Published on: 24/03/2012
The Local Water Governance Toolbox was developed under the MDG-F programme on Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor with funding from the Spanish Government through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Part of the toolbox is the Rural Water Supply (RWS) manual developed to guide operators, managers, government planners and contractors in designing better rural water systems. The three-part manual can be downloaded from the World Bank web site: Rural Water Supply Manual
The manual deals mainly with technical issues, but the 3rd volume includes a useful overview of institutional models and arrangements, plus practical guidelines on administration, commercial operations and financial management. Even though the Philippines is on track to meet its MDG target for water, almost 16 million Filipinos are still unable to access safe drinking water.
SALINTUBIG is a government implementation and capacity building programme that aims to provide water systems to 455 unserved municipalities, barangays (villages), health centres and resettlement sites In October 2011, President Aquino issued Executive Order 62 mandating the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to lead an inter-agency committee to develop a water resources sector master plan that will effectively address issues and challenges in the water sector. The committee comprising National Economic and Development Authority and other agencies is also tasked to recommend institutional reforms to ensure effective implementation of the master plan.
Please see the links below to view the documents.
Source: World Bank, 22 Mar 2012