Communal groundwater supplies are likely to remain the main source of improved water supplies for many rural areas in Africa and South Asia for decades to come.
|Title||The need for a standard approach to assessing the functionality of rural community water supplies|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Bonsor, H., MacDonald, A., Casey, V., Carter, R., Wilson, P.|
|Secondary Title||Hydrogeology journal|
The Sustainable Development Goals have set an agenda for transformational change in water access, aiming for secure household connections globally. Despite this goal, communal groundwater supplies are likely to remain the main source of improved water supplies for many rural areas in Africa and South Asia for decades to come. Understanding the poor functionality of existing communal supplies remains, therefore, a priority. A critical first step is to establish a sector-wide definition of borehole supply functionality and a standard method of its assessment.
|Short Title||Hydrogeology Journal|