As part of Aquaya’s google.org-funded activities on water refill enterprise development, we convened a workshop dedicated to small-business approaches to safe water delivery in June of 2009. Our objective was to bring key players from the Asian water refill industry to present their experiences to a gathering of African small businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers, NGOs, and funding institutions. Among the presenters were Budi Darmawan of Indonesia’s APDAMINDO association of water refill business owners and equipment suppliers and Amit Jain of India’s Naandi Foundation. Kenyan water businesses and entrepreneurs included Anthony Mumbura Githae of the Nyamasaria Water Works, Davis & Shirtliff, IvoryConsult, and Pureflow. Donors and multilateral agencies included the International Finance Corporation, the US-based Lemelson Foundation, UNICEF, and the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).

Workshop presentations can be downloaded below:

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