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Approximately one in three rural water supply systems in developing countries does not function at all or is performing well below its expected level. Failure on this scale represents hundreds of millions of dollars in wasted investment and millions of people who have had to return to fetching dirty drinking water from distant sources - to the detriment of their health, education, and livelihoods.
Added by Jaap Pels Global on April 20, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
Short and sweet one pagers on knowledge sharing techniques. Feel free to reuse or distribute them in your training events.Continue
Added by Jaap Pels Global on April 20, 2011 at 12:41 — No Comments
..... and out-of-the-box thinking two documents:
- One on Wirearchy: In that context of ubiquitous impact, reams have been written about the erosion of the effectiveness of command-and control as the dominant model for leading and managing purposeful organized activities in business, education, government and governance, politics, culture and the arts … all the areas in which humans act together to create and get things…Continue
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Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS) Guidelines, 2011. PATH. (Link to full-text) These guidelines provide evidence-based criteria for effective, commercially viable products that meet or exceed user expectations for long-term use. They take into account the unique needs of users in the developing world.
Added by Jaap Pels Global on April 19, 2011 at 7:39 — No Comments
This first "WASHCost Update" of the year, reports on the outcomes of the WASHCost research meeting which took place in February 2011 in Burkina Faso. At this meeting, the latest findings were shared and the final steps in data analysis discussed between the teams…Continue
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Providing sanitation services in dense low income settlements in coastal and waterfront areas is a challenge for municipal planners and service providers and requires creative and innovative ideas, approaches and actions in various sectors.
The challenges include appropriate technical solutions as well as approaches and methods to stimulate demand and link household, private and public actors to ensure ongoing service delivery.
The urgency for tailored and…Continue
Added by Jaap Pels Global on April 4, 2011 at 10:13 — No Comments