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Ten years of experience : Community Water Supply and Sanitation Programme, Pokhara, Western Development Region, Nepal

The developments and achievements over a ten-year period of the Community Water Supply and Sanitation Programme, Pokhara, in hill areas of the Western Development Region of Nepal are documented. The programme concerns gravity fed water supply schemes with ferrocement water tanks and public tapstands, and school and household latrines. It is a joint effort of four parties: rural communities, the Nepali government, and donor organizations UNCIEF and SATA/Helvetas. Programme developments are traced from the initial focus on standardization of design and procedures with due attention to manpower training and recruitment. Over the ten-year period the emphasis has changed increasingly to promotion of sanitation and maintenance, and the rehabilitation of completed schemes. More recently personal and environmental health have been promoted as a means to increase the benefits of new water supplies.

TitleTen years of experience : Community Water Supply and Sanitation Programme, Pokhara, Western Development Region, Nepal
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsHeijnen, HA, Boot, MT
Secondary TitleTechnical paper series / IRC
Volumeno. 26
PaginationIX, 104 p.: fig., tab.
Date Published1988-01-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
ISBN Number9066870117
Keywordscase studies, community participation, design, ferrocement, gravity supply, health education, latrines, m, maintenance, manpower development, nepal western development region, programmes, public standposts, rehabilitation, rural areas, storage tanks, training
Abstract

The developments and achievements over a ten-year period of the Community Water Supply and Sanitation Programme, Pokhara, in hill areas of the Western Development Region of Nepal are documented. The programme concerns gravity fed water supply schemes with ferrocement water tanks and public tapstands, and school and household latrines. It is a joint effort of four parties: rural communities, the Nepali government, and donor organizations UNCIEF and SATA/Helvetas. Programme developments are traced from the initial focus on standardization of design and procedures with due attention to manpower training and recruitment. Over the ten-year period the emphasis has changed increasingly to promotion of sanitation and maintenance, and the rehabilitation of completed schemes. More recently personal and environmental health have been promoted as a means to increase the benefits of new water supplies.

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