The two projects implemented by the International Secretariat for Water in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to provide sustainable and affordable rural water services have developed an innovative model with great scaling-up potential! Thanks to long-standing experience in Central Asia (ISW started working in Uzbekistan in 1998) and promising results from both countries (160,000 people in 32 villages now with access to safe water), a total cost-recovery model has been developed.
Two videos have been produced to present the main elements of this model:
“Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Uzbekistan, short version (4 minutes)”
“Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Uzbekistan, long version (12 minutes)”