Project area

Drinking safe water

Even if households have access to safe water (safe water = free from microbiological or chemical contaminants), several obstacles might prevent them from drinking safe water:

  • They prefer to go to the unsafe well because they are used to it, or it is nearer, or the water is cheaper

  • They collect safe water, but their transportation and storage containers or their drinking devices are unsafe

  • They do not use any water disinfection technique

We analyze the psychosocial and contextual drivers of not performing these behaviors and develop interventions focusing on exactly these drivers.

Fact Sheets


Using persuasive arguments to change perceived costs and thus consumption of safe water in Ethiopia

Promoting long-term arsenic-safe water consumption in Bangladesh through commitment-enhancing interventions

  • 2013-2016 | Testing behavior change strategies promoting chlorination of drinking water to prevent cholera in Chad (WHO) | more information
     

  • 2016 | Promoting solar water disinfection in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Zimbabwe (EU)
     

  • 2016 | Improving transport and safe storage of drinking water in Benin (GIZ) | more information
     

  • 2016 | Promoting household and community filter use for fluoride removal in Ethiopia (SDC)
     

  • Promoting use of arsenic-free water sources in Bangladesh

2017​

  • Testing behavior change strategies promoting chlorination of drinking water to prevent cholera in Chad (WHO) | more information

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  • Promoting use of arsenic-free water sources in Bangladesh

2016

  • Promoting solar water disinfection in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Zimbabwe (EU funded) | more information

  • Improving transport and safe storage of drinking water in Benin (GIZ) | more information

  • Promoting household and community filter use for fluoride removal in Ethiopia (SDC) | more information

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  • Promoting use of arsenic-free water sources in Bangladesh

  • Promoting use of arsenic-free water sources in Bangladesh

2017​

Testing behavior change strategies promoting chlorination of drinking water to prevent cholera in Chad (WHO)
How to promote chlorination of drinking water? How to prevent relapse from chlorinating drinking water? A 3-years project in Chad in cooperation with WHO revealed ... read more

2016

Promoting solar water disinfection in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Zimbabwe (EU funded)

Two projects on changing handwashing behavior have recently been completed in rural and urban Zimbabwe. Both were financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. Interestingly, the psychosocial factors steering the target behavior were ... read more

 

Improving transport and safe storage of drinking water in Benin (GIZ)

What drives safe water users to use clean transport and storage containers and to disinfect water? What are the psychosocial determinants of drinking safe water? If we know these determinants, we can ... read more

 

Promoting household and community filter use for fluoride removal in Ethiopia (SDC)

The objectives of this study were to show which determinants commonly explain handwashing with soap and how well they do so and to identify population-specific determinants to be targeted in different contexts. The study collates data from more than 5000 households ... read more

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Promoting use of arsenic-free water sources in Bangladesh

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Promoting chlorination

January 30, 2018

Testing behavior change strategies promoting chlorination of drinking water to prevent cholera in Chad (WHO)


How to promote chlorination of drinking water? How to prevent relapse from chlorinating drinking water? A 3-years project in Chad in cooperation with WHO revealed ... read more

Handwashing campaigns in rural and urban Zimbabwe

August 2, 2017

Promoting solar water disinfection in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Zimbabwe (EU funded)

Two projects on changing handwashing behavior have recently been completed in rural and urban Zimbabwe. Both were financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. Interestingly, the psychosocial factors steering the target behavior were ... read more

Psychosocial determinants of handwashing

December 19, 2017

Promoting household and community filter use for fluoride removal in Ethiopia (SDC)

The objectives of this study were to show which determinants commonly explain handwashing with soap and how well they do so and to identify population-specific determinants to be targeted in different contexts. The study collates data from more than 5000 households ... read more

Promoting use of arsenic-free water sources in Bangladesh

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Promoting use of arsenic-free water sources in Bangladesh

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What motivates people to fetch water at the safe well?

August 30, 2017

Improving transport and safe storage of drinking water in Benin (GIZ)

What drives safe water users to use clean transport and storage containers and to disinfect water? What are the psychosocial determinants of drinking safe water? If we know these determinants, we can ... read more

  • Promoting use of arsenic-free water sources in Bangladesh

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