Policy reform alternatives to combat failure of onsite wastewater treatment systems

Dec. 19, 2019

Pugel, Kimberly. (2019) "Policy reform alternatives to combat failure of onsite wastewater treatment systems." Journal of Science Policy & Governance. One in six homes in Colorado treat wastewater on-site through septic systems. Properly- functioning septic systems that adequately contain and treat waste save households money, protect property value, help keep...

What are collective action approaches anyway?

Dec. 19, 2019

Read full blog post here:​ https://enviroincentives.com/blog/4114/ We have observed a range of approaches used to address problems of coordination and collaboration among WASH stakeholders, donors, and implementers which often differ in the intensity of collaboration. The least intensive collaborations are informative platforms that simply improve the availability of information. Slightly...

Factors Influencing Revenue Collection for Preventative Maintenance of Community Water Systems: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Aug. 27, 2019

This Sustainable WASH Systems study analyzed combinations of conditions that influence regular payments for water service in resource-limited communities. To do so, the study investigated 16 communities participating in a new preventive maintenance program in the Kamuli District of Uganda under a public–private partnership framework. First, this study identified conditions...

The 'art' in partnerships

Feb. 5, 2019

You can’t do it alone, and government can’t do it alone. Strengthening a WASH system needs a whole partnership of actors working collectively, but what do partnerships need to work well? These partnerships bring together those that make the system controversial and complex in the first place – the agencies,...

Using Network Analysis to Understand Alignment Toward Collective Action

Jan. 7, 2019

At University of North Carolina’s 2018 Water and Health Conference, University of Colorado Boulder's Kimberly Pugel presented two case studies to highlight a method SWS is using to visualize the priorities of each actor within a network by combining standard network analysis with qualitative interviews. SWS partners are seeking to...

Factor and Actor Networks: Alignment of Collective Action Groups for Water Sustainability in Ethiopia

Jan. 7, 2019

As the international water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector moves towards approaches that strengthen the wider political, social, technical, institutional, and environmental sub-systems that keep WASH infrastructure functioning, there is a growing need to understand the organizations, governments, and people that manage and rely on these sub-systems. As no single...

Priority Addressment Protocol: Understanding the Ability and Potential of Sanitation Systems to Address Priorities

Nov. 29, 2018

Davis, A., Javernick-Will, A., Cook, S., 2019. Priority Addressment Protocol: Understanding the Ability and Potential of Sanitation Systems to Address Priorities. Environmental Science & Technology 53, 401–411. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b04761

Summary of the paper's methods and findings that shows multiple qualitative methods and respondent attributes were compared to identify the greatest number of priorities

A comparison of interviews, focus groups, and photovoice to identify sanitation priorities and increase success of community-based sanitation systems

Aug. 3, 2018

Davis, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Cook, S. (2018). Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. DOI: 10.1039/C8EW00391B.

Avoiding Failure: The Use of Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Identify Pathways to Successful Sanitation Interventions

June 25, 2018

Davis, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Cook, S. (2018). Engineering Project Organization Conference. Brijuni, Croatia, June 25-27, 2018.

Political Drivers, Including SDG Indicators, Directly Impact Sanitation Efforts on the Ground

Pugel, K. (2017). IRC.