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Title25 steps to safe water and sanitation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsLeermakers, M
Secondary TitleExperience and learning in international cooperation / Helvetas
Volumeno. 1
Pagination41 p. : ill., fig.
Date Published2000-05-01
PublisherHelvetas, Swiss Association for Development and Cooperation
Place PublishedZurich, Switzerland
ISBN Number3908001919
Keywordsappropriate technology, community management, community participation, gender, health education, institutional aspects, nepal western development region, programmes, rural areas, safe water supply, sanitation, sdiasi, sdipar, self reliant drinking water support programme (nepal)

This publication describes the successful "community-oriented stepwise approach" developed in Nepal in an integrated project (Self-Reliant Drinking Water Support Programme (SRWSP)) which includes the construction of drinking water and sanitation facilities as well as the introduction of better hygienic practices. The programme placed great importance on the process of social change together with the delivery of safe drinking water and sanitation. Furthermore, gender, equality, participatory decision making at the local level, and user-friendly technology all had a prominent place in the programme. The key factor in the success of the project is the community-oriented step-by-step approach to the preparation, construction and maintenance of drinking water and sanitation facilities. This publication takes the reader, in non-technical language, through the various stages of the programme, with explanations and examples. Looking to the future, it is expected the major planned change will be a move towards Integrated Water Resources Management, including drinking water and sanitation facilities.

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