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  • Impact Series: Innovating towards economic impact

    VIA Water supports innovations that tackle urban water challenges in Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda and Senegal. Various key insights and lessons have been gathered throughout the programme, which we will share to guide and serve as a resource for water innovators, practitioners and policymakers. ...

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    • VIA Water
  • Impact Series: Innovating towards climate resilience

    VIA Water supports innovations that tackle urban water challenges in Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda and Senegal. Various key insights and lessons have been gathered throughout the programme, which we will share to guide and serve as a resource for water innovators, practitioners and policymakers. ...

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  • How to create a sponge town?

    There are tens of thousands of towns in the world but only a few can be called ‘sponge towns’. These are towns with enough water for everyone throughout the year, with functional green areas, that act as a buffer against floods and that are capable of redistributing water in times of drought. These specially designed towns safeguard the water needs of a community....

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    • Sponge Teams of Kajiado and Kwa Vonza
  • Sanitation Value Chain: Unlocking Opportunities in Sanitation

    The attached document is a bundle of publications and research papers made in the course of the Pit2Product project in Nakuru, that was supported by VIA Water and the Nakuru County Sanitation Programme (NCSP). The project lead was with VEI, Nawassco, SNV, Scode, and Egerton University as main partners. The research agenda was stimulated by the VIA Water learning agenda request. The research...

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    • Nakuru County Sanitation Programme
  • Resource Recovery from Waste

    Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. This book shows how Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) could create livelihoods, enhance food security, support...

  • Strengthening the business case for water, sanitation and hygiene

    Business is part of the solution and has a crucial role in driving the step change needed to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation. This guide has been developed to support evidence gathering and strengthen the business case for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), which is currently lacking. In response to the challenge of quantifying the business benefits, WaterAid, D...

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