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PROSANEAR : people, poverty and pipes : a programme of community participation and low-cost technology bringing water and sanitation to Brazil's urban poor

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.

TitlePROSANEAR : people, poverty and pipes : a programme of community participation and low-cost technology bringing water and sanitation to Brazil's urban poor
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsBakalian, A., Katakura, Y.
Secondary TitleWorking paper series / UNDP-World Bank Water and Sanitation Program
Pagination32 p. : 6 boxes, 1 photogr., 8 tab.
Date Published1998-09-01
PublisherWorld Bank
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsappropriate technology, brazil, community participation, demonstration projects, safe water supply, sdilac, sdiurb, simplified sewerage, slums, urban areas
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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.

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