Case Examples


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Water Supply
  Monthly Card Water Payment System, Lusaka, Zambia
Resident Development Committees, Lusaka, Zambia
Public Kiosks and Standposts, Arusha, Tanzania
Piped Supply for Small Communities, Malawi
Community as Drinking Water Provider in a Low-Income Area; Colombia
Durban Metro Water: Private Sector Partnerships to Serve the Poor. Durban, South Africa
Leased Contract Water Supply, Conakry, Guinea.
Semi-Pressure System with Ground Tank. Durban, South Africa
SODECI's Experience in Water Provision; Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Sanitation Services
  Commercial Night-Soil Collection; Kano, Nigeria
Public Toilets with Private Management; Kano, Nigeria
Cost-Effective and Appropriate Sanitation Systems; Sulabh International Social Service Organization, India
Combined Services and Environmental Rehabilitation
    Housing and Environmental Project SAPMA, Grenada
Rehabilitation of Urban Areas; Guarapiranga Project, Brazil
Private Sector Participation in Water and Sanitation Services. Gweru, Zimbabwe.
Private Sector Participation in Water and Sanitation Services, Stutterheim, South Africa.
Pro-Poor Water and Sewer Concessions. La Paz, Bolivia.
Independent Water and Sanitation Providers
By Issue:
Illustrated 1-page summaries in pdf format, suitable for printing.
(From ‘Worksheets’; Water and Sanitation Program Study, 2000.)
An Association Operating Standpipe Concession; Conakry, Guinee
Private Operator of a Simplified Water System; Bamako, Mali
Concessionaire of a Small Town Water Network; Guerou, Mauritania
Resellers of Household Tap Water; Cotonou, Benin
Resellers of Household Tap Water; Abidjan, Côte d’Ivorie
Resellers of Water; Teshie-Nungua and Nima, Ghana
Truck Vendors of City Water; Nouakchott, Mauritania
Donkey-drawn Water Carters; Nouakchott, Mauritania
Standpipe Operators; Burkina Faso
Manager of Handcarts for Water Resale; Conakry, Guinee
Pushcart Vendors for Water Resale; Vingunguti, Tanzania
A Sanitation Enterprise; Conakry, Guinee
Public Toilet Manager; Bamako, Mali
Latrine-building Masons; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Latrine Cleaners as Construction Tradesmen; Conakry, Guinee
Septage Suction Truck; Contonou, Benin
The Pick and Shovel Men of Baye Pelle of Dakar; Dakar, Senegal
By Issue:
Examples in narrative form includes:
Pioneer of Private Water Systems, Kampala, Uganda
Community Based Sanitation Service, Nairobi, Kenya
Public Toilet Operator, Kampala, Uganda
Latrine Diggers and Emptiers, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, Kenya and Tanzania
Cesspool Empyting Services, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Private Public Conveniences, Kano, Nigeria
Vacutug Community Pit Latrine Emptying Service; Kiberi, Nairobi, Kenya
By Country Reports:
(From Water and Sanitation Program Ten Country Study, April 2000 - download pdf of report)
Benin: Cotonou
Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou
Côte d’Ivorie: Abidjan
Guinea: Conakry
Kenya: Nairobi
Mali: Bamako
Mauritania: Nouakchott
Senegal: Dakar
Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam
Uganda: Kampala
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See also the Best Practices Database for further examples.

Check listings in the Africa region under: INFRASTRUCTURE: safe-water provision / waste-management and treatment / sanitation. Please note that the site requires a paid subscription to access the complete information.

For the 2000 listing, particularly note:

South Africa:
Provision of Infrastructure for a Housing Development in Temba
The provision of bulk and related infrastructure for housing was used as a vehicle to provide local employment opportunities. Initiate and facilitate training of skills and entrepreneurship. Build capacity of the council and facilitate the employment of women , youth and the disabled.

Ibungilo Community Clean Water Supply Project
It was seen that it was expensive to provide any service such as water supply in the Ibungilo squatter area because it needed to construct a reservoir tank and booster station for pumping the water uphill. This was too expensive for an area "illegally" inhabited considering the fact that most of inhabitants in Ibungilo live below poverty line. This did not provide any incentive of investing in an area where it was obvious. The example highlights the actions taken.

Safe Water Supply and Sanitation and Waste Reccycling and Re-Use
The purpose of this initiative was to avail clean water particularly to the Urban poor and marginalised groups through providing water kiosks that are self-sustaining. On the broader sense, the initiative was also unsure that water source were free of all forms of pollution by encouraging community participation in the management of the wetlands resources that primarily perform the filtration process of water thus ensuring the provision of clean and safe water. In this initiative emphasis was put on enabling the community to access safe water by encouraging proper sanitation practices, protecting water sources through use appropriate and affordable technologies and by involving the communities in the management of these resources so as to ensure sustainability.


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