Water for all?

Almost¬†one billion people in the world lack safe water. Typically, it is the poor and marginalised people who do not even enjoy the basic requirement of 20 litres per day. But not because there isn’t enough water! The way we design our technological systems and the way we govern them, is what determine if we will be able to ensure that the human right to have access to water will be met.

I have worked with water innovation and sector reform issues mainly in Europe and Africa with a focus on sustainability and equity issues. Technology is never “a given” in these processes. Attention must be given to how institutions create incentives for technological change processes which allow service provision for all – including the poor and marginalised. Clients have included donors, UN and research organisations.