|Title||Water supply and sanitation in low-income urban areas : good practice paper|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Pagination||25 p. : 8 boxes, 2 fig., 1 tab.|
|Publisher||DANIDA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Place Published||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Keywords||cost recovery, hygiene, low-income communities, policies, poverty, reform, sanitation, sdipol, urban areas, water supply|
This paper collates and analyses current thinking on the sustained delivery of water supply, sanitation and changes in hygienic behaviour in low-income urban areas. Its aim is to place these within the framework of Danidaâ€™s current development assistance and to propose a few key ideas and new directions for thinking within the sector. It briefly summarizes key lessons learned. The paper is predicated on the assumption that supplying adequate water and access to sanitation services are inter-related with solid waste management, urban drainage, housing and urban planning, but it does not deal specifically with these additional topics. The paper is based on a review of relevant recent literature, Danida and other documentation and interviews with a selection of Danida staff, advisers and consultants. It is specifically targeted at those practitioners dealing with water supply, sanitation and hygiene in low-income urban areas and small towns, those working on urban development in general, and those dealing with national programmes of budget support or basket-funding - arrangements which impact on the water and health sectors.