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TitleAccelerating self supply : a case study from Zambia
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSutton, S
Secondary TitleRural water supply series : field note
Volume2010 - 3
Pagination12 p.; 10 fig.; 2 boxes
Date Published2010-03-01
PublisherRural Water Supply Network, RWSN
Place PublishedSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Keywordspoverty, rural areas, rural development, self supply, zambia northern province luapula

Zambia has a very low density rural population, which makes the establishment of sustainable community water supplies a particular challenge. Previous piloting of improvements to traditional water sources showed both a demand for and an impact from low cost up-grading. UNICEF, with RWSN technical support, has been encouraging improvements to water supplies in some of the poorest districts of Luapula Province. Remarkably, these have been achieved with zero subsidy. All hardware costs (labour and materials) are covered by householders; the donor input being only in capacity building through training and marketing. [authors abstract]

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