4 October 2023

We are failing to deliver safe drinking water globally – what needs to change?

Uptime has designed and implemented contracts for results-based payments that incentivise reliability of water services through standardised volume and revenue metrics. We present new metrics, building on REACH research, to further incentivise water safety actions by service providers to deliver safer drinking water in small water systems that will be piloted in 2024.

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22 June 2023

UN recognises social enterprise as a catalyst for safe drinking water

Professor Rob Hope, REACH Director The UN’s latest report on water focuses on partnerships and cooperation. Working together across sectors is essential to accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal for water and sanitation (SDG 6), and was a focus of the UN Water Conference in March. The World Water Development report features a new partnership […]

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5 May 2023

Addis Ababa city water supply challenges: is doing nothing an option?

Dr Behailu Birhanu (Addis Ababa University), Prof Seifu Kebede (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Prof Katrina Charles (University of Oxford), Dr Tena Alamirew (Water and Land Resources Centre), Dr Gete Zeleke (Water and Land Resources Centre), Dr Alemseged Tamiru Haile (IWMI), Dr Meron Teferi Taye (IWMI), Henok Manaye (AAWSA), Elliot Rooney (Sustainable Development Hub), Xanthe Polaine (Sustainable […]

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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