Selecting management models for piped water supply schemes
WaterAid publishes new resource guideThe world's largest NGO for water and sanitation, WaterAid, commissioned Aguaconsult to help research and co-develop a new resource for selecting management models for piped water supply schemes.
"Management models for piped water supply services : a decision-making resource for rural and small-town contexts" can be downloaded below under Resources.
By and large this CBM model has struggled to ensure that rural water supply infrastructure is adequately managed and maintained, with ‘fix-on-failure’ becoming the default approach in far too many cases.
Conventional management models have largely been based on voluntary Community-Based Management (CBM) relying on communities taking on the burden of maintenance themselves, with limited – if any – support from external agencies or local government.
This resource, written by Aguaconsult and WaterAid, has been developed primarily for WaterAid staff and partners to help in the selection of the most appropriate management models for piped water supply systems in rural and small-town contexts.