Rural Evidence and Learning for Water (REAL-Water)
ATREE is a member of a consortium led by The Aquaya Institute, that has been awarded a five-year, Cooperative Agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Rural Evidence and Learning for Water (REAL-Water) program. REAL-Water will evaluate strategies for expanding access to safe and sustainable rural water across the developing world.
The Rural Evidence and Learning for Water (REAL-Water) program will support research on three primary topics:
- Professionalization of rural water service delivery
- Strengthening of water quality monitoring in rural areas
- Improved planning for water resources
REAL-Water will support policy makers, development partners, and service providers to make strategic decisions and implement best practices for water management through implementation research. It will also ensure coordination with related USAID programs that contribute to the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Water Resources Management (WRM) knowledge base, in alignment with the USAID Water for the World Implementation Research Agenda.
REAL-Water partners include:
- Aguaconsult, United Kingdom
- Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
- Skat Foundation’s Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), Switzerland
- Safe Water Network, US
- Water Mission, USA
For further details about the overall project, kindly visit REAL_Water