Water, Spillovers and Free Riding: the economics of pump functionality in Tanzania

by Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, Economics PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania. Which factors predict the functionality of hand pumps? Do communities free ride on their neighbors’ water sources? Are there positive spillover effects in the maintenance of nearby pumps? And what does this all mean for practitioners? This post gives an overview of my ongoing Economics PhD research, which tries … Continue reading Water, Spillovers and Free Riding: the economics of pump functionality in Tanzania

From Small to All: Designing Scalable Pilots

Re-posted from CAWST (original blog post: http://www.cawst.org/blog/bydate/2016/06/from-small-to-all-designing-scalable-pilots/) Ampthill, UK and Calgary, Canada – Although many pilots and trials seem to succeed at first, they often fail to go to scale, remaining as islands of success in a sea of mediocrity. Dissecting our WASH sector’s track record of delivering solutions at scale is a valuable opportunity to … Continue reading From Small to All: Designing Scalable Pilots

RWSN Discussion – Groundwater Regulation/La réglementation des eaux souterraines 27Jun/juin – 17 Jul/jul

Discussion and Webinar – Groundwater Regulation - 27th June to 17th July 2016 Much remains to be learned about groundwater regulation. Zambia is a case in point: with the enactment of the Water Resources Management Act in 2012, the new Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) is currently developing regulations (statutory instruments) that cover the licencing … Continue reading RWSN Discussion – Groundwater Regulation/La réglementation des eaux souterraines 27Jun/juin – 17 Jul/jul

Water Crisis – Spotlight on Ethiopia’s Boricha district — WaterSan Perspective

Zelalem Genemo in Hawassa Ethiopia June 13, 2016 In Boricha district of Ethiopia, women and children walk up to five hours to collect water from shallow and unprotected ponds which they share with animals. Sometimes water in these ponds is contaminated as rainwater washes wastes from surrounding areas into the sources. Often, children are left […] … Continue reading Water Crisis – Spotlight on Ethiopia’s Boricha district — WaterSan Perspective