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District WASH Master Planning Facility

Various guidelines are available to guide WASH master planning at district, town or city level

EMPOWERS approach to water governance: guidelines, methods and tools
Focus: District-level planning for water governance

This book contains guidelines, methods and tools for use in processes of planning and dialogue within and between local and intermediate levels. It describes a practical and logical framework of activities based on the involvement of those who use and manage water. The guidelines advocate a process of collaboration through dialogue, to bring about a change in the way water sector professionals and water users work with each other. The first three chapters of the guidelines act as an explanation of the overall approach. Chapter 4 contains a detailed description of the individual phases and sub-phases of the management cycle for the intermediate and local levels. Chapter 5 contains a comprehensive set of methods and tools for working with the approach

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SWITCH in the city: putting urban water management to the test
Focus: City-level planning for integrated urban water management

This document is an output from the SWITCH Project (2006-2011), a major research partnership involving an implementing consortium of 33 partners from 15 countries. SWITCH involved innovation in the area of sustainable urban water management often also referred to as integrated urban water management (IUWM). Part 3 of this book provides 'how to' guidelines for enabling stakeholders to engage constructively to design innovation and intervention processes and how to promote putting research into use. Each section is supported by key lessons and examples from SWITCH cities, including tips and tricks, and sources of further information. These guidelines provide useful guidance for the participatory development of a city-wide integrated water management plan. Part 2 of the book presents several case studies about city-level participatory planning of integrated urban water management, including from Accra (2.5) and Alexandria (2.6).

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A District level roadmap for universal access to sustainable water services
Focus: District-level planning for sustainable water services

This document describes how the principles and practice of Agenda for Change, a global movement of like-minded organisations working to take a sustainable, systems building approach to achieving universal and sustained WASH access, can be applied at district level. To do so, it presents a generic (e.g. non-country specific) roadmap. It elaborates on the principles of Agenda for Change, at different institutional levels: global, national and district; provides an overview of the main steps of the roadmap at district level and its linkages with wider sector strengthening activities; and provides links to associated tools and resources for each step.

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A district level roadmap for universal access to sustainable sanitation services
Focus: District-level planning for sustainable sanitation services

This document provides guidance, available tools, and case studies from Agenda for Change members on district-level planning for sustainable sanitation services. This roadmap is based on primary and secondary sources of information and builds on the work carried out by other WASH organisations such as Plan International and UNICEF. The document begins with definitions of key terms and an introduction to Agenda for Change and the district wide approach. Chapter 2 describes the scope and main differences between water and sanitation services (and associated planning). Chapter 3 presents the step-by-step process of developing a WASH district roadmap focusing on sanitation service delivery. Each step is described in terms of its objective, the key questions that need to be answered, the outputs and the methods or tools that are currently available. Annex 1 presents examples of some Agenda for Change members' district wide approaches to sanitation services, gathered through a set of interviews, and Annex 2 provides a list of useful resources for sanitation services.

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