How water kiosks can improve access to water for the urban poor


This Briefing Note considers Small Water Enterprises in relation to the operation of water kiosks, identifying key components for their success and recommendations based on good practice.

It is based upon findings from a project designed to identify and test options for improving water services to the urban poor. Phase 1 of the project included field work in Ghana, Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania to identify constraints, opportunities and strategies to supply acceptable water services to low-income customers living in informal settlements.


WEDC in association with Practical Action: Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, ISBN 9781843801085, 6 pp.

Published 1 January 2006