Safe Water Enterprises
Safe Water Enterprises are an effective complement to conventional, centralized water infrastructure. Faster and more modular to deploy, these decentralized water centers can meet the needs of rapidly urbanizing regions faster and more cost effectively than conventional water infrastructure development. At the same time, they are more sustainable than basic hand pumps and better suited to address the type of contamination found in urbanizing settings. Two studies linked below offer additional insight.
Dalberg January 2017
The Untapped Potential of Decentralized Solutions to Provide Safe, Sustainable Drinking Water at Large Scale: The State of the Safe Water Enterprises Market. Dalberg January 2017.
"Safe Water Enterprises can serve between 1.46 – 3.86 billion people and deserve greater support."
Unilever and EY August 2018
How Can a Trickle Become a Torrent. EY a/ August 2018.
"With the right focus, impact entrepreneurs and investors can play an even bigger role in bringing safe, affordable drinking water to millions."