Sustainable Service Models

A persistent challenge in the WASH sector is designing interventions--infrastructure investments, information campaigns, institutional innovations--whose benefits are sustained over the long term. Research by the Water, Health & Development program affiliates explores different ways of operationalizing sustainability, and identifies the conditions under which particular interventions are more or less likely to realize sustainability goals.

Projects

Quantifying benefits of biogas production: Panama Biogas production has been lauded as a way to improve sustainability of wastewater treatment, as wastewater is converted to usable energy. However, little work has been done to quantify the value of...
Chlorine Disinfection Systems For Low Income Urban Areas: Bangladesh Little work has been done to explore intermediate options between promoting household point-of-use (POU) water treatment technologies (treating drinking water in the home) and expensive city-wide...
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-...