The emergence of a new model for access to water based on 5 pillars:
- A social contract: the aim is to bring together the various stakeholders who have an interest in improving access to water and sanitation for everyone.
- Local design: water is a local resource that needs solutions adapted to the context in which it is taken and used.
- Decentralization of services, to reduce investment costs, with in particular water kiosks, franchised water services, and micro-utilities which provide an interim solution.
- Controlling costs and offering financial arrangements (such as micro-credit) to make public sanitation services affordable for low-income households.
- A reduction in the overall cost of water and wastewater services, by making use of innovative solutions.