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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.

TitleThe need for a standard approach to assessing the functionality of rural community water supplies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBonsor, H., MacDonald, A., Casey, V., Carter, R., Wilson, P.
Secondary TitleHydrogeology journal
Volume26
Issue2
Pagination367-370
Date Published03/2018
Publication LanguageEnglsih
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1007/s10040-017-1711-0
Short TitleHydrogeology Journal

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