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Rainwater Harvesting Handbook Assessment of Best Practises and Experience in Water Harvesting

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Author: AFDB
Year of Publishing: 2008
Publisher: African Development Bank
Institution:

The main objective of this handbook on rainwater harvesting is to provide AfDB with an effective reference tool for including various rain water harvesting approaches and techniques in the programming and design of projects.

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

Domestic Rainwater Harvesting: Vietnam Field Study Report 2009

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Author: Alexandra Snelgrove, Kimberley Patrick
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: EnterpriseWorks/VITA
Institution: EnterpriseWorks/VITA

This reports summarizes the findings of a field study undertaken in Vietnam in 2009. An in-depth investigation of the sub-sector of domestic rainwater harvesting (DRWH) was undertaken. Enbaling conditions for the relatively high level of practie of DRWH in some regions of Vietnam were examined alonside potential threats for the further expansion of this practice, with a particular focus on the intention to introduce an alternative product to the standard mortar jars ("Thai Jars"). Recommendations are made on how to introduce and market the alternative product, developed by EnterpriseWorks/Vita as a flexible membrane container.

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

Impact and Potential of Self Supply in Amuria District, Uganda MSc Thesis Academic Year 2006/7

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Author: ALFORD, D.
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: Cranfield University
Institution:

Although greater funding is being channelled to the water sector, new approaches are needed if international targets for safe water supply are to be met in rural areas. Supported self-supply is one such approach. By focussing on building a supporting environment, supported self-supply builds on local initiatives, seeking to encourage and improve them. A pilot project was initiated in 2006 in Uganda to explore the potential of such an approach.

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

Private Sector Perspectives on Cost-Effective Boreholes - South Sudan International Workshop on Cost-Effective Boreholes (CEB) in Sudan

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Author: AWOL, M. A. M.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: South Sudan Drilling Services Ltd.
Institution:

A cost effective borehole may be understood or defined as a borehole that is delivered to a community at lowest cost, of good quality technical construction ( drilling, casing, screening, grouting, well development, test pumping, platform construction & Installation), of good yield, and able to function and serve the beneficiary community for long time at minimum maintenance cost.9.

Private Sector Perspective, North Sudan Paper presented at the National Workshop on Cost-Effective Boreholes, November 2009

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Author: AZIEM, A. and A. OSMAN
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher:
Institution:

It is estimated that in Sudan there is a need for 10.000-20.000 boreholes, as is the case in many African countries. Some studies shows that almost an average of 1000.000 Boreholes is needed to reach full coverage in Africa, if the idea of encouraging cost effectiveness of borehole water supplies to reduce the average cost by 10%, then a saving of approx 1 Billion will increase the coverage by 10 percent.

Technology Transfer Newsletter April 2005

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Author: BAUMANN, E.
Year of Publishing: 2005
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) grew out of the Handpump Technology Network (HTN) when the network broadened its mission from handpumps to focus on rural water supply. The three new flagship activities (drilling, sustainable handpumps and self-supply)

WASH Technology Information Packages for UNICEF WASH Programme and Supply Personnel

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Author: BAUMANN, E., MONTANGERO, A., SUTTON, S. and K. ERPF
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Skat

The Technology Information Packages (TIPS) provide technology selection guidelines for UNICEF WASH programme officers and partner organisations, enabling them to better help communities make informed choices about water and sanitation technology.

Technologies applied for drinking water treatment in rural communities The application of drip chlorination, tablet chlorinators, solar disinfection technology and ceramic filter in Honduras

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Author: BRAND, A. P.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
Institution:

This report documents some of the most appropriate technologies and methodologies for drinking water disinfection used by rural communities and families in Honduras, and presents the challenges they face in securing sustainable access to safe water.

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

Low-cost pump alternatives for rural communities in Honduras Meeting demand for access to safe drinking water

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Author: BRAND, A. P.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
Institution:

With financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the technical assistance of WSP-LAC