This proposal notes a lack of demand due to lack of education, lack of capital, insufficient availability of water, and cost of solutions as major challenges. The team recommends establishing partnerships between micro-finance institutions, the public sector, ICT, NGOs, Water.org, and the bottom of the pyramid to create and increase demand for clean water and sanitation locally. The team suggests leveraging cell phone SMS, radio, lottery incentives, guerrilla seminars, and schools, to increase interest and capital.
Solving the Global Water Crisis
Solutions: Education, Network and Community Building, Education and Awareness Campaigns, Micro-Finance Institutions and Loans, External Industry and/or Sector Model , Communication (Information, Availability, Quality, Reporting), Awareness and/or Reporting, Fee for Service/Subscription, Business-Led, Financial, Social, Sanitation Focused, Information Sharing, Technology, Mobile/SMS/GIS, Economic and Commercial, Water Focused, Network Building