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Strengthening and clarifying the capacity of local government institutions is critical to the success of SDG6 (Water) and contributes to SDG16 (Institutions).

TitleLocal government and rural water services that last : a way forward : rural water supply reality check
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAdank, M, K. Lemme, S, Furey, S
Pagination12 p. : ill,
Date Published08/20177
PublisherRural Water Supply Network (RWSN), Skat Foundation
Place PublishedSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Publication LanguageEnglish

This paper is a synthesis of the major themes discussed during the local government e-discussion held during May 2015, which included 75 contributions from 58 people presenting experiences in English, French and Spanish and cases from 43 different countries from across the globe. Each week focused on a specific theme. Dedicated week facilitators introduced the theme in the beginning of the week, led the discussion during the week and summarised the main discussion points at the end of the week. The paper highlights the discussed role local government can and does play in ensuring sustainable water service provision, the challenges that local government is facing in fulfilling these roles and responsibilities, and the opportunities for overcoming these challenges. [author abstract].



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