Why is working with the government to address urban WASH in India so crucial? Longstanding efforts by various levels of government and communities to improve coverage have not yet yielded lasting results. The fastest way for any sustainable innovation to create a large-scale impact is through business and government collaboration.
Most countries have solved their WASH problems through relatively conventional tools, that is, by creating large-scale centralized WASH infrastructure financed by governments, public-private partnerships and development funds. Though successful, this model requires a proportionate amount of financing and resources.