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Rural water supply in Africa: Building blocks for handpump sustainability

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Peter Harvey, Bob Reed
Rural water supplies in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly those relying on handpumps, often demonstrate low levels of sustainability. This book is designed to assist those responsible for planning, implementing and supporting rural water supply programmes to increase sustainability. Its primary aims are to raise awareness of issues that affect sustainability and the interrelationship between them, provide options for addressing these using examples, and describe how these options can be implemented. The importance of a programmatic approach to the delivery of rural water services is emphasized, as is the need for ongoing institutional support for community management and consideration of alternative management models. The book does not prescribe a 'one size fits all' solution but encourages a flexible, holistic approach to decision-making to achieve sustainable outcomes.

Funding

This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Citation

HARVEY, P. and REED, B., 2004. Rural water supply in Africa: Building blocks for handpump sustainability. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.

Publisher

© WEDC, Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2004

Notes

This book was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.

ISBN

9781843800675

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:14043

Language

en