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A co-management model for achieving sustainability of community water supplies: a case of East Darfur

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posted on 12.11.2018, 10:45 by Cleophas Nyateng Ochieng
Many times sustainability of rural water supplies has failed due to system of governance. In East Darfur, the management of water points is purely a responsibility of State Water Cooperation and no attempts had been tested to give the community an opportunity to manage water resources. Piloting co-management in in six villages of East Darfur has shown immediate positive impacts. In Galabi village, besides regular maintenance of water point, the community has constructed a health centre with the 60% water yard revenue allocated to them. Livelihood income has also increased as vegetables planted around water yards has attracted sales which help women to meet their daily needs including paying school fees for their children. The co-management success has been seen in five villages and it is hoped that through these successes, the state legislative assembly will endorse the model to govern the management of rural water supplies in East Darfur.
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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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OCHIENG, C.N., 2018. A co-management model for achieving sustainability of community water supplies: a case of East Darfur. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 2950, 6 pp.

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2018

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Nakuru, Kenya

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