Planning intensive training courses
Training non-technical workers for rural water and sanitation projects
Institutional and human resource development
Institutional support for community-managed rural WSS in Latin America
Reform to the WSS sector in Latin America has largely ignored rural systems, and there has been little technical support for rural systems once they are set up. This article describes four examples of successful back-up support for rural WSS systems in Nicaragua and Honduras.
Improving sanitation in small towns in Latin America and the Caribbean
Small towns are often too big for community-managed WSS, but too small for a conventional urban utility. Here a nine-step method for drawing up a sanitation plan for small towns is described – a method that places the responsibility for improving sanitation services firmly in the hands of local authorities rather than a central agency or external donor.