Water, Spillovers and Free Riding: the economics of pump functionality in Tanzania

by Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, Economics PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania. Which factors predict the functionality of hand pumps? Do communities free ride on their neighbors’ water sources? Are there positive spillover effects in the maintenance of nearby pumps? And what does this all mean for practitioners? This post gives an overview of my ongoing Economics PhD research, which tries … Continue reading Water, Spillovers and Free Riding: the economics of pump functionality in Tanzania

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