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'Water Alternatives' examines trends in rural water supply

Published on: 10/10/2013

A special issue of 'Water Alternatives' journal looks at trends in water services in rural areas. 

Articles look at evidence of and for change in the sector as well as approaches across a range of countries. Two IRC staff members were guest editors for this special issue, whilst others have contributed articles to it, some of them together with colleagues from other organisations that IRC regularly works with.

Articles look at evidence of and for change in the sector as well as approaches across a range of countries.

Guest editors: Stef Smits, John Butterworth and Richard Franceys

Trends in rural water supply: Towards a service delivery approach 
Patrick Moriarty, Stef Smits, John Butterworth and Richard Franceys 
Water Alternatives 6(3): 329-349                

How can INGOs help promote sustainable rural water services? An analysis of WaterAid’s approach to supporting local governments in Mali 
Stephen Jones 
Water Alternatives 6(3): 350-366               

From adopt-a-project to permanent services: The evolution of Water For People’s approach to rural water supply in Bolivia 
Kate Fogelberg 
Water Alternatives 6(3): 367-383                

The impact of support to community-based rural water service providers: Evidence from Colombia 
Stef Smits, Johnny Rojas and Paola Tamayo 
Water Alternatives 6(3): 384-404                

Self-supply as a complementary water services delivery model in Ethiopia 
John Butterworth, Sally Sutton and Lemessa Mekonta 
Water Alternatives 6(3): 405-423                

Assessing unsubsidised self-supply groundwater systems in eastern Madagascar 
Michael F. MacCarthy, Jonathan E. Annis and James R. Mihelcic 
Water Alternatives 6(3): 424-438                

A qualitative analysis of policy support for sustainable rural water services 
Anna Le Gouais and Elise Wach 
Water Alternatives 6(3): 439-461                

'Water Alternatives' Special Issue on Trends and Developments in Rural Water Supply Services Delivery is available now. Check out the articles and join the conversation on the RWSN LinkedIn Group.