Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for over a third of the world's 884 million people who still do not get their drinking water from improved sources.
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.
  • Almost 20% of Sub-Saharan Africa relies on a water source that is more than 30 minutes away from the household.
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.

Case Studies

The Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities (AWASLA) Network case studies profile locally-based projects and actions supporting sustainability in the water and sanitation sector in Africa. It features:

  • the local context of the project
  • objectives
  • results
  • challenges, success stories and lessons learned
  • budgeting and financial issues

In addition AWASLA also seeks to highlight case studies from both South Asia and South East Asia promoting South South exchange of knowledge and best practice.

  • Atlantis, South Africa: Recycling wastewater to bolster ground water supply: the Atlantis Story (pdf)
  • City of Hosakote, Karnataka, India: Participatory planning for implementing sustainable sanitation (pdf)
  • City of Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India: Sustainable School sanitation initiative (pdf)
  • City of Vasai Virar, Maharastra, India: Initiatives by the local government in implementing sustainable sanitation actions (pdf)
  • City of Vikrabad, Andhra Pradesh, India: Women’s initiative in implementing Sustainable Sanitation actions (pdf)
  • Commune de Klouekanme, Benin: Mobilising political will as a driver in local planning for improved service delivery (pdf)
  • Embangweni, Malawi: Community driven demand for improved sanitation facilities (pdf)
  • Lesotho: Low cost sanitation provision in urban areas in Lesotho: A model for improved sanitation coverage (pdf)
  • Lichinga, Mozambique: Innovative Marketing: Removing the barriers to Ecological Sanitation in Lichinga, Niassa Province (pdf)
  • Maputo, Mozambique: The potential of local monitoring to stimulate sanitation behaviour change in Maputo, Mozambique (pdf)
  • Mathare 10, Nairobi, Kenya: Piloting Urban Community-Led Total Sanitation approaches in an underserved informal settlement in Kenya (pdf)
  • Niamey, Niger: Wastewater treatment and water recycling for biomass production in Niamey, Niger (pdf)
  • Otjiwarongo, Namibia: An innovative, locally adapted, dry sanitation system for arid regions (pdf)
  • Pook se Bos, Cape Town: MobiSan: Communal urine diversion toilets in Pook se Bos, Cape Town (pdf)
  • Rwanda: Innovative strategies to mobilise local action for improved water and sanitation service delivery (pdf)
  • Uganda: Paving the way for Local Government participation in Sector Financing Negotiations for Water and Sanitation (pdf) 

South South Exchange of knowledge and best practice

  • Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Ahmedabad Parivartan Programme (pdf)
  • Agra Nagar Nigam, Agra, Uttra Pradesh: A decentralised wastewater Treatment system under the Crosscutting Agra Project (CAP)(pdf)
  • Alandur Municipality, Tamil Nadu: Innovative Community involvement in PPP model to Implement an Underground Sewerage System (pdf)
  • Gwalior Municipal Corporation, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh: Community Managed Sanitation Scheme (pdf)
  • Tiruchirapalli Municipal Corporation, Tamil Nadu: Community Managed Sanitation Complexes (pdf)