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Multi-faceted approach to introducing household water treatment technology in South Africa

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:10 authored by S. Zulu, Ester Ngorima, Gertrude Matsebe
This paper explores the approaches that were applicable during the introduction of a new technology to a community and highlights a multi-faceted approach that was used in Tsambokhulu, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It takes into consideration the importance of using different stakeholders within the community to achieve the goal of potable water for the community. The sustainability of a water supply technology rests on the approach that is used when implementing a project. The study further demonstrates the importance of putting the technology user in charge of the technology determines whether the outcome is success or failure. This paper draws its conclusions from the power of unity that the stakeholders possess and the approach that the implementer uses when introducing a project dictates its sustainability.



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ZULU, S. ... et al, 2015. Multi-faceted approach to introducing household water treatment technology in South Africa. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 - Improving access and sustainability: Proceedings of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 27-31 July 2015, 6pp.


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