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Water challenges and solutions : how to improve development assistance in the rural water sector

Development assistance for rural water supply over the last two decades or more has by and large failed to provide reliable and sustainable services at scale. There is a need to shift from supporting one-off projects to a comprehensive service delivery approach, which accounts for the full life-cycle costs of the service and invests in water sector capacity at all levels, not only in physical infrastructure. [authors abstract]

TitleWater challenges and solutions : how to improve development assistance in the rural water sector
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLockwood, H.
Pagination6 p.; 1 fig.; 1 photograph
Date Published2010-07-25
PublisherJohns Hopkins University
Place PublishedBaltimore, MD, USA
Keywordsafridev pumps, hand pumps, sub-saharan africa, sustainability, water supply
Abstract

Development assistance for rural water supply over the last two decades or more has by and large failed to provide reliable and sustainable services at scale. There is a need to shift from supporting one-off projects to a comprehensive service delivery approach, which accounts for the full life-cycle costs of the service and invests in water sector capacity at all levels, not only in physical infrastructure. [authors abstract]

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