Women, Water, Nigeria

Salamatu Garba speaks about the continuing impact of Water and Development Alliance (WADA) a public-private partnership between USAID and Coca-cola and its impact on women in Nigeria in this USAID Global Water podcast. https://soundcloud.com/global-waters-radio/salamatu-garba-on-the-continuing-impact-of-water-and-development-alliance-in-nigeria

Community Water Management

Clarissa Brocklehurst recently posted on the RWSN network the following:

At the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, we decided to make community management the focus of our most recent WASH Policy Research Digest.  (more…)

Solar water set-ups – a better way?

Earlier this month the Economist published an article on pay-as-you go solar water supply systems that seem to be working well. To quote from the article: “Since they are paying for it, the women and girls who collect the water also take more care now not to spill any, leaving fewer puddles in which mosquitos can breed. Most important, though, is to fix broken pumps quickly. In Kenya Ms Koehler found villagers were prepared to pay five times as much for water so long as their pumps were fixed within three days, compared with the previous average of 27.” Read More…