Author
Skat

Year of Publishing
1993

Publisher
Skat

Institution
HTN

Handpump Technology Network (HTN) and Interagency Peer Group (IAG) Project Document

Description:

The promotion of low-cost technologies and Village Level Operation and Management of Maintenance (VLOM) has had a profound impact on the implementation of water supply and sanitation projects. VLOM purpose is to give the users a voice in the decision-making process. This can be done by involving the village communities in the planning of their facilities and by letting them choose the technology. They will have to play a major role in the operation and maintenance of the facilities.

In November 1992, the International Handpump Workshop held in Kakamega, Kenya, stressed the need for an integrated, user-oriented approach, that takes institutional, financial, social and technical factors into consideration. On the technical side, the need for coordination in handpump research and development was recognised. The workshop proposed a Handpump Technology Network (HTN) consisting of organisations and individuals in the fields of handpump promotion, research and development, manufacture, inspection, and project implementation. The already established Handpump Consultative Group (HCG), comprised of representatives from UNICEF, UNDP/World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme, CRL and SKAT, was to form the core of the HTN.

Courtesy of the IRC library


Bibliographical Information:

Skat (1993) Handpump Technology Network (HTN) and Interagency Peer Group (IAG). Project Document , HTN , Skat , St. Gallen, Switzerland


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