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Performance monitoring and sustainable management of piped water supply infrastructure in developing communities

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posted on 06.01.2022, 14:33 by Jordan F Ermilio, I Pattison, M SohailM Sohail
The sustainable management of water infrastructure in low-income communities is a development objective that cuts across several global development goals including poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability. The monitoring of water infrastructure in developing communities is essential to ensuring the reliability of services and is a requisite for long-term sustainability. Development organizations, government agencies, and communities, however, lack tools to measure reliability and evaluate performance characteristics. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate an innovative approach to performance monitoring and show evidence that water quantity performance is linked to water management. This study included the monitoring of seventeen piped water systems in Madagascar and Nicaragua, wherein the reliability and availability of water was evaluated. A strength of management analysis reveals that good management improves both reliability and the availability of water. The conclusions from this study show scientific evidence that good management prevents system failure and that development agencies should focus efforts to improve local capacity. Recommendations associated with this study support the need for remote monitoring and better evaluation tools to ensure the sustainable management of water infrastructure.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Published in

Journal of the Water Resources and Planning and Management Division, ASCE

Volume

148

Issue

2

Publisher

American Society of Civil Engineers

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© ASCE

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by ASCE under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

13/07/2021

Publication date

2021-12-08

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0733-9496

eISSN

1943-5452

Language

en

Depositor

Prof M. Sohail. Deposit date: 19 July 2021

Article number

05021030

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