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May-day! May-Day! Our handpumps are not working! RWSN Perspective No 1

Author
BAUMANN, E.

Year of Publishing
2009

Publisher
RWSN

Institution


Description:

Estimates say that in Africa at all time 30% of the handpumps are not working. As with most complex issues, this failure has many causes. For sustained provision of rural water it is necessary that a variety of conditions are fulfilled.

What does that mean from the economic viewpoint? We can assume that in Sub-Saharan Africa 600,000 to 800,000 handpumps have been installed in the last 20 years. If 200,000 to 250,000 of these pumps are not working this represents a total investment of USD 1.2 to 1.5 billion.


Bibliographical Information:

BAUMANN, E. (2009) May-day! May-Day! Our handpumps are not working!. RWSN Perspective No 1 , RWSN , St Gallen, Switzerland


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