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Leasing, a new handpump O&M concept

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:08 authored by Paul van Beers
The future of sustainable Rural Water Supply in Africa is still uncertain, in spite of it receiving nearly half a million donated handpumps. After the Water Decade from 1980 to 1990 the investment by donors has continued. Unfortunately it seems that there is now a need for extra donor funding to maintain these services, because they are not presently sustainable. This paper discusses some underlying causes and suggests an alternative and more integrated approach to deal with the logistical and financial limitations of handpump maintenance that became evident in the last decade.



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VAN BEERS, P., 2001. Leasing, a new handpump O&M concept. IN: Scott, R. (ed). People and systems for water, sanitation and health: Proceedings of the 27th WEDC International Conference, Lusaka, Zambia, 20-24 August 2001, pp. 413-415.


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