|Title||Guidelines for the development of small-scale rural water supply and sanitation projects in East Africa : a policy and planning framework for activities funded by USAID under the Title II (Food for Peace) Program and by other donors|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Warner, DB, C. Abate, G, Nairobi, KECatholic R|
|Publisher||Catholic Relief Services (CRS) East Africa Regional Office|
|Place Published||Nairobi, Kenya|
|Keywords||arsenic, east africa, groundwater, guidelines, rural areas, sanitation, sdiafr, small-scale activities, water supply|
The provision of water supply and sanitation services addresses some of the most critical needs of people. Safe water and good sanitation are essential to the protection of community health by limiting the transmission of infectious diseases and by assisting in the maintenance of a sanitary home environment. At the same time, they contribute greatly to the enhancement of human dignity and economic opportunity by freeing people, mainly women and young children, from the drudgery of water carrying and providing more time for them to engage in other activities.