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Can ISO 9001 certification of water utilities in developing countries be used to evaluate institutional sustainability?

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posted on 09.06.2017, 08:38 by Sam KayagaSam Kayaga, Josses Mugabi, William Kingdom
Provision of reliable water services is critical for sustainable development. Next year (2015), the United Nations will review achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Based on previous trends, The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme estimates that about 700 million people will not have access to safe drinking water in 2015. During the post-2015 era, urban water utilities in less developed regions of the world will face greater challenges in extending and sustainably providing water services, where, it is projected, the urban population will increase from 2.57 billion in 2010, to 3.95 billion in 2030 (UN-Habitat, 2010). Consistent with various scholars, we argue in this paper that there can be no sustainable development in any sector without the support of effective and sustainable institutions. [Continues.]

Funding

This study was conducted under the auspices of the Sustainable Development Programme of the World Bank, and was partially financed by the Water Partnership Programme and the AusAid Policy and Decentralisation Trust Fund.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014

Citation

KAYAGA, S., MUGABI, J. and KINGDOM, W., 2014. Can ISO 9001 certification of water utilities in developing countries be used to evaluate institutional sustainability? IN: Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Development, Richards Bay, South Africa, 2-4 December 2014.

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Ontario International Development Agency (© the authors)

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SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

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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

2014

Notes

This conference paper has been published as: KAYAGA, S., MUGABI, J. and KINGDOM, W., 2014. Can ISO 9001 certification of water utilities in developing countries be used to evaluate institutional sustainability? OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 7 (9), pp.35-70.

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en

Location

Richards Bay, South Africa