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Beyond water service coverage for slum dwellers: multiple water uses for livelihood enhancement

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posted on 05.11.2018, 17:17 by Charles Kanyesigye, Maria Nambiro, Ronald Kitakufe, John B. Otema, Ronald Mafunguro, Rose Kaggwa, Sam KayagaSam Kayaga, Julie Fisher, Susanna Goodall
National Water and Sewerage Corporation and Loughborough University implemented a research project ‘Livelihoods from Enhanced Water Access for the Poor in Slums’ (LEAPS), funded under the DFID’s Water Security for the Poor (REACH) Program. The overall aim of LEAPS was to improve water security for development growth for the urban poor and was implemented in Kampala slums in Uganda. Data was collected through community meetings, observations, focus group discussions, key informant and household interviews. This aided development of a slum-specific MUS framework. Key findings were (i) piped water was predominantly used for productive uses; (ii) access to water services was still perceived a challenge for some residents; (iii) community groups and households interested in MUS activities require start-up funding; and (iv) stakeholder organisations were willing to work with NWSC to implement the MUS framework. The developed framework could be adapted by utilities in other cities to enhance livelihoods for slum-dwellers.

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This document is an output from the REACH programme funded by UK Aid from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries (Aries Code 201880). However, the views expressed and information contained in it are not necessarily those of or endorsed by DFID, which can accept no responsibility for such views or information or for any reliance placed on them. The LEAPS team would like to express their appreciation to the following organizations for supporting the fieldwork: NWSC, Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), WaterAid Uganda, ACTogether, Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI), Uganda Human Settlement Network (SSA: UHSN), National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU), IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre – Uganda Office and Water for People, Uganda.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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KANYESIGYE, C. ... et al, 2018. Beyond water service coverage for slum dwellers: multiple water uses for livelihood enhancement. 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 3061, 6 pp.

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© WEDC, Loughborough University

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2018

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This is a conference paper.

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en

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Nakuru, Kenya

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