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Prepaid services for water in Africa – survey

An increasing number of African water utilities are turning to pre-paid metering in order to curb wastage, claw back lost revenues and extend service coverage. Do the rewards justify the high roll-out costs? Chris Heymans, senior water and sanitation specialist at the World Bank, is currently undertaking a study of pre-paid services in eight cities […]

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“This is wealth in Wote”

The owner of this shamba specially asked his man to remove the pipe so that he could proudly share his ‘wealth’ – sweet, fresh water piped in from a submersed pump with pipe and power laid down under the dry river bed and his fields. Value is always contextual.

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