Small-scale water suppliers to bring water to informal settlements

Informal settlements lack access to municipal infrastructure that supply water, which means that households (and women in particular) have to walk long distances or wait a long time to fetch water from municipal spigots. Small-scale private water operators can be used to transport water to informal settlements reselling it for a slightly higher price, thus improving access to water for vulnerable populations.

Climate Related Risk

Not clearly identified

Form of Option

Institutions and governance, Laws and regulation

Country of Origin

Burkina Faso


Specific group in a society (e.g. women, Indigenous, slum-dwellers)


The option has been identified and implemented with no indication that it will continue beyond the context of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in policy, laws or regulation