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How to create a regional dynamic to improve local water supply and sanitation services in small towns in Africa

Small towns, the size of which can vary from between 3,000 and 30,000 inhabitants, have specific characteristics as they tend to be situated midway between rural and urban. Too small to benefit from those opportunities available to large urban centers, particularly in terms of competencies for developing and managing services, they are also too large to be able to accommodate those community-based approaches prevalent in rural areas. This guide defines the specific issues and challenges facing small towns. A methodology for developing a regional strategy for water and sanitation is provided, as well as the courses of action to be followed to facilitate access to finance and mobilize the expertise required to provide back-up support and training to local authorities and service operators. [authors abstract]

TitleHow to create a regional dynamic to improve local water supply and sanitation services in small towns in Africa
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsValfrey , B.
Secondary TitleConcerted Municipal Strategies [CMS] methodological guides on water and sanitation : six methodological guides
Volume2
Pagination64 p.; 3 tab.; 3 fig.; 3 topics; 4 action sheets
Date Published2010-11-01
PublisherpS-Eau, Programme Solidarite Eau
Place PublishedParis, France
Keywordsaccess to water, africa, economic aspects, sanitation services, small towns, social aspects, water supply, water supply services
Abstract

Small towns, the size of which can vary from between 3,000 and 30,000 inhabitants, have specific characteristics as they tend to be situated midway between rural and urban. Too small to benefit from those opportunities available to large urban centers, particularly in terms of competencies for developing and managing services, they are also too large to be able to accommodate those community-based approaches prevalent in rural areas. This guide defines the specific issues and challenges facing small towns. A methodology for developing a regional strategy for water and sanitation is provided, as well as the courses of action to be followed to facilitate access to finance and mobilize the expertise required to provide back-up support and training to local authorities and service operators. [authors abstract]

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