People clean a channel in Kampala as part of keeping clean sanitation standards

The United States Agency for International Development has awarded Tetra Tech, Inc. a USD 32m contract to expand the delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Uganda.

Under the five-year Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity contract, Tetra Tech will provide technical services to increase household access to sanitation and water services and improve health through evidence-based behavior change campaigns in homes, schools, and health facilities. To effectively document behavior change, Tetra Tech will collect data using innovative methods such as sensors, water usage information, and mobile texting surveys.

Tetra Tech will support USAID to build the capacity of local government partners and will work with the Ugandan Ministry of Health and Ministry of Water and Environment to support WASH sector policy reforms. To help ensure long-term sustainability of project outcomes, Tetra Tech will also collaborate with local, private sector service providers to encourage investment in WASH facilities, facilitate public-private partnerships, and develop innovative financing arrangements for sanitation and hygiene services.

“Tetra Tech has been working with USAID for more than 20 years to develop technical solutions to improve access to water and sanitation services in developing countries,” said Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO Dan Batrack.

He added: “We are pleased to continue to support USAID’s efforts to improve health outcomes through the Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity.”

Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. It provides innovative technical solutions to our clients. It supports global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.