Mission: Improve health in developing countries by improving the quality of drinking water.
Programs: Monitoring for safe waterthe monitoring for safe water program was launched in 2012 and is led by aquaya in partnership with the international water association (iwa) and world health organization (who). The monitoring for safe water program is now in its third year, and 2014 activities focused continuation of programmatic water quality testing. By early 2014, all 26 partner institution began to provide water quality data and receive testing incentive payments. In 2014, mid-term assessments of the water quality testing program were conducted at all partner institutions.
world bank- tanzania: studyfor the past decade, the government of tanzania and the world bank have worked in partnership to address the inadequate sanitation infrastructure in rural areas of tanzania. As a part of this, aquaya is evaluating willingness to pay for concrete and plastic latrine slab products (considered by some to be easier to clean and safer to use than open pit latrines alone) among 1,500 randomly selected households in rural districts. Aquayas work will help determine the potential for private businesses to sustainably sell these latrine slabs as well as the appropriate role (if any) for government in furthering their purchase and use.
tetra tech: sustainable water and sanitation for africathe sustainable water and sanitation in africa (suwasa) is a six year regional program launched in 2009 by the u. S. Agency for international development (usaid) to support improved access to water and sanitation in sub-saharan africa. A critical component of suwasa is disseminating knowledge, tools, and learning gained from suwasas 17 activities across nine african countries. To assist in the implementation of the knowledge agenda, aquaya has undertaken an inventory of existing knowledge of the current thinking, trends and practice in delivering sustainable urban water and sanitation services in sub-saharan africa. Aquaya is creating a series of annotated bibliographies that are intended to stimulate debate and stretch current thinking on solutions for improving delivery of urban water and sanitation services in sub-saharan africa.