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Accelerating self supply : summary of progress in introducing a new approach

It is becoming clear that household capacity, household priorities and the power of real ownership have already been strong drivers for rural dwellers to improve their own water supplies through their own efforts (Self Supply). The findings from assessing and piloting Self Supply acceleration in Ethiopia, Mali, Uganda and Zambia suggest that encouraging household investment can truly offer a viable option alongside conventional highly-subsidised community water supplies. Self Supply and its acceleration can help government and planners to reach the MDG targets for access to safe water, and ultimately universal access, especially in areas which are difficult to serve adequately with community supplies. [authors abstract]

TitleAccelerating self supply : summary of progress in introducing a new approach
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSutton, S
Secondary TitleRural water supply series : field note
Volume2011 - 2
Pagination16 p.; 14 fig.; 3 tab.
Date Published2011-02-01
PublisherRural Water Supply Network, RWSN
Place PublishedSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Keywordsethiopia, mali, poverty, rural areas, rural development, self supply, uganda, zambia
Abstract

It is becoming clear that household capacity, household priorities and the power of real ownership have already been strong drivers for rural dwellers to improve their own water supplies through their own efforts (Self Supply). The findings from assessing and piloting Self Supply acceleration in Ethiopia, Mali, Uganda and Zambia suggest that encouraging household investment can truly offer a viable option alongside conventional highly-subsidised community water supplies. Self Supply and its acceleration can help government and planners to reach the MDG targets for access to safe water, and ultimately universal access, especially in areas which are difficult to serve adequately with community supplies. [authors abstract]

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