- WASH financing models
- Tariff and Costing Tools
- Tariff Analysis
- Partner Influence
- Capacity Building
Azucena Serrano Technical Assistant on Financial Sustainability
Azucena is a civil engineer specializing in strategic finance models and tools for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems with a mission to bring water to all families in rural Honduras. She has five years of experience in the WASH sector with Water For People as a Technical Advisor on Financial Sustainability of Drinking Water Projects and a Project Supervisor Engineer.
Azucena works closely with water committees to establish sustainable tariffs and has worked with multiple districts to development investment plans to ensure sustainable water access for communities. Having collaborated closely with various districts, and with her expertise in Water For People’s costing tools, Azucena advises on adjusting current financial plans to ensure community water services are sustainable and affordable. In addition to sustainable financing, Azucena has contributed to training and capacity building efforts on WASH costing tools for partners in rural areas, conducting trainings for 10 organizations on the use of costing tools and training 12 districts in financial analysis and tariffs. Azucena has developed manuals on costing tools for the national WASH platform, Para Todos Por Siempre, in Honduras, and created a methodological guide for the elaboration of Strategic Municipal Plans for Water and Sanitation for the National Council for Potable Water and Sanitation (CONASA - Consejo Nacional de Agua Potable y Saneamiento). Together with IRC, she also conducted a study of "Municipal public financing for direct support to rural water and sanitation services in Honduras."
Azucena graduated as a Civil Engineer from the National Autonomous University of Honduras in the Sula Valley.