RWSN Resources

Total Results: 602 • Page 18 of 31

Sort Results by:

Author Year Downloads Title

A short history of the Zimbabwe Bush Pump Water and Sanitation in Zimbabwe

Downloads:


Author: MORGAN, P.
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: Aquamor Pvt Ltd
Institution:

A presentation illustrating the history of the Zimbabwe Bush Pump from 1933 to the present day.

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

Rapid Assessments of Capacities of Hand Pump Manufacturers in Zimbabwe

Downloads:


Author: MATHUR, S. P. and JONGA, M.
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution:

Government of Zimbabwe standardised in 1989 Bush hand Pump "B" type following years of rigorous trials and modifications. This Hand pump “B” type is now in “Public Domain”. More than 50,000 of these hand pumps are installed mostly in rural areas of Zimbabwe. Rough estimates are that about 40% of them are not functioning.
Repairing these pumps by replacing worn out part is not possible because of interchangeability and pumps manufactured with non standard specifications. One is forced to change the whole pump head unit or the cylinder assembly. UNICEF and other partners are facing challenges in the last few years to procure
hand pumps from lowest bidders that meet the national standard and specifications.

Sustainable Management of Small Water Supply Systems in Africa Practitioners’ Workshop Report, October 6-8, 2010

Downloads:


Author: HOANG HG, FUGELSNES T & HAWKINS P
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
Institution: Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)

This field note highlights the key messages and action points that emerged from a Practitioners’Workshop on Sustainable Management of Small Piped Water Systems in Africa held in Maputo, Mozambique from October 6-8, 2010. The workshop aimed to take stock of twenty years of efforts in African countries to improve the quality of water supply services by delegating the management of small water schemes to private operators or user associations.

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

Rope Pump A-Model Manual ST2.1

Downloads:


Author: HOLTSLAG, H. AND DE WOLF, J.
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: Foundation Connect International
Institution:

This manual is made as an aid in the Production, Installation and Operation & Maintenance of the rope pump A-model. The content is based on input from SHIPO Tanzania, the experiences of Henk Holtslag and Connect international, Jan de Jongh of ARRAKIS and a Practica manual. Some pictures are used from a manual of RWSN-SKAT.
This manual is part of the main manual, named “ST 2 Pumps”. Other manuals in this range are:
• ST 2.2 Rope pump Windlass model;
• ST 2.3 Training of rope pump production companies.
Each manual can be used separately from the other manuals.

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

Coping Strategy in Water Stressed Areas A Case Study of RWH in Nyakitunda Sub-County, Mbarara District Uganda

Downloads:


Author: BWENGYE-KAHORORO, E.
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: unpublished
Institution: UNICEF

Mbarara District has a total population of about 1 million people and about 240,000 live in a hilly sub-county known as Nyakitunda. Between 1987 and 1995. UNICEF assisted the Government of Uganda to implement an integrated primary health care, sanitation and water project that included promotion of rainwater harvesting.

The technology has changed people’s lives in various ways. The members of the women group that “initiated” the rainwater harvesting technology earned an income and fame. Most women and children now have more time for other household work including farming and attending schools for women and children respectively. They now have water available in their compounds. The water is not safe. They boil it before drinking it.

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

IFC Smart Lessons - November 2010 Improving Rural Water Service in Rwanda with Public-Private Partnerships

Downloads:


Author: PREVOST, C., MWANAFUNZI, B., JAIN, N.
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: IFC
Institution:

In 2004, a field review commissioned by the World Bank found that half of the piped rural water supply systems in Rwanda were nonfunctional due to poor management and poor cost recovery. In response, the government shifted to a public-private partnership (PPP) management model. As of 2010, 235 rural water supply systems—28 percent of the 847 systems in the country—are managed under PPPs serving 1 million people. This SmartLesson shares what the World Bank and Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) learned in support of Rwanda’s remarkable progress, including using best practices to make the case for reform; fostering ownership, simplicity, and flexibility of design; using peer-to-peer learning; and evaluating factors for success.

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

Private Operators and Rural Water Supplies A Desk Review of Experience

Downloads:


Author: Kleemeier, E.L.
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: World Bank
Institution: World Bank

This study examines experiences with using the private sector to manage domestic water
supplies serving dispersed populations or very small settlements in rural areas. The
potential contribution from private operators is well-known for small towns. The unanswered
question is whether private operators are an option for more remote rural areas with low population
density. This review therefore focused on operations that:
- Serve dispersed populations or settlements with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants in rural areas,
- Have been undertaken on a significant scale, and
- Engage individuals or for-profit organizations to manage water supplies.

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

Code of Practice for Water Well Construction NIGERIAN INDUSTRIAL STANDARD

Downloads:


Author: STANDARDS ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: STANDARDS ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA
Institution: STANDARDS ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA

This Nigerian Code of Practice for Well Construction was elaborated by the Technical Committee for Water Well Construction.
Groundwater development is one of the sources of the Federal and State Governments Water Supply Intervention Programmes under which government embarked on construction of open wells and boreholes in order to increase access to portable water to Nigerians. However, water well construction is still characterized by cases of “failed hole”, poor quality service, and unprofessional conduct of drillers and lack of established code to regulate the practice of water well drilling in Nigeria. These are serious concern to government, donor agencies and sector stakeholders who see them as militating factors towards attainment of water supply project objectives in particular and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in general. This Code of Practice was therefore elaborated to provide the framework for water well construction in Nigeria.
In the elaboration of this Code of Practice, reference made to Nigerian Industrial standards and National standards of other countries are acknowledged.

