Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New article in the JHU Global Water Magazine

In rural Burkina Faso, demand is high for wells that provide sufficient water for domestic and productive purposes. With assistance from Winrock International, well owners are investing in upgrades that will improve the quality, reliability, and quantity of their water supply. Through their investigation of the drivers that motivate households to invest, JHU researchers uncovered the unexpected role that women’s entrepreneurship plays in spurring demand for enhanced wells.

by Sara Marks and Luke MacDonald

A farmer poses with his drip irrigation system.