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Systems thinking and WASH : tools and case studies for a sustainable water supply

Water supplies in developing countries fail at unacceptable rates. In an era of high technology and a global drive for sustainable water and sanitation (SDG 6), we need to find solutions to the 'wicked problems' that characterise water for development programmes around the world.

This book introduces practitioners, researchers, programme managers and donors to the tools and approaches that have been most successful in this area. It explores the different applications of systems thinking used by an interdisciplinary group of WASH researchers and practitioners. With additional commentary from the field, each chapter helps imagine different ways to understand and work with communities, development agencies and governments to implement more appropriate WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programming.

The book includes an annotated list of additional resources on non-linearity, complex adaptive systems, systems thinking, social network analysis and system dynamics. [Publisher's synopsis]

TitleSystems thinking and WASH : tools and case studies for a sustainable water supply
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsNeely, K.
Pagination186 p.
Date Published03/2019
PublisherPractical Action
Place PublishedRugby, UK
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number9781788530255 (hardback), 9781788530262 (paperback)
Keywordscomplex adaptive systems, impact assessment, social network analysis, systems thinking, tools
Abstract

Water supplies in developing countries fail at unacceptable rates. In an era of high technology and a global drive for sustainable water and sanitation (SDG 6), we need to find solutions to the 'wicked problems' that characterise water for development programmes around the world.

This book introduces practitioners, researchers, programme managers and donors to the tools and approaches that have been most successful in this area. It explores the different applications of systems thinking used by an interdisciplinary group of WASH researchers and practitioners. With additional commentary from the field, each chapter helps imagine different ways to understand and work with communities, development agencies and governments to implement more appropriate WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programming.

The book includes an annotated list of additional resources on non-linearity, complex adaptive systems, systems thinking, social network analysis and system dynamics. [Publisher's synopsis]

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