By Dr. Christelle Pezon, IRC Piped water systems provide a better service than handpumps, at a lower cost. This conclusion is derived from the in-depth study of the water provision in four rural growth centres (2500 to 7500 people), in Sahel, the poorest region of Burkina Faso (Pezon, 2013).