Functionality of Rural Water Supply Services (FRWSS)
A capacity building multi-country project in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Nepal that supports water sector professionalisation, enabling local agencies and user groups to maintain service levels, manage water assets, and ensure quality standards.
The Functionality of Rural Water Supply Services (FRWSS) project was implemented in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Nepal.
Around the world, an estimated 780 million people still lack access to an improved water source. While many organisations are working to address this gap, too often, longer-term sustainability is forgotten in the drive to provide access - meaning more than 30% of people registered as beneficiaries of water services in fact lack access to safe, sustainable water sources.
SNV works to ensure equitable, ongoing access to safe water sources. Through capacity building, we support the professionalisation of the water sector – enabling local agencies and user groups to maintain service levels, manage water assets and ensure quality standards.
Our Functionality of Rural Water Supply Services (FRWSS) programmes focus on:
National sector development, learning and harmonisation
Local WASH governance
Improved performance of implementers and operators