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Affordable Water and Sanitation Solutions


This entry helps entrepreneurs to identify business opportunities and technologies to provide water and sanitation (WASH) services at an affordable cost.

Affordable solutions for viable sanitation and water management 

How can you improve or extend water and sanitation services affordably, and so reach a larger market, including people at the so-called base of the pyramid (BoP)? 

You can use this toolbox to identify opportunities, help your customers to obtain water and sanitation, and build your business. In addition, it:

  • Tells you how you can strengthen your business by involving customers and the public in decisions and operations
  • Helps you tailor your business model to the specific needs of different customers
  • Offers high- and low-tech as well as other options for delivering water and sanitation inexpensively

Identifying sound solutions and strategies

You can use this toolbox to identify opportunities, help your customers to obtain water and sanitation, and build your business.

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