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Productive uses of domestic water: opportunity or threat?

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:09 by John Butterworth, Ian K. Smout
This paper argues that small-scale productive uses of water such as for garden irrigation, keeping livestock, post-harvest crop processing and other micro-enterprises should receive better consideration in the planning of domestic water supply systems. Currently opportunities are being lost to maximize the impacts on poverty alleviation of improvements in water supply, and sustainability is undermined by failing to address the productive needs of users. An agenda for possible policy change, implementation actions and further research is included based upon the outcomes of an earlier international symposium.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WEDC Conference

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BUTTERWORTH, J. and SMOUT I.K., 2005. Productive uses of domestic water: opportunity or threat?. IN: Kayaga, S. (ed). Maximising the benefits from water and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 31st WEDC International Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 31 October-4 November 2005, pp. 343-346.

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© WEDC, Loughborough University

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2005

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:12551

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