Accelerating the coverage of reliable access to safe and affordable water services
Ensuring access to sustainable high-quality water services that meet communities’ true needs will require a new approach and outlook on implementation. The Foundation will make investments in three inter-related focus areas: 1) advancing proven and promising solutions and models, 2) strengthening water governance and in-country systems, and 3) building and disseminating credible and actionable evidence. These three approaches will be applied in an integrated way within the countries where we work in sub-Saharan Africa. By doing so, we seek to accelerate the coverage of reliable access to safe and affordable water for households, health facilities and schools in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Uganda.
News from the Field
Earlier this year, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation's Safe Water team convened a workshop, populated primarily with Foundation grantees and facilitated by IRC and Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, to provide a forum for crucial feedback regarding sustainability in the safe water space.
Millennium Water Alliance
To increase access to safe water for an additional 300,000 people in rural Ethiopia, and to strengthen the capacity of government to manage existing water supply assets and deliver reliable safe water services to 3.2 million people in 23 districts.
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By connecting financial institutions to communities in developing countries in need of clean water and toilets, small loans are then made to individuals and households. As loans are repaid, they can be redeployed to additional people in need of safe water, reducing the need for subsidies, which can then be freed up to help those who need it most.
Triple-S (Sustainable Services at Scale) is a six-year, multi-country learning initiative to improve water supply to the rural poor. Triple-S Ghana in collaboration with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), the governmental agency responsible for rural water and related sanitation, and the host institution for Triple-S in Ghana, have collaborated on a number of studies on issues of interest to the sector.
WASHfunders.org is a unique source of data and information for donors, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in water, sanitation, and hygiene. The site was created by our partner, the Foundation Center, as a one-stop-shop for funding and needs-related data and information.
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The adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) gives the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector a new global ambition to strive for – pushing for bigger and better services. The Foundation has embraced this bold challenge with the design and release of its 2017-2021 grantmaking strategy.
The Water Institute (WI) at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was requested to assess the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Sustainable Access to Safe Water Strategy and its Strategic Objectives (SOs).
Funded by the Hilton Foundation, the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina and Water and Sanitation for Africa assessed the functionality of 1,470 water wells in the Greater Afram Plains region of Ghana, 898 of which were constructed by World Vision.