Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Lagos, Nigeria is a densely populated city with rapidly growing urban and peri-urban areas and over 200 informal settlements that pose unique challenges for water supply access. These challenges are exacerbated by poor performance of existing water utilities, inadequate public financing, insufficient water infrastructure, and lack of revenue generation. The lack of access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services limits development and quality of life across Lagos State.
The USAID-funded Lagos Urban WASH Activity (LUWASH) is a five-year, $44.9 million program which seeks to expand and improve urban WASH service delivery and infrastructure in Lagos. Launched in January 2023, LUWASH will implement activities focused on strengthening governance, increasing accountability, and improving financial and technical capabilities of public water utilities and private sector providers in Lagos.
Through collaboration with local government, civil society, and private sector partners, LUWASH aims to ultimately increase the availability, quality, and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the sustainable management of WASH sector institutions in Lagos, Nigeria.