Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 2

by Delgollage Senevirathne, Assistant General Manager (Sociologist) at the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB), Sri Lanka. Awareness raising of the need for water conservation and pollution prevention and efficient use of water Water availability depends on rainwater and groundwater and constrained by two factors space and timely occurrence while it is being impacted … Continue reading Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 2

Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 1

by Delgollage Senevirathne, Assistant General Manager (Sociologist) at the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB), Sri Lanka. NWSDB is an RWSN Member Organisation. To find out more visit the RWSN main website. Introduction Water in Sri Lanka, being an island, comes from precipitation and the average annual rainfall is 1900 mm that falls in … Continue reading Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 1

Beyond the Borehole: what do ecosystem services have to do with rural water supply?

If there were no aquifers what would need to be built instead? That may seem an esoteric question given that groundwater is relied on every day by several billion people, but it is important to consider what useful things aquifers are, what we stand to lose if we mismanage them and what opportunities there are … Continue reading Beyond the Borehole: what do ecosystem services have to do with rural water supply?

Resolución de problemas con los sistemas de agua (en español)

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Resolucióndeproblemas conlos sistemas de agua:

Sobretodo

  • Primero, no hacer daño. Para evitar repitiendo los errores, implementadores debe tomar el tiempo para entender y enfrentar las raíces de los problemas en lugar de solo reparar infraestructura.
  • Para mejor servir los beneficiaros/usuarios/as, implementadores, donantes y gobiernos debe cambiar sus indicadores de éxito del número de beneficiarios/as a indicadores como la contribución del organismo a la meta nacional de agua, años-personas de agua (número años que cada beneficiaria/o disfrute del proyecto de agua), o el porcentaje de casas en un distrito con acceso a un nivel de servicio básico continuo.
  • Implementadores debe ser responsable ante los usuarias/os de agua.

Implementación

  • Organizaciones debe cambiar de solo construir sistemas de agua y rehabilitando sistemas rotos a facilitación, como construir capacidad para apoyar a los proveedores de servicio.
  • Implementadores y las partes…

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