Sustainability and scale-up of household water treatment and safe storage practices: enablers and barriers to effective implementation

Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) practices improve water quality and human health. However, only boiling is widely used. In the International Journal of Environmental Hygiene and Health, we assessed 47 factors identified by key informants as influencing the sustainability and scalability of HWTS and organized them into six categories: user guidance; resource availability; standards and regulations; program integration and collaboration; user preferences; and market strategies. By considering each category, government officials and practitioners can optimize program success.

Ojomo, Edema, Mark Elliott, Lorelei Goodyear, Michael Forson, and Jamie Bartram. In press. “Sustainability and scale-up of household water treatment and safe storage practices: enablers and barriers to effective implementation.” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2015.03.002.