With targeted technical assistance, Chemonics improves water and wastewater services, management, and facility development for public and private entities. Our work builds the capacity of local engineers, policymakers, and financial institutions to develop safe, clean, and sustainable water supply and wastewater treatment. In particular, we are improving regulatory and financial oversight to ensure that stressed municipal systems have sustainable and resilient water and wastewater services.
Water and Wastewater.
Natural Resource Management and Water Security in Southern Africa
Improved natural resource management and increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation are essential to addressing human and ecosystem challenges in southern Africa.
Managing Water and Wastewater in Lebanon
The water and wastewater infrastructure in Lebanon needed improvements to deliver efficient, sustainable services to the country’s citizens.
Turning on the Tap in the Middle East and North Africa
Certification programs for water plant operators are improving critical water and sanitation services in the Middle East and North Africa.
Less is More: How Cape Town Became a Model for Water Governance
As winter took its bite over the southern hemisphere, residents of Cape Town, South Africa, looked anxiously towards their rainy season. Cape Town, which entered a severe drought in 2017, urgently required consistent and above-average rainfall to avoid the looming threat of “Day Zero” returning in 2019 — the day when city authorities could potentially…
Filling a Critical Gap in Afghanistan
In the context of Afghanistan, political instability, physical insecurity, and slow economic growth often limit the potential for private investment and partnership. As such, it’s not so much about whether or not the government and donors are engaging with the private sector, but rather if they are using the right mechanisms at the right time…
Four Ways to Build Urban Resilience to Water Stress
The United Nations estimates that 68 percent of the world’s population will be concentrated in urban centers by 2050. While water and sanitation access and delivery are generally higher in urban areas, cities still face significant challenges managing, operating, and expanding critical infrastructure, as well as ensuring the financial and environmental sustainability of municipal water…