December 5, 2023 – 8:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
In many low- and middle-income countries, small and informal water and sanitation service providers supply critical services to urban populations often unserved by piped water and sewerage. However, these providers are often not officially recognized or regulated, leading to expensive and poor-quality services.
Join us for a webinar to learn about recent research conducted by USAID URBAN WASH on approaches for formally leveraging small, local providers of water and sanitation services and a framework for cities to formalize, engage, and partner with these small providers. Then, hear from representatives from Zambia and Mozambique about their experience going through the process for water and fecal sludge emptying services.
The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A with practitioners who have worked on initiatives to formalize and engage small-scale providers, including:
Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company, the commercial utility of Lusaka, Zambia
Autoridade Reguladora de Água (AURA), the national water and sanitation regulator of Mozambique
Direcção Nacional de Abastecimento de Água e Saneamento (DNAAS), the national water directorate of Mozambique
Center for Water and Sanitation, CEPT University, the technical support partner for urban sanitation to the Government of Maharashtra in India