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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). | »

Guide N°1 Forage équipé de Pompe à Motricité Humaine (FPM) Guide d’élaboration du Plan de Gestion de la Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Eau (PGSSE)

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

Quel est l’objectif du PGSSE ?
Le PGSSE est un document qui comporte l’ensemble des mesures préventives et correctives permettant de réduire les risques de détérioration de la qualité de l’eau identifiés entre la zone de captage et le point de distribution de l’eau au consommateur, en passant par les unités de traitement, les points de stockage de l’eau traitée et le réseau de distribution. L’objectif de la démarche est de garantir en permanence la sécurité sanitaire de l’eau de boisson distribuée et ainsi de préserver la santé des populations. | »

UPGro abstracts from 41st IAH Congress, Sep 2014

The abstracts below were submitted and presented at the 41st Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists in Marrakech (15-19 Sep). They draw on work funded through the UPGro programme.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred. | »

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