Market-based sanitation solutions

2014 - 2017 • WSUP - Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor

Purpose

To improve the health and livelihoods of people living in low income areas of Kumasi and Accra, Ghana, through the provision of improved sanitation facilities and associated services which are affordable and sustainable.

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Countries of activity

Location of main activity

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Emptying and transport (non sewered) Faecal sludge treatment processes International NGO Market development Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa Toilets or urinals (user interface) Urban informal settlements (slums)

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Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor
London
United Kingdom


In the next 5 seconds, the world’s urban population will increase by 10 people, and they all need decent water and sanitation. This puts huge pressure on city service agencies. In response, we focus on developing commercially viable models to help water utilities and municipal authorities reach all citizens in their city with improved water and sanitation. As a multi-sector partnership, we offer a creative package of expertise from private sector, NGOs and academia to achieve this. Our mission is to improve the lives of the urban poor in developing countries by strengthening the capacity of service providers and others to provide sustainable water and sanitation services, promote good hygiene and raise the health and environmental standards of the community.

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