Community Water, Community Management
From system to service in rural areas
Community Water, Community Management is for all in the water sector who operate at the interface between communities and support organizations. Managers of water schemes and engineers alike will find a wealth of information about how people interact with their pipes and wells, what can go wrong and how others have overcome problems. Community management has become the leading concept for implementing water supply systems in rural areas in the South. In the early days it was seen as the answer to the breakdown of water supply systems and the failure of government to supply clean water. In the light of two decades of experience, this book considers the opportunities and constraints of community management in providing a service to the millions of people who need it: What factors affect community cohesion? Why do systems fail? Under what conditions is community management the most suitable model? How can support to community managed systems best be provided? What are the key actions needed to scale up community management successfully? Published in collaboration with IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
|Prelims (Preface, Contents, List of Figures, Tables and Maps, List of Boxes, List of Acronyms)|
|1. Introduction, How This Book is Structured|
|PART 1: SETTING THE SCENE: COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT, THE PROJECT, COUNTRIES AND COMMUNITIES|
|2. Setting the scene; A brief history of community management of rural water supply|
|3. Participatory Action Research on community management of rural water supply|
|4. Countries and communities|
|PART 2: THE STORIES: COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE|
|5. The Stories; Living communities - complex and dynamic|
|6. Factors that affect community cohesion|
|7. Water flows through the lives of communities|
|8. Instruments and techniques of management|
|9. Management capacities|
|10. Cost recovery and managing finances|
|11. Selecting and designing water systems and protecting the source|
|12. The enabling environment|
|13. Why do systems fail?|
|PART 3: THE WAY FORWARD|
|14. The Way Forward; Mapping the key factors of community management|
|15. Factors external to the community|
|16. From system to service - scaling up|
|17. Investing in support|
|Back Matter (Appendices 1-4, References, Index)|
Ton Schouten Ton Schouten is Senior Programme Officer, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, Netherlands.
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