Better Management in the Water Supply Sector Through Indigenous Institutions

by Paula Donnelly-Roark,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


The following discussion briefly explores how improved institutional performance in Africa's water sector can be promoted through reconciliation of indigenous and formal institutions. Appropriate technologies play a critical role in this institutional context. Outlined here are: 1) categories of indigenous water sector institutions operative throughout Africa; 2) the negative impact of their invisibility; and 3) reflections on how to operationalize the necessary reconciliation.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Water management | Government | Africa

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