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A collection of background material for the Hygiene Improvement project (HIP) E-dicussion on Safe Storage of Water at Point of Use.


FileImplementation, Critical Factors and Challenges to Scale-Up of HWTS Systems.

Presentation along the background paper on the Status of Implementation, Critical Factors and Challenges to Scale up of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Technologies by Susan Murcott, consultant, Academy for Educational Development - Hygiene Improvement Program, May 2006

20060401-Status-of-HWTS-1.pdf  (340.0 kB)

DocumentImplementation, Critical Factors and Challenges to Scale-Up of HWTS Systems.

Background Paper on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) for the Electronic Conference May 12-22, 2006 Hosted by USAID / AED Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP). By Susan Murcott, Senior Lecturer - Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 2006.
This paper explores the current status of the adoption and sustained use of household drinking water treatment and safe storage systems, the critical factors that influence adoption and sustained use and the associated challenges to scale-up. This paper is a DRAFT and will be revised based on comments and insights gained from the May 12 – 22, 2006 e-conference on HWTS. We welcome your input!
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FileHWTS product trials-Nepal

HIP conducted a point of use (POU) product trial in Nepal to contribute to the base of formative research available to develop the national POU Marketing Strategy and a hygiene improvement strategy and implementation work plan for four selected districts in Nepal. HIP worked with Solutions Inc., UNICEF, and USAID in Nepal to complete this study.

POU Trial Nepal.pdf  (151.4 kB)

ArticleTheme 1: Pure Home Water case

Household water treatment and safe storage is both an old and a new approach to providing safe water and is meant to go hand in hand with efforts to provide and protect safe water supplies at the source and to provide safe water at the point of use. Pure Home Water is the first social business of its kind in Ghana, focusing on giving users choices of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) products that are locally manufactured and affordable ($1-$20) through person-to-person (especially woman-to-woman) marketing and sales to provide safe water at the household level. The questions posed by this case will help to identify economic and cultural factors that promote HWTS use.

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ArticleTheme 2: NEWAH Case

Safe drinking water is vital to life but is not available for many people in Nepal. Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH) is a Nepali NGO that through partnership with other Nepali NGOs and CBOs supports the construction of drinking water supply systems and sanitation facilities in rural areas. NEWAH does not directly promote household water treatment. It focuses on safe storage and safe handling of water from source to mouth. The questions in this case study will explore how to balance supplying safe water at the source with promoting water treatment and storage at the household level.

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