SNV’s WASH initiatives will provide access to improved drinking water services and/or improved sanitary facilities for 10 million people from 2016 to 2018. Our work improves environmental health by reducing pathways for disease transmission, enhances nutrition - especially with regards to stunting in children, and reduces both untreated human waste and wastewater.
Long term sustainability lies at the core of our work. We strengthen public governance around WASH services, support institutional changes and capacity, develop financially viable services, and improve asset management of existing WASH infrastructure. This includes strengthening the roles of civil society and the private sector in advocacy and operation, as well as promoting sector and stakeholder dialogue and reflection about changing needs and standards in the light of increasing urbanisation and the Sustainable Development Goals.
SNV provides expertise to work towards universal coverage across 4 distinct product areas:
- Sustainable Sanitation & Hygiene for All (SSH4A)
- Urban Sanitation & Hygiene for Health and Development (USHHD)
- Functionality of Rural Water Supply Services (FRWSS)
- Urban Water Supply Services (UWSS)
Please click on each of the product areas for more information and related projects.