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Self-supply as a water service: outcomes of the 2013-webinar

Published on: 19/11/2013

IRC's webinar of November 2013 brought together experiences on Self-supply on water services from East and West Africa.

In November 2013, IRC organised a webinar 'Self-supply as a water service'.

In Africa alone, hundreds of thousands have developed their own wells, created rainwater harvesting systems and/or practiced household water treatment. There now is wider understanding – against the backdrop of slower-than-desired progress in mainstream approaches to supply rural communities with water, and newly proposed ambitious targets to supply water to all homes – that there is a need to do more to support the efforts of households in developing their own supplies through Self-supply.

Presentations by IRC staff provided examples of Self-supply activities in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.