by Dr Luke Whaley, Professor Frances Cleaver and Felece Katusiime (UPGro Hidden Crisis) In Uganda, waterpoint committees exist more in name than in reality. Many waterpoints have been ‘personalised’. That is to say, they are under the control of one or a small number of individuals. Moreover, where local management arrangements (of any sort) are effective they … Continue reading “The borehole is not a madman” 3 reasons why Community Based Management demands a rethink
Save the date: Tuesday 17 October 2017 07:30 to 08:30 (US Eastern Standard Time) / 13:30-14:30 (Central European Time) / 17:00-18:00 (India Standard Time) What has happened so far? The issue of community management of rural water supplies has attracted some interesting debate recently. An RWSN blog post by Ellie Chowns, at that time a researcher … Continue reading Still barking up the wrong tree? What is the future of community-managed rural water supplies: Join a live webcast from the Water & Health Conference at UNC
by Dr Ellie Chowns Received wisdom still suggests that community management is an important component of sustainable water supply in rural areas and small towns. Despite a shift in emphasis “from system to service”, and the idea of “community management plus”, in reality the basic community management model remains standard practice in many countries. And … Continue reading Still barking up the wrong tree? Community management: more problem than solution
So I'm at the Indonesia International Water Week 2015 and on the second day, the event has been split into six parallel streams: Sustainable Access to Safe Drinking Water Community Based Water Supply Domestic Wastewater Management Municipal Solid Waste Management and Domestic Wastewater Water Resources: Sinking Cities / Towards Better Implementation of IWRM Water Resources: … Continue reading Innovations in Community Based Organisations, in Indonesia
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. (13) Community ownership and responsibilities for modern water resources management Community ownership of water resources is not envisaged. However, the water … Continue reading Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 7
In his key note speech, Professor Richard Carter urged the delegation at the 41st IAH Congress to do more to explain why groundwater matters and why hydrogeological science is important. "I wish there was a District Water Officer or a Finance Minister speaking here, perhaps both instead of me, asking you what all this groundwater … Continue reading Addressing failure in rural water supply in Africa – how we can all do better (Video)
Last week, we had our first Triple-S research seminar, discussing the first findings from the assessments of service provision around point sources in Ghana and Uganda. Although I had seen a sneak preview of some of the data, the consolidated results were shocking. After seeing them, I was tempted to declare community-based management (particularly of point sources) to be dead.
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