This proposal cites a lack of access to safe water and basic sanitation, presence of water-related illness, and time spent collecting and transporting water as major challenges. The team recommends a Water Market, creating an efficient localized water distribution network to bridge the last mile. Using a tiered network of buyers and sellers, clean water can reach the end consumer by enabling the commercialization of water distribution in local communities.
Challenges: Extension of water grid, Improper Sanitation, Bacteriological Contamination, Waiting for Water, Finding Water, General Access, Infrastructure, Lack of Education and Awareness, Community Involvement, Empowerment, and Buy-In, Water Quality, Access
Solutions: Education and Awareness Campaigns, Entrepreneuship Focused, Community Level Solution, Water Credits, Franchising Model, Water Access Points (public or private taps), Economic and Commercial, Business-Led, Infrastructure Construction, Financial, Social, Sanitation Focused, Water Focused, Gender Focused