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Self-supply's contribution to urban and rural water provision world-wide, and the gains of government support.

TitleSelf-supply : filling the gaps in public water supply provision
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsSutton, S, Butterworth, JA, IRC
Paginationxxv, 330 p. : 40 boxes, 62 fig., 56 photos, 44 tab.
Date Published02/2021
PublisherPractical Action Publishing
Place PublishedRugby, UK
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number9781780448190 (eBook)

This source book highlights the magnitude of the contribution of self-supply to urban and rural water provision world-wide, and the gains that are possible when governments recognise and support household-led supply development and up-grading. With limited public finances in low- (and many middle-) income countries, self-supply can fill gaps in public provision, especially amongst low-density rural populations. The book focuses on sub-Saharan Africa as the region with the greatest predicted shortfall in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal for water. Case study examples from Thailand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Zambia are included, as well as from Scotland and the Danube region.


Includes ref., glossary and index.




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