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Water and sanitation

Water and sanitation


Water has been identified by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the most significant area of global risk. Africa is particularly vulnerable, given the relatively low level of average annual rainfall, constrained access to clean and safe drinking water, and climate variability on the continent.

Genesis has provided strategic advice to donors, governments and the private sector to support decision-making in the water sector. We have also evaluated water projects and worked as a learning partner on longer-term programmes.



    Building Southern Africa's Resilience to Natural Resource Shocks

    Genesis is the long-term monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) partner on the Resilient Waters Programme, a USAID's five-year programme in the Okavango and Limpopo river basins.


    Counting the health costs of VAT on soap in Madagascar

    Genesis Analytics partnered with UNICEF and the Government in Madagascar to evaluate whether an exemption in the value-added tax on soap would increase access to soap and achieve better WASH-related outcomes, and drive tax policy decision-making based on the recommendations derived from the evaluation.


    Feasibility of recycling water for KZN coastal city

    Genesis Analytics has been appointed the lead financial transaction adviser in a consortium of four companies tasked by the City of uMhlathuze’s municipality to assess the feasibility of re-using wastewater and associated by-products.


    Genesis is MEL partner to Helmsley Trust children projects

    Genesis has been the Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust's monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) partner since 2014. Over this period Genesis has provided quality assurance, evaluation and learning support to the trust across a number of grantees.


    Innovative solutions to SA water security challenge

    The Innovation Hub Management Company’s Green Economy Unit engaged Genesis to identify potential opportunities that exist for SMMEs in the Gauteng city region to contribute to the growth of the South African economy by providing innovative solutions to the water-security challenge.


    Genesis counts benefits of Maseru managing water loss

    Genesis was contracted to undertake a financial analysis of the potential costs and benefits in isolating a water demand management (WDM) zone in Maseru and quantifying the potential revenue benefits from reducing water losses.


    Early flood warning systems to stop Mozambique floods

    Genesis was appointed to assess the costs and benefits of an early warning flood forecasting system (EWFFS) in the Limpopo River basin, which shared between Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


    Feasibility of dam to boost Mbabane water supply

    Genesis was part of a multi-disciplinary team providing input to the feasibility study of the Nondvo Dam in Swaziland. Given water-supply constraints in Swaziland, the government aims to augment water supply to the capital city, Mbabane, through the dam.


    Water for livelihoods in KAZA transfrontier area

    Genesis was retained to support CRIDF in their work to improve the livelihoods of local communities within and around the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA).

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