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This guide focuses on low-cost technologies. It aims to help decision-makers from bilateral, multilateral and governmental agencies to identify the most appropriate technology for water-supply or sanitation projects in their area.

TitleLinking technology choice with operation and maintenance in the context of community water supply and sanitation : a reference document for planners and project staff
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsBrikke, F, Bredero, M
Edition2nd rev.ed.
Paginationvi, 142 p. : fig., tab.
Date Published2003-01-01
PublisherWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
ISSN Number9241562153
Keywordsappropriate technology, energy, maintenance, operation, rural areas, sanitation, sdisan, sdiwat, water distribution, water lifting devices, water resources, water supply, water treatment

This guidance manual is designed to help in the selection of rural and low-income water supply and sanitation technologies. Part I provides an introduction to operation and maintenance and the factors influencing technology choice. Part II comprises 50 illustrated fact sheets on various low-cost water supply and sanitation technologies. Each fact sheet provides: a brief description of the technology and the O&M activities associated with it; an outline of the O&M requirements of each activity, including frequency, human resources, materials and spare parts and tools and equipment; a list of the main actors and the skills needed for O&M; information on organizational aspects, recurrent costs, problems, limitations and remarks; and recommended literature.

NotesBibliography: p. 129-141
Custom 1202.6
Original PublicationLigando a escolha de tecnologia com a operacao e manutencao para abastecimento de agua e saneamento a baixo custo


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