a project for sustainable water access for all
Our project is revolved around two key ideas:
Establish a picture of the innovative solutions to local WATER SUPPLY problems, with the different water stakeholders.
general access :
Set up a methodology to define social impact of a drinking water access, to show the cost-effectiveness of water access.
Make 3 case study about social impact of a drinking water access to test our methodology
The field work took place between april and september 2016 across 5 countries: Israël, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India and Singapore
And more in details..??
About the SUSTAINABLE access, we had two ways of acting which depend on the visited country:
– For Israel and Singapore, which are experts in water management, we want to meet the innovative stakeholders at every level (administration, industrials, start-up, NGOs..) to see what are the last innovations in the water sector.
– For India, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, we want to invest ourselves in one NGO selected for its capacities to innovate by their model, respecting logic of sustainable development, during more or less one month. Idea is to prove that another way of doing can work, and to make the most of local knowledge about a very specific problematic.
During this period, we :
- Made an impact study of their action on the local population. The idea is to offer them an objective way to evaluate their job.
About the access to water for ALL, we wanted to :
- Set up and test a calculation methodology of the actual cost of water for the ‘hidden’ section of the local community, to show that most of them are actually paying more than those who are connected to the network, to have water which quality is sometimes poor. Eliminating at the same time, the persistent prejudice accorded to people on the fringe of the system, who don’t have financial resources to connect to the water network and pay consumption charges, thus curbing their integration into the wider community.
In practice, we can say today that it is quite difficult to put a price on everything linked with water. It is possible to put a price on health improvements but it is not possible possible to put a price on the fact that Bangla women feel better because they wash themselves thanks to a private connection.
- This trip will allowed us to test our social impact methodology in 3 very different contexts , putting its stability to field test. A generalization of these methodologies to a worldwide level could really abolish an important prejudice about water and contribute to a sustainable progress for water access.
Why these countries
We have chosen Israel and Singapore for their expertise in the water sector.
We have chosen India, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, because they have very different water issues:
Drought for Ethiopia, water supply in the slums for Bangladesh and water supply in rural areas with caste issues in India.
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