Globally, water coverage in rural areas is purported to have reached 84%, but some 30-40% of this infrastructure is no longer functioning as designed. Our Area-wide Rural Water Supply Services (ARWSS) product addresses the challenge of deficient water service delivery.

Reasons for non-functioning systems are manifold: management challenges, sector fragmentation, sub-standard technologies, poorly functioning or non-existent supply chains, and weak post-construction support. These are compounded by emerging and/ or the intersecting threats of climate change, migration, and water resource competition. SNV's ARWSS product seeks to overcome the barriers to people's access to a reliable, safe, affordable, sustainable, and equitable water supply for all.

We recognise that improving the construction of water systems partially solve the challenges to quality access.

But, institutional reform and innovative management models are critical to ensure the sustainability of water supply.

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