Appeals & Response Plans
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
Maps & Infographics
Updated - Friday 26 November 2010
Authors: Lucrezia Koestler, Andreas G Koestler, Marius A Koestler
Life-cycle costs of rural water systems have until now been poorly documented and paid little attention to. Most actors such as donors, NGOs, governments and other stakeholders tend to focus on the capital costs and do not know what it costs to run and maintain systems over time.
Communities in Uganda are responsible for making cash payments towards the construction of water supply facilities (e.g. boreholes), their operations and maintenance.
Football superstars including Didier Drogba and Arjen Robben have joined WASH United to fight for safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all.
WASH United is an initiative set up by German NGO Brot f=FCr die Welt linking sector organisations with sport.
Where sectors develop and cost recovery is introduced, a demand for better services emerges. Consumers who pay for water want in return good services. Payers also expect relevant communication on these services from water managers. They want to know what actions are planned to address their concerns, in what timeframe and with what financial implications.
The Triple-S initiative 2009 to 2014
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is leading a six-year multi-country learning initiative to improve water supply to the rural poor. Sustainable Services at Scale (Triple-S) seeks to move away from project-based, stand-alone implementation of water systems towards indefinitely sustainable rural water services delivered at scale.
IRC and two local partners have started a project to strengthen WASH governance in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, by strengthening and supporting dialogue between elected leaders and technical staff, NGOs, CBOs and businesses in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Its main objective is to help to create accountable and responsive WASH services for rural communities in Moyo, Adjumani and Nebbi districts and in Amuru sub-county.
Main implementing partners
Three partners are working together, using European funding (EuropeAid/ 126-522/M/ACT/UG).