Select a Region

150px Light Blue Background Latin America Sub-Sahran Africa Southern Asia South-Eastern Asia

 

Related Resources


Performance Evaluation of Handpumps used in UNIGEF Projects Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria

Every year UNICEF WES projects are purchasing large numbers of handpumps. The promotion of low cost technologies by UNICEF has had a profound impact on the implementation of the projects. UNICEF has followed the policy to standardize the types of pumps used. ln some countries that achieved total self-sufficiency in production of handpumps the standardization policy has been acclaimed as the reason for the success. Recently standardization has been criticized for restricting free market forces and suppressing the development of local private industries in smaller countries.

The scope of this study was to collect data on handpump performance in several countries in West Africa. UNICEF WES projects vary in design and execution from country to country.
Projects in Mali or Burkina Faso operate in a completely different environment then in Nigeria.
Accordingly the findings and the recommendations contrast for each country. lt is however also possible to find common denominators about the factors that influence the performance of the pumps. These collective aspects should be considered for the formulation of future strategies. | »

Forage équipé de Pompe à Motricité Humaine (FPM) version 2 Guide d'Elaboration du Plan de Gestion de la Sécurité Sanitaire de I'Eau (PGSSE)

La Stratégie Nationale de Surveillance de la Qualit6 de I'Eau de Consommation, adoptée en 2012 impose aux producteurs-distributeurs d'eau destinée a la consommation humaine de se doter d'un Plan de Gestion de la S6curit6 Sanitaire de I'Eau (PGSSE) ; d'effectuer régulièrement des inspections sanitaires des installations d'approvisionnement en eau potable et d'effectuer régulièrement des controles de la qualité de I'eau distribuée à la population.

Guide N 1 : pour les ouvrages simples c'est-d-dire le Forage équipé de Pompe à Motricité Humaine (FPM). Ce guide est destiné aux délégataires sous contrat de gestion avec la commune | »

Regulating Rural Water Supply Services A comparative review of existing and emerging approaches with a focus on GIZ partner countries

This study responds to calls within GIZ to extend its considerable expertise in pro-poor regulation, which to date has largely centred on improving access to water services in urban low-income areas. Rights-based global commitments to addressing the persistent access gap between urban and rural areas have prompted a fresh look at the potential role of regulation. Guided by a review of the literature and expert insights, this study examines eight country case studies to explore the question of regulatory oversight for rural water supply services in the context of widely pledged universal service aspirations. Regulation is deliberately interpreted as a set of functions and competencies and a dynamic process involving providers and consumers as active participants. | »

Handpump Standardisation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Seeking a Champion RWSN Publication 2015-1

Handpump standardisation is the formal or informal mechanism that governs the varieties of community handpumps used within a particular country. In a handful of countries this also includes stand-ard handpump designs. With over a million handpumps in sub-Saharan Africa and new installations every day, handpump standardisation is still vital for the policy and practices of governments and implementing organisations. While rural water practitioners are polarised about the future of formal standardisation, the extent of informal standardisation is of significant importance to the sustain-ability of handpumps across the continent. Of the thirty-five countries in sub-Saharan using handpumps, formal standardisation has emerged in fifteen through regulations (nine countries), and endorsements (six countries). However in the remaining countries, informal standardisation determines what handpumps are installed where, either through recommendations (fourteen countries), or de facto standardisation (six countries). | »

close menu


close menu


close menu