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Total titles in this series: 20.

Echoing Success: Expanding Promotion of Home Water Treatment Through the Antenatal Water and Hygiene Kit Program in Malawi

Since 2006, PATH has investigated how commercial market forces can help extend access to safe water in developing countries and reduce waterborne disease. Promoting household water treatment and storage products targeted to low-income consumers is a key part of the strategy. This project brief summarizes PATH's work in Malawi working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the effects of an innovative program that promoted chlorine disinfectants for household water treatment to pregnant women seeking antenatal care.

Author: Kols A, Wood S, Schlanger K

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Sparking Demand for Household Water Treatment Products: Lessons From Commercial Projects in Four Countries

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and safe storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes PATH's demand generation activities to encourage correct and consistent use of household water treatment solutions in Cambodia, Kenya, India, and Vietnam.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: January 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

PATH Safe Water Project's Monitoring and Evaluation Framework: Testing Market-Based Solutions in Four Countries

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This technical brief summarizes the monitoring and evaluation framework that was used to analyze the success of various market-based approaches that PATH tested in India, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Kenya.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: November 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage in Vietnam: Exploring Commercial Strategies to Market Safe Water Products

This publication details PATH's projects to improve household water treatment and storage in Vietnam, including findings and lessons learned from research and demonstration projects.

Author: Robertson J

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Newly Designed Ceramic Water Pot for Low-Income Households

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes PATH's product development process, in partnership with Hydrologic, a Cambodian manufacturer, to improve the ceramic water purifier for low- and middle-income families.

Author: Murray M

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Our End-Users as Co-Designers: Development of the Safe Water Project Reference Design and Design Guidelines

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes PATH's product development process to design an HWTS device that specifically meets the needs of low- and middle-income families. This brief also describes PATH's efforts to create a set of design guidelines for HWTS devices.

Author: Wittet S

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Bicycle Model Yields Rich Learning Despite Limited Results: Microentrepreneurs Try to Sell New Water Treatment Product in Rural India

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage (HWTS) products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief and fact sheet summarize the findings of the bicycle entrepreneur distribution model—the first of a number of pilot projects that PATH and its partners undertook in India and other countries to overcome distribution and marketing barriers that make it difficult for HWTS manufacturers to reach lower-income households and rural markets.

Author: Lasher H

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Developing the Smart Electrochlorinator: A Low-Cost Solution to Safe Water for Small Communities

PATH is working to provide safe water at the community level. The Smart Electrochlorinator 200 (SE200) is a device that allows communities to take ownership of the safety of their drinking water while potentially creating income opportunities for local entrepreneurs. This project brief summarizes PATH's work facilitating the development and implementation of the SE200.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Promoting Treatment of Water at Home Through Antenatal Clinics: Evaluating the Hygiene Kit Program in Malawi

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes the findings of PATH's work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the effects of an innovative program that promoted a chlorine disinfectant for treatment of water at home to pregnant women seeking antenatal care.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Price-Performance Model: Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Devices: Critical Opportunities for Product Improvement

PATH’s Safe Water Project is exploring the potential for commercial enterprises to reach low-income populations with household water treatment and storage devices. This document describes the household water treatment and storage market and low-income user needs to guide current or potential manufacturers’ decisions about where it is most or least fruitful to try to increase end-user satisfaction.

Publication date: January 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Picturing the Customer: Developing Consumer Personas From Research on Household Water Use in Andhra Pradesh, India

PATH's Safe Water Project undertook a household research study in Andhra Pradesh, India, interviewing 1,000 respondents about their water sources, perceptions of water quality, definitions of "safe" water, and water treatment behaviors. This publication presents the five consumer personas that were created from the data to exemplify various aspects of water values.

Publication date: December 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Global Technology Landscape of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Products

PATH's Safe Water Project works to catalyze changes within the household water treatment and storage product category, specifically to benefit low-income populations. This matrix portrays a global landscape of technologies both presently existing and under development by numerous researchers and manufacturers.

Publication date: October 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Extended User Testing of Water Treatment Devices in Andhra Pradesh

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing an innovative safe water project with the goal of enabling commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes the findings and implications of user testing conducted for five household water treatment and safe storage devices in Andhra Pradesh, India, in 2009.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: August 2010

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Market Assessment of Household Water Treatment Products in Eight African Countries

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing an innovative project to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries. This project brief summarizes the findings and implications of an initial market assessment conducted in 2009 across eight African countries. It is available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: August 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

PATH Safe Water Program: An Overview of PATH’s Sanitation Efforts

This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project.

Publication date: February 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Formative Household Research in Andhra Pradesh

This document is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The project briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: June 2009

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Supply and Demand for Household Water Treatment Products in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra, India

This document is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: January 2009

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Findings From Investigation of User Experience With Household Water Treatment and Storage Products in Andhra Pradesh, India

This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: July 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Activities and Stakeholders in the Global Water Sector: A Preliminary Analysis

This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The project briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Snyder B

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Commercial Approaches to Providing Safe Water in India: A Literature Review

This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs