Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • Almost 20% of Sub-Saharan Africa relies on a water source that is more than 30 minutes away from the household.
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.
  • 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.

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)