Expanding Access

Over the past 25 years the share of the world's population without access to improved water supply services fell from 22% to 11%, but some 800 million still rely on unimproved water sources such as rivers and shallow wells. Over the same period, progress in expanding access to basic sanitation has been much slower; almost three billion people around the world use low quality sanitation facilities, or no facilities at all. Stanford's Water, Health & Development program affiliates research the effectiveness of different policy and planning strategies designed to expand access to water and sanitation services, from targeted subsidies and informational interventions to micro-finance and private-sector participation.

 

Projects

M-Maji: Using mobile technology to increase water access: Kenya In Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, clean water is sold, but residents often don’t know in advance where to buy it or how much it costs. Therefore, the time expenditure for finding and fetching clean...
Integrated Mobile Sanitation Solutions in Urban Settings: Haiti The Challenge 2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to safe sanitation. One billion people live in urban slums, and that number is growing. Slum residents currently have a lose-...