We are all too familiar with these figures: on average, only 50% of the population in Latin America is connected to sewerage and 30% of those households receive any treatment. These figures are…

Diego Juan Rodriguez |

Credit: Water & Sanitation Program  Cities over the past century have become the driving force of the global economy. Accounting for over half the world’s population and generating around 80%…

Robert C. Brears |

At the heels of the Sustainable Development Summit at the United Nations in New York this past weekend, an operations team from the World Bank’s Water Global Practice (GP) is meeting with…

Jonathan Kamkwalala |

Can prepaid systems become an instrument to improve access and quality of water services to poor people in African cities and towns? Or does prepayment deny poor people more access to water? Do…

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |

We know that water and sanitation services do not always recover their costs from tariffs. So, if communities or governments are to maintain the infrastructure properly, they depend on the public…

Meike van Ginneken |