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Community Water, Community Management: From System to Service in Rural Areas

By: Ton Schouten and Patrick Moriarty

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #141556 | ISBN: 1853395641
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $18/€17 approx

About this book

This book is based on experience of working to strengthen the capacities of rural communities to manage their own water supply systems. It shows the power and creativity with which community people work to keep their water supply systems operational, and also shows their struggles and difficulties. The day-to-day experiences of 22 communities in 6 different countries are at the heart of the book.


A brief history of community management: Participatory action research on community management of rural water supply; countries and communities. Living communities - complex and dynamic: Factors affecting community cohesion; water flows through the lives of communities; instruments and techniques of management; management capacities; cost recovery and managing finances; selecting and designing water systems and protecting the source; enabling environment; why do systems fail?. Mapping the key factors: Factors external to the community; from system to service u scaling up; investing in support.

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