|Title||Community water, community management : from system to service in rural areas|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Schouten, T, Moriarty, PB|
|Pagination||xvi, 192 p. : 24 boxes, 7 fig., 7 maps, 7 tab.|
|Place Published||London, UK|
|Keywords||capacity building, case studies, community management, cost recovery, gender, government organizations, non-governmental organizations, participatory methods, policies, private sector, research, rural supply systems, sdiman, sdipar, sustainability, water management|
This book deals with community management of rural water supply from the perspective of the consumers in the rural communities that are involved in this management process.
This book addresses governments, donors and 'experts' in their responsibility to support the communities. It also identifies a number of important factors to take into account in dealing with the communities mentioned above. Experience lies at the heart of this book.
It is especially directed at policy makers, bearing in mind that they, in reading this 'manual' will cease to regard capacity building as a one time occasion and community support as a time-bound project. Furthermore, the book contains a wealth of information about how the people interact with their water supply systems. Lastly, issues like leadership and gender differences are touched upon, crucial to the success or failure of a community management scheme.
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