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Mariana Matoso, PhD

Mariana Matoso, PhD

Mariana is the Urban WASH Technical Advisor for Oxfam South Sudan. Based in Juba, she specializes in urban WASH service delivery in protracted crisis, and currently leads the country’s WASH Market-based Program. She has previously worked as a Senior Research Officer at ODI’s Water Policy Team in London, and as the Director of Reignite Action for Development

A bike vendor in Juba, South Sudan. Credit: Jonathan Parkinson

Water tankers and bicycles: a lifeline in South Sudan

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 0 Comments

Around 80% of Juba’s population relies on tankers and bicycle vendors for water. But as prices have soared, amid ongoing conflict and instability, water has become unaffordable. Oxfam has set up two initiatives working within the existing market to ensure the poorest can access clean water, as Mariana Matoso explains. Drinking water is a premium commodity in Juba. Since the …