Evaluating Sustainability of Water & Sanitation Projects: Case Studies in Developing Countries

by Philip Roark, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Studies carried out in the water and sanitation sector in eight developing countries have delineated the most important factors related to sustainability. These are capacity and skills of the responsible management organizations, complexity of technology, support of government leadership, ability and willingness to pay, strength of national economy, logistics of supplies, and adequacy of policies and legislation. Adequate consideration of these factors in project design will lead to long enduring benefits.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Sustainable development | Developing countries | Wastewater management | Project management | Economic factors | Water management

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