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TitleLong term sustainability study (LTSS) findings of 298 NEWAH supported WATSAN projects implemented before 1998
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNEWAH -Kathmandu, NP, Nepal Water for Health
Pagination9 p. : fig., photogr.
Date Published2006-03-01
PublisherNepal Water for Health (NEWAH)
Place PublishedKathmandu, Nepal
Keywordscommunity management, evaluation, health, impact, maintenance, nepal, projects, sanitation, sdiasi, sdiman, sustainability, water supply

NEWAH implemented a long-term sustainability study in 2001 to assess the status of NEWAH supported integrated water health and sanitation projects completed before 1998, to improve the weaker projects and adopt lessons learnt for future improvement.
The first stage of the LTSS was to establish a database with key information on all NEWAH projects. It contains information such as location, implementing partner, technology, number of water points and latrines installed, total project cost etc. It enables to analyse and better understand past work and is now one of the main tools used for reporting.
In the hills 228 projects (gravity flow) were visited. In theTarai the study covered 70 projects (wells). In the hill projects the proportion of water points functioning to design capacity was higher than in the Tarai (42 % vs 22 %) and the proportion of non-functioning water points was lower (18 % vs 22 %). The status of newer projects appeared to be better than of older projects. The community management approach and technologies used in the hill projects (gravity fed) have been found largely appropriate, where as the same approach in Tarai well projects was neither appropriate nor sustainable. These findings are leading NEWAH to review monitoring systems to ensure adequate supervision of construction work and quality control of materials and investigate different options/approaches for Tarai projects.
An overview of the study methodology, its key findings related to the status of water points, sources tanks, community management and maintenance are presented in this leaflet.

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