Management and Institutional Considerations in Selecting Appropriate Technologies in Water Supply and Sanitation

by Philip Roark, Camp Dresser & McKee Int, Arlington, United States,
Berhane M. Abraha, Camp Dresser & McKee Int, Arlington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Rural water supply and sanitation systems in developing countries have had an unacceptably high rate of failure or reduced use. Development planners have not sufficiently considered the need to match the choice of technology with an appropriate management system. Consideration is given to several issues and factors that influence management and technological selection. In most cases community management is desirable since it places the responsibility with the beneficiaries and leads to better prospects for long-term sustainability of the system and health benefits.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Systems management | Water supply systems | Failure analysis | Sustainable development | Rural areas | Sanitary engineering | Developing countries

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