Affordable Water and Sanitation Solutions

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Affordable Water and Sanitation Solutions

Explore entrepreneurial solutions and technologies to provide water and sanitation services and products 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.

Explore the resources below: 

 

For more information

You might want to look at two complementary sources: 

Explore entrepreneurial solutions and technologies to provide water and sanitation services and products 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.

Explore the resources below: 

 

For more information

You might want to look at two complementary sources: 

Straining and Filtration

Straining is a very simple method of filtration. In this process, water is poured through a piece of cloth, which removes some of the suspended silt…

Solar Pasteurisation

Contrary to belief, it is not necessary to boil certain water to make it safe to drink. Heating water to 65°C (149°F) for 6 minutes, or to a higher…

Water Quality Testing

In many parts of the world, water is not safe enough to drink. There are basic qualitative observations that quickly determine if water is not safe…

Decentralisation (WS)

In order to increase sanitation and water management efficiency and improve equity and justice for local people, a participatory and community-based…

Public Private Partnerships (WS)

The public sector might not be able to cope with the challenges regarding sanitation and water management and therefore cooperates with the private…

Rainwater Harvesting (Rural)

Rooftop rainwater harvesting (RTRWH) is the most common technique of rainwater harvesting (RWH) for domestic consumption. In rural areas, this is…

Rainwater Harvesting (Urban)

Rooftop rainwater harvesting (RTRWH) is the most common technique of rainwater harvesting (RWH) for domestic consumption. It can be done easily,…

Developing Human Resources (WS)

The development of human resources is at the core of sustainable development. People and communities that are empowered with the necessary knowledge…

Empowering Young People as Promoters (WS)

Empowering young people as promoters in the field of water and sanitation is a way of assuring that a project or programme has a greater effect and…

Field Trenches

Field trenches increase precipitation harvesting by breaking the slope of the ground and therefore reducing the velocity of water runoff. By…

Planting Pits

Planting pits are used as a precipitation harvesting method to prevent water runoff and thereby increase infiltration and reduce erosion. Basically,…

Micro Basins

Micro basins are a common technique used in agriculture to collect surface run-off, increase water infiltration and prevent soil erosion. Their…

Sand Dams and Subsurface Dams

Sand dams and subsurface dams (both some times called more general groundwater dams) store water under the ground. A sand dam is a small dam build…

Check Dams & Gully Plugs

Gully plugs, also called check dams, are mainly built to prevent erosion and to settle sediments and pollutants. Furthermore, it is possible to keep…

Controlled Drainage

Controlled drainage is a precipitation harvesting method used to reduce short-term water related stress on plants, such as during flooding or drought…

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The Swiss Bluetec Bridge 

The Swiss Bluetec Bridge was launched in November 2012. It strives to accelerate sustainable access to water and sanitation for local residents – especially the poorest in society – in rural areas and in small towns in developing and emerging economies, by providing them with advanced Swiss technology and innovation.

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Seecon GmbH

 

 

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