PROSANEAR is the Portuguese acronym for the Water and Sanitation Program for Low-Income Urban Population. This paper describes the PROSANEAR pilot program in Brazil.
|PROSANEAR : people, poverty and pipes : a programme of community participation and low-cost technology bringing water and sanitation to Brazil's urban poor
|Year of Publication
|Bakalian, A, Katakura, Y
|Working paper series / UNDP-World Bank Water and Sanitation Program
|32 p. : 6 boxes, 1 photogr., 8 tab.
|Washington, DC, USA
|appropriate technology, brazil, community participation, demonstration projects, safe water supply, sdilac, sdiurb, simplified sewerage, slums, urban areas
PROSANEAR is the Portuguese acronym for the Water and Sanitation Program for Low-Income Urban Population. This paper describes the PROSANEAR pilot program in Brazil. The program provided nearly 900,000 poor people with fresh water piped directly into their homes, and one million people were also connected to sewerage systems. The water connections were for less than USD 98 per person and the sewerage was for less than USD 140. PROSANEAR?s success is claimed to be derived from two novel approaches to delivering urban services: cost effective appropriate technologies and community participation.