National Rural Drinking Water Programme Movement towards Ensuring People’s Drinking Water Security in Rural India - Framework for Implementation

Downloads:


Author: Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
Institution: Department of Drinking Water Supply

This government framework is to achieve the national vision in India:

To provide every rural person with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other domestic basic needs on a sustainable basis. This basic requirement should meet minimum water quality standards and be readily and conveniently accessible at all times and in all situations.

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

Technology Selection – and Buyer’s Guide for Public Domain Handpumps for Drinking Water

Downloads:


Author: ERPF, K.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

This document contains information on the Public Domain Handpumps available on the market and is intended to give assistance to all those, who are evaluating or intending to procure handpumps.

Included is condensed information on the different handpump types as there are:
a) Extracts of the specifications
b) Existing options
c) Information on supporting documents

An Introduction to Self­ Supply Putting the User First Incremental improvements and private investment in rural water supply

Downloads:


Author: SUTTON, S.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: SKAT/RWSN / WSP
Institution:

Self­ Supply is an initiative which complements the conventional communal supply generally f­unded by the government, and later f­orms the backbone of­ rural water supply. It is an approach that aims to improve household or community water supply through user investment in water treatment, supply construction and upgrading, as well as rainwater harvesting.

Burkina Faso: Summary of Findings of 2009 Drilling Study and Draft National Code of Conduct Code of Practice for Cost-Effective Boreholes

Downloads:


Author: DUFFAU, B. and I. OUEDRAOGO
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: UNICEF, USAID

Under the umbrella of the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), SKAT has been commissioned by USAID / UNICEF to study how to optimize the costs of boreholes construction in the three countries of Zambia, Ghana and Burkina Faso. The main output of the studies is the definition of a national protocol/code of conduct for the construction of boreholes specific to each country.

Can one size fit all and be cost-effective? National Workshop on Cost-Effective Boreholes in Sudan, November 2009.

Downloads:


Author: SABEEL, Y. and S. KUMAR
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution:

Presentation which considers the pros and cons of a one-size-fits-all solution for boreholes, taking into consideration the various drilling costs and a comparison of 100 mm and 134 mm casings.

Cartographier les zones favorables au forage manue

Downloads:


Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

UNICEF, Practica et EntrepriseWorks/VITA ont développé une mallette pédagogique à l'intention des pays africains souhaitant s'engager dans la professionnalisation du secteur du forage manuel. Cette mallette pédagogique comprend des fiches et manuels techniques.

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

Case study on the impact of manual drilling for the construction of sustainable water points in Chad

Downloads:


Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

This case study examines the impact of professional manual drilling operations on the problem of increasing the rate of delivery of improved water supply in Chad.
In Chad considerable numbers of manual wells are being drilled for private wells, and some are even being undertaken through sub-contracts for conventional wells.

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

Code of Practice for Cost-Effective Boreholes: Zambia Country Status Report 2009 Final Report 1st November 2009

Downloads:


Author: ARMSTRONG, T.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

It is recognised that drilling interventions vary widely both nationally and internationally and are not always cost-effective. The objective of this consultancy is to identify and set out key procedures for cost-effective boreholes as appropriate for Zambia.

The report considers the existing status of borehole drilling in Zambia. Chapter 2 reflects on the meaning of “cost effective” and key areas of concern are highlighted. Chapter 3 summarises borehole costs and prices in Zambia. Chapter 4 examines Zambian policies and practices with respect to the generic principles of the COP and the proposed structure of the “Guideline to Standard Procedures for Design and Construction of Protected Water Points” (Appendix 5). Headings in the report text include brackets which refer to the related numbered section in the proposed guideline structure. The Report text reflects on current practices, and recommends action for further consideration and inclusion. Recommendations are italicised in the text.

Contract Management and Categorization of Risk National Workshop on Cost-Effective Boreholes, November 2009 in Khartoum, Sudan

Downloads:


Author: DANERT, K., ARMSTRONG, T., ADEKILE, D., DUFFAU, B., OUEDRAOGO, I. & KWEI, C.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: UNICEF, USAID

Cost-Effective Boreholes and Social Responsibility International Workshop on Cost-Effective Boreholes (CEB) in Sudan

Downloads:


Author: GOLETTI, M., AMBROSI, U. and J. N. KUTUMBAKANA
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: IOM - International Organisation for Migration
Institution:

Presentation made at the National Workshop on Cost-Effective Boreholes in Sudan, November 2009.

Drilling Cost Estimation and Cost-Saving Analysis

Downloads:


Author: CARTER, R. C.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: WaterAid

Description of the RWSN/Cranfield University Drilling Costs Model v2.5 and anlysis of cost saving opportunities. Note that this paper was presented at the National Workshop on Cost-Effective Boreholes in Khartoum, Sudan in November 2009.

Drilling of cost effective boreholes in Southern Sudan

Downloads:


Author: BOL MALEK, M.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (Southern Sudan)
Institution:

Presentation by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI), Government of Southern Sudan at the National Workshop in Cost-Effective Boreholes, Khartoum, November 2009.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31