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Ned Breslin: Opening Water Meter Markets to Support Tariffs and Water Management

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Water meters allow for greater equity of supply, but traditionally have been feared because of possible implications toward water utility privatization. But the tides are turning around the world, and water meters are increasingly being seen in a positive light.

Ned Breslin: An Inside Look at Water for People's 'Everyone Forever' Initiative

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For World Water Day 2013, Skoll World Forum and Circle of Blue asked four of the world’s leading water experts to weigh in. Here is what Ned Breslin, CEO of Water For People, had to say about what WASH nonprofits can do to reach full coverage.
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Ned Breslin: Bolivia, Abandoned No More

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'Cobertura Total Para Siempre,' which translates to 'Total Coverage Forever,' is the municipality of Arani’s way of committing to the EVERYONE FOREVER program.

Ned Breslin: Not Everyone, Not Yet!

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It's not about access, it's about whether water flows.

Video: Water For People Strives To Reach Everyone Forever

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This month, Ned Breslin promos a creative video that explains his organization's innovative model for the WASH sector.
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Ned Breslin: Soup and Sustenance in the Mountains of Bolivia

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Microloans and payment plans help the trickle-down economics of water infrastructure installation.
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Ned Breslin: Navigating Public Toilets in the City, Begging for Change in the WASH Sector

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Sometimes, all it takes is a little outside-the-box thinking to make a difference, as Ned Breslin describes of a recent trip to Rwanda’s capitol.

Ned Breslin: Shifting Gears — Promoting Potential, Not Poverty, Is Positive Pledge for World Water Day

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We need a mind shift this World Water Day; a transformation in how we think about and the approach we take to getting the message out to the world about water on this one day. And the shift is long overdue.

Ned Breslin: The Invisible Indian Indicator — On The Main Road and In Plain Sight

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From a recent trip to rural India, Ned Breslin describes that moment when staff and partners made the jump to Everyone, highlighting the difference between counting beneficiaries like sheep and finding a particular community that signified that the ambition of everyone had been reached.
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Ned Breslin: Lessons From Polio

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One of my best friends fell victim to polio as a child, as he describes in this Frontline story from PBS.
Ned Breslin: Scratching the Surface — Retooling the WASH Model’s Indicators (Part III)

Ned Breslin: Scratching the Surface — Retooling the WASH Model’s Indicators (Part III)

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Sharing failures can be just as valuable as sharing successes. Yet, the development sector more often touts its successes as indicators to donors, who, in turn, are content to think short term and tend to not ask the tough questions.

Ned Breslin: Building Momentum — Is Self-starter the New Self-sufficient?

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Every time I see Mayor Mendoza, I am greeted by his warm smile…