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 Functionality of Rural Water Supply Services product addresses the challenge of deficient water service delivery.

Reasons for non-functioning systems are many-fold and include new threats such as climate change, migration and water resource competition, coupled with older problems such as management challenges, sector fragmentation, low construction quality, inexistent supply chains, poor targeting and weak postconstruction support. We seek to address issues around the reliability of water supply, the sustainability of water systems, the affordability of services, and equitable access to water for all. We recognise that in addition to improving the construction of water systems, institutional reform and innovative management models are critical to ensuring the sustainability of water supply.

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