Resource Mobilization for Drinking Water and Sanitation in Developing Nations

by F. W. Montanari, (M.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; 307 Yoakum Pkwy.  912, Alexandria, VA 22304,
Terrence P. Thompson, (M.ASCE), Deputy Dir. of Public Health Engrg.; New York City Dept. of Health, New York, NY 10013,
Terence P. Curran, (F.ASCE), Deputy Dir.; New York State Dept. of Envir. Conservation, 50 Wolf Rd., Rm. 421, Albany, NY 12233,
Walter Saukin, (Aff.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Manhattan Coll., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Riverdale, NY 10471,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-629-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-629-6 (ISBN-10), 1987, Soft Cover, Pg. 768

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Conference information: International Conference | San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States | May 26-29, 1987

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The ASCE International Conference on Resource Mobilization for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries was held at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 26-29, 1987. The papers presented at the conference and included in this book focus on successful implementation and sustainability of projects related to the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD). Four major components are addressed. In the area of human resources development, community education and training of managers, technicians and professional engineers are discussed. Financial resources for water and sanitation projects, actions needed to improve financial performance, and economic policies followed by international agencies are reviewed. Papers on appropriate technology and technology transfer applicable to planning and research in water supply and sanitary engineering in developing countries are included. Discussions on strategic planning for operation and maintenance of water supply and sewerage systems include means of upgrading plant performance, evaluating O&M, and developing design concepts aimed at reducing operational problems.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Water resources | Drinking water | Developing countries | Project management | Personnel management | Financial management | Professional societies


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