SNV's Urban Sanitation & Hygiene for Health and Development product addresses the reality that for the vast majority of cities and towns in developing countries, wastewater and human waste end up untreated back in the living environment. Our work includes the setting-up of facilities and services for waste management through collaboration between the public and private sectors and communities.

Our starting point is the recognition that the majority of cities and small towns in the developing world are non-sewered, or have predominantly on-site sanitation facilities. We work with city authorities to develop business and financial models to address coverage, services and treatment needs, linking where possible to reuse. We work on city-wide coverage, with specific models for vulnerable areas, and include health and safety, regulation and enforcement issues.

Our experts

Rajeev Munankami

Multi-country Programme Manager, WASH SDG

Maria Carreiro

Water Sector Leader – Zambia