There is strong evidence that Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions are highly cost-effective compared to other health interventions, using standardized measures of US$ per DALY averted (one lost year of “healthy” life). (See DFID Study)
It is important to understand to what extent people use Solvatten – both the ease of learning how to use it and the consistency of use over time in various contexts. This data helps us understand how the project is proceeding and to make recommendations for improvements. In addition, usage information helps us to understand the environmental benefits in-depth, the value created, and the solution’s cost-effectiveness. This data ultimately determines the success of the project.
To ensure we are accurately tracking the actual environmental impact Solvatten has on the climate project, we use a number of tools and methodologies including:
- A unique ID number on each Solvatten
- Digital user registration and apps for offline data collection in the field
- Data collection on usage
- 3rd-party verification on energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions
Transparency of results adds value, especially to partners and clients that purchase Solvatten to offset their carbon emissions. Every dollar invested in a Solvatten Climate Project will be used for cost-effective and practical climate action. With these measurable results and the power of the sun, a sustainable future can be realized.
See how Solvatten impacted climate change in Tharaka