Community Safe Water Solutions: India Sector Review

Aug 01, 2014
  • Description

This report is a critical step in "tying it all together." It identifies the need for community safe water solutions (CSWSs) in rural India and reviews the models employed by key sector players to address this need. It provides a platform for assessing and understanding the market for CSWSs by exploring the current economic and operating models, operating challenges, and funding scenarios for ensuring sustainability and scale-up. The report presents recommendations and next steps toward a coordinated agenda to drive sustainable provision of safe drinking water in rural India. It also incorporates key insights from Safe Water Network's Fifth International Forum, "Beyond the Pipe:Sustainable Community Safe Water Solutions," held October 31, 2013 in New Delhi.The report is intended for implementers, facilitators, and funding organizations, including nongovernmentalorganizations (NGOs), technology providers, financia institutions, and foundations. The findings can be useful to government, at the national, state, and local levels, in reviewing policies and planning for budget allocations. Finally, they can be useful for consultants and academicians with an interest in sustainable development models for the rural poor.