Rural water supply systems, an alien body for the public good: case study of Indonesia, 1990-2000
In this article two concepts, 'alien bodies' and 'generations', are applied to discuss water supply interventions in rural communities accentuating their obvious and intrinsic consequences. The discussion is limited to simple gravity-fed systems as these are relatively complex compared to traditional rural supplies.
Crossfire: ‘Technology development versus capacity building’
In our debate between two experts, Crossfire invites Catarina Fonseca and Pam Minnigh to debate the following: ‘Improving access to safe and sustainable water supplies is primarily a matter of establishing functioning institutions and ensuring that revenues cover operation and maintenance costs. We should not be wasting time and resources on science and technology’.