RWSN SuSanA Webinar - Monitoring TAF

RWSN SuSanA Webinar

"A tool for monitoring the Scaling up of Water and Sanitation Technologies TAF"

For more information, please click here to visit the discussion on the SuSanA Forum.

The full video recording of November 16th 2016 can be found here.



The Topics of the RWSN Mini Webinar Series 2016 include the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, Self-Supply, Sustainability of Services and the Technology Applicability Framework. The format includes 1-2 presentation from a presenter, comments from one or several discussants, and a Question & Answer session where all participants are invited to ask questions or make comments.

This webinar, recorded on 16.11.2016, focuses on a tool called TAF (Technology Applicability Framework) and it's used for screening, evaluating and scaling up water and sanitation technologies.

TAF provides a neutral approach for investigation of WASH technological innovation through an objective examination of criteria in the key dimensions:

• Technology performance

• Market potential and scalability

• Institutional support

• Innovation and planning

• Sustainability of service provision

• Potential and process uptake of new technologies

The TAF comprises a screening assessment that does an initial assessment of the need for that technology in the context in which it is going to be applied and identify any show-stoppers. Those that pass this then undergo a more thorough assessment that uses 18 scoring sheets based on the six sustainability indicators above for three distinct perspectives: the user, the producer/implementer, and the regulator/investor.

After the presentation, a Q&A session took place, which evolved around the questions on how the TAF tool can be adapted to different needs, how different organizations used and adjusted it, and around practical issues related to the implementation of the tool.


Sean Furey - RWSN

Joshua Briemberg - WaterAid, Nicaragua

Younes Hassib - GIZ, Germany