Issues We Work On

Multiple-Use Water Services

Recognizing that water is used for different purposes, Multiple Use Water Services (MUS) has emerged as one of the best ways to maximize water use. Research has shown that MUS improves:

  • Use of water from one source for multiple purposes
  • Use of water of different quality from different sources for different purposes
  • Income generation and other productive purposes
  • Nutritional values of families
  • Ability to operate and maintain water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities at community level

Our work in this area focuses on:

  • Research into factors that should be considered to make MUS robust
  • Promoting the sharing of knowledge through capacity building
  • Releasing of tools that promote MUS

Download the report Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS): Recommendations for a Robust and Sustainable Approach.

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