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An overview of policies, strategies and challenges facing the rural drinking water sector from a government perspective.

TitleThe evolution of rural drinking water sector for service delivery in Uganda
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsJ. Oriono, E
Secondary TitleAll systems go! WASH Systems Symposium, The Hague, the Netherlands, 12-14 March 2019
Pagination7 p.
Date Published02/2019
Publication LanguageEnglish

This paper gives an overview of the provision of drinking water in Uganda with a focus on the rural water sector. Provision of clean and safe drinking water in Uganda has had a mix of experiences leaving communities grappling with challenges of access to water. This is mainly due to low access to safe water; inequitable distribution of water facilities; limited funding; rapid population growth; insufficient potable water for rural households’ productive purposes; and increased conflict over access to clean water. However, the government’s Rural Water and Sanitation Department (RWSSD) is committed to improving access to potable water for drinking as well as micro irrigation, sanitation and hygiene to improve health and boost livelihoods of rural communities. A number of strategic approaches have evolved starting in the 1960s and are still being implemented. [author abstract]



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