13.7.2 Lack of technological capacity
Technological capacity includes both existing and new technologies. The provision of water and sanitation could be significantly improved with the wider application of existing technologies, if other constraints could be overcome. These benefits could be extended even further with the development and application of new technologies that help specifically with the provision of safe water at household and community level. These technologies need to be user-friendly and designed so it is easy to understand how they should be effectively constructed, operated and managed.