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Linking multiple use services and self supply principles. Paper prepared for 5th Rural Water Supply Network Forum, 27 - 30 November 2006, Accra, Gha...

Multiple Use Services for water (MUS) is an approach which takes into account that people use water for multiple purposes, which can bring them multiple benefits. Self supply is an approach to water supply which concentrates intervention and management at household or small group level. This paper intends to explore some links between these approaches by looking at two cases. The first case illustrates the influence multiple use has had on the wide uptake and sustainability of rope pumps in Nicaragua. The main reason for its high social acceptance and wide uptake was that the rope pump provided an opportunity for irrigation and watering livestock, making rope pump production economically viable. The second, presents the case of family wells in Zimbabwe, where household owned wells are commonly used to serve multiple purposes. The paper finally explores opportunities and challenges of MUS through self supply, such as water quality issues, reaching the poorest and its scalability.

TitleLinking multiple use services and self supply principles. Paper prepared for 5th Rural Water Supply Network Forum, 27 - 30 November 2006, Accra, Gha...
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAdank, MD
Pagination5 p. : 1 fig.
Date Published2006-11-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedDelft, The Netherlands
Keywordsaccess to water, case studies, community management, nicaragua, rope-and-washer pumps, sdiman, self supply, water quality, water use, wells, zimbabwe
Abstract

Multiple Use Services for water (MUS) is an approach which takes into account that people use water for multiple purposes, which can bring them multiple benefits. Self supply is an approach to water supply which concentrates intervention and management at household or small group level. This paper intends to explore some links between these approaches by looking at two cases. The first case illustrates the influence multiple use has had on the wide uptake and sustainability of rope pumps in Nicaragua. The main reason for its high social acceptance and wide uptake was that the rope pump provided an opportunity for irrigation and watering livestock, making rope pump production economically viable. The second, presents the case of family wells in Zimbabwe, where household owned wells are commonly used to serve multiple purposes. The paper finally explores opportunities and challenges of MUS through self supply, such as water quality issues, reaching the poorest and its scalability.

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