FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WATER AND SANITATION

  • 1
    We offer solutions that address water, sanitation, solid waste management together with health and hygiene. education, gender and other environmental and social issues.
  • 2
    We work with water utilities to improve access to quality services, governance and efficiency.
  • 3
    We focus on protecting water basins and promoting cleaner urban spaces.
     
  • 4
    We promote the inclusion of a gender focus and climate change considerations in policies and projects.
  • 5
    We promote community involvement, especially in planning, design, execution, and maintenance of services.

SECTOR FRAMEWORK

In order to support our member countries in sustainably achieving universal coverage in water and sanitation and solid waste management, our work focuses on: equal access to and high quality of services; (ii) institutional governance; (iii) efficient service management, private sector participation, and financial sustainability; and (iv) inclusion of social and environmental considerations. In line with these areas of work, we support countries in their efforts to:

  • Increase access by the population, focusing on vulnerable zones and low-income households and enhancing service quality.
  • Improve sector governance and prioritize water and sanitation investments.
  • Strengthen water utilities to boost efficiency in service management, seeking financial sustainability and increasing private sector participation.
  • Promote programs and projects that are environmentally and socially sustainable.

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