26 July 2022

Incentivizing clean water collection during rainfall to reduce disease in rural sub-Saharan Africa with weather dependent pricing

This article proposes a new pricing mechanism for ‘water ATMs’, made possible with pre-payment and remote sensing, where prices adjust during rainy seasons to incentivise the continued use of clean water sources. The authors estimate cost per capita and cost per disability-adjusted life year averted, resulting in values which compare favourably with other water quality interventions.

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30 November 2020

From data to decisions: understanding information flows within regulatory water quality monitoring programs

This study evaluates the methods used to organize, analyze, and transmit drinking water quality data among 26 water supplier or surveillance institutions and two regulatory agencies in six countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

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10 September 2020

From data to decisions: Water quality monitoring programs in sub-Saharan Africa

This study describes and assesses the formal and informal systems used by institutions with regulatory requirements for testing drinking water quality in six sub-Saharan African countries to organize, analyze, and transmit information about drinking water quality.

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

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