Rural Water Supply – new publications and resources (December 2014)

For each RWSN newsletter we compile new resources and publications emerging from governments, academic research, NGOs and networks. If we have missed anything or would like to keep us informed in future then please contact sean.furey (at)

To read the latest compilation click below to read the full article.


Development Banks & UN Organisations

NGOs, Networks and others

Bi-lateral Development Partners

  • Did we miss anything?

Academic & Journals

Note that access to many papers is restricted and has to be purchased. Some are open access so that articles are free to download:

  • [OPEN ACCESS] Circuit Rider Post-construction Support: Improvements in Domestic Water Quality and System Sustainability in El Salvador. Kayser, Georgia L, William Moomaw, Jose Miguel Orellana Portillo, and Jeffrey K Griffiths. 2014. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 4 (3): 460–470.
  • [OPEN ACCESS] The productive use of rural piped water in Senegal Ralph P. Hall, Eric Vance and Emily van Houweling Water Alternatives 7(3): 480-498  Abstract | Full Text – PDF
  • [OPEN ACCESS] Groundwater governance: A tale of three participatory models in Andhra Pradesh, India
    Ratna Reddy, M. Srinivasa Reddy and Sanjit Kumar Rout Water Alternatives 7(2): 275-297 Abstract | Full Text – PDF
  • [OPEN ACCESS] Community-driven multiple use water services: Lessons learned by the rural village water resources management project in Nepal Sanna-Leena Rautanen, Barbara van Koppen and Narayan Wagle
    Water Alternatives 7(1): 160-177 Abstract | Full Text – PDF
  • [PAYWALL] Subsidizing the sustainability of rural water supply: the experience of the Brazilian rural rainwater-harvesting programme, Uende A. F. Gomes, Léo Heller, Sandy Cairncross, Laia Domenèch & João L. Pena (2014), Water International, 39:5, 606-619, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2014.951255
  • [PAYWALL] Retrofitting arsenic-iron removal plants in rural Bangladesh for performance enhancement Abstract, Ingrid M. Sorensen, Edward A. McBean and Mujibur Rahman………. 400–409 |  doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.122
  • [PAYWALL] Willingness to pay for improved water supplies in rural Ugandan villages Abstract Steven G. Wright, Daya Muralidharan, Alex S. Mayer and William S. Breffle………. 490–498  | doi:10.2166/washdev.2013.011
  • [PAYWALL] Open-source mobile water quality testing platform Abstract Bas Wijnen, G. C. Anzalone and Joshua M. Pearce………. 532–537  | doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.137
  • [PAYWALL] Safety of packaged water distribution limited by household recontamination in rural Cambodia, Abstract Emily J. Holman and Joe Brown………. 343–347 doi:10.2166/wh.2013.118


2014 UNC Water & Health – Abstract Book: Some interesting abstracts:

Monitoring, Functionality, Sustainability & Data

  • Improving Lives through Sharing Water Point Data, Brian Banks, Global Water Challenge (GWC), page 6
  • Results from the Sustainability Check: The Influence of Technical, Social and Financial Factors on Community-Managed Hand Pump Sustainability in Rural Mozambique, Kristen Downs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, page 16
  • Outcome Based M&E: Using the Water Service Ladder Framework in the Lazos de Agua (Water Links) program, Susan Dundon, Millennium Water Alliance, page 18
  • Determinants of water point functionality from a longitudinal study of four districts in northern Ghana, Michael Fisher, UNC Chapel Hill, page 22
  • Meeting the MDGs in Access to Water: Why do some flourish while others lag behind?, Jami Nunez, University of Colorado Boulder, page 53
  • Have you updated the PUMP? Experiences in monitoring and improving rural safe water services with an online management platform, Andrew Armstrong, Water Missions International, page 93
  • Improving monitoring of sustainability in WaSH: evaluating existing frameworks and a systematic review of the evidence, Ryan Cronk, The Water Institute at UNC, page 104
  • Launch of charity: water’s Afridev Sensor, Robert Lee, charity: water, page 127
  • Community Monitoring for Sustainable WASH: The Case of Twachiyanda, Zambia, Emmanuel Opong, World Vision International, page 144
  • Assessing Functionality for Water Schemes in Select Areas of Ethiopia where Millennium Water Alliance Partners Operate, Sarah Sparker, Millennium Water Alliance, page 154

Management & Finances

  • Pro-poor tariff design: Does it exist? Investigating the relationship between income and water use and its impact on tariff performance, David Fuente, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill page 22
  • Tracking district budgets for sustainable rural water services in Ghana and Uganda, Tyhra Kumasi, IRC/CWSA, page 39
  • Service monitoring in Ghana: Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Vida Duti, IRC Ghana
  • Metered hand-pumps: Privately operated hand pumps as a way to improve sustainability and service delivery, Diana Keesiga, Water for People, page 122
  • Planning for sustainable water delivery in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid land, René van Lieshout, IRC, page 161

Groundwater & Water Quality

  • Lead (Pb) Contamination of Pitcher Pump systems in coastal Madagascar: Health implications for sustainable self-supply, David Akers, University of South Florida, page 3
  • Monitoring drinking water quality in a nationally representative household survey: the Ghana Living Standards Survey, Rick Johnston, World Health Organization, page 36
  • Why is water quality testing difficult: A comparative analysis of monitoring performance across sub-Saharan Africa, Rachel Peletz, Aquaya, page 57
  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Affordability of Fluoride Mitigation Alternatives in Ethiopia, Jim Chamberlain, University of Oklahoma, page 177
  • Prioritization of Water Quality Indicators: The MWA Experience In Ethiopia, Andy Karp, Millennium Water Alliance, page 120
  • Geospatial Patterns of Well Water Contamination in Northern Malawi, Paula Strassle, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University page 156
  • A case study: Design Outreach LifePumpTM hand pump provides water in two Malawian villages with ultra-deep wells, Abraham Wright, Design Outreach, page 172

Equity & Inclusion

  • Undoing Inequity: inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene services that deliver for all in Uganda and Zambia, Jane Wilbur, WaterAid, page 168

Self Supply & Rainwater Harvesting

  • Achieving Increased Sustainability in Rainwater Harvest Projects in Rural Schools in the Southern Rift Valley of Kenya through regular Monitoring and Action Plans, Mark Reimers, Waterlines Santa Fe, NM USA, page 62
  • Attributes exhibited in business models for scaling-up water and sanitation services, Caroline Saul, eawag, page 69
  • Service Levels of Household Rainwater Harvesting Systems and Multiple Water Sources in Northeastern Nicaragua, Daniel Smith, University of Leeds, page 72

Author: RWSN Secretariat

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2 thoughts on “Rural Water Supply – new publications and resources (December 2014)”

  1. Hallo, am inquiring whether you publish for authors. i have a paper i would like to publish with your journal

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