The main theme of this book is planning and developing sustainable piped water systems in rural and peri-urban areas.
|Title||Partners for progress : an approach to sustainable piped water supplies|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Hague, NL|
|Secondary Title||Technical paper series / IRC|
|Pagination||xii, 140 p.: fig., tab.|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
|Keywords||administration, community management, community participation, construction, design, health education, institutional framework, m, maintenance, partnerships, piped distribution, planning, small community supply systems, sustainable development, sustcmt, water committees, women|
The main theme of this book is planning and developing sustainable piped water systems in rural and peri-urban areas. Current experiences are reviewed and translated into project guidelines for: technology selection; organization; planning; design and construction; and management. The book emphasizes the "partnership approach" in which responsibility for projects is shared between agency and user communities. During each phase of the project cycle, attention is given to community participation, especially of women, as well as the integration of hygiene education and sanitation in water supply projects. Finally, ways of improving programmes by demonstration, exchanging information, and by building in flexibility are proposed. An appendix looks at broader policy issues such as legislation and (donor) financing which influence water supply development.
|Notes||References and bibliography: p. 115-127. - Includes index|
|Custom 1||205.1, 262.0|