The SMART Center: A learning hub for water, sanitation and hygiene technologies

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WaterAid has been working with communities in Nicaragua for nearly seven years.

Together, we:

  • build rainwater harvesting tanks
  • dig wells
  • promote hygiene education
  • install toilets
  • pilot and support countless new projects in remote regions of Nicaragua.

While we still continue to do all of this work, WaterAid has also launched the SMART Center.

What is the SMART Center?

In 2017 WaterAid built the SMART Center in Tipitapa, Nicaragua. The center (pictured below) is a place where partners (private companies, governments, academic institutions, NGOs) along with aspiring local entrepreneurs can work together to find sustainable water and sanitation services for everyone, everywhere in Nicaragua.

SMART stands for:

Simple, Market-based, Affordable, Repairable, Technologies in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.