Aquaya conducts rigorous research to identify effective strategies for improving access to safe drinking water.

Our Published Reports

Water Business Kit: Kenya

The Water Business Kit: Kenya is a joint publication by Aquaya and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The kit provides a step-by-step guide for starting and managing a water treatment and vending business in Kenya.


Kenya Water Market Survey

The Kenya Water Market Survey is a joint publication by Aquaya and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This report describes our assessments of consumer demand for treated water among different market segments in Kenya.



‘Aquatest: Expanding Microbial Water Quality Testing for Drinking Water Management’ provides an overview of the Aquatest research consortium’s efforts to develop appropriate technologies for water testing in low resource settings.


Peer Reviewed Publications

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1. Khush RS et al. 2013. H2S as an Indicator of Water Supply Vulnerability and Health Risk in Low-Resource Settings: A Prospective Cohort Study. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published online May 28, 2013; doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0067

2. Luoto J et. al. 2012. Learning to Dislike Safe Water Products: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Direct and Peer Experience on Willingness to Pay. Environmental Science and Technology. 46,11:6244-6251

3. Torkelson A et al. 2012. Investigation of Quaternary Ammonium Silane-Coated Sand Filter for the Removal of Bacteria and Viruses from Drinking Water.
Journal of Applied Microbiology. 113, 5:1196-1207

4. Rahman Z et al. 2011. A Comparative Assessment of Institutional Frameworks for Managing Drinking Water Quality.
The Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development. 1, 4: 242-258.

5. Luoto J et al. 2011. What Point-of-Use Water Treatment Products do Consumers Use? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial among the Urban Poor in Bangladesh.
PLoS ONE. 6,10:e26132

6. Arnold BF et al. 2010. Causal Inference Methods to Study Nonrandomized, Preexisting Development Interventions.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107, 52:22605-22610

7. Albert J et al. 2010. End-User Preferences for and Performance of Competing POU Water Treatment Technologies among the Rural Poor of Kenya.
Environmental Science and Technology. 44, 12:4426-4432

8. Clasen T et al. 2006. The Drinking Water Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami, including the Role of Household Water Treatment.
Disaster Prevention and Management. 15,1:190-201

Conference Proceedings

Ball M. et. al. (2013) Mobile Data Tools for Improving Information Flow in WASH: Lessons from Three Field Pilots. IRC Symposium 2013: Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery. Download paper

Rahman. et. al. (2013) Constraints to microbial water quality testing. 36th WEDC International Conference, 2013: Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in an Uncertain Environment. Download paper

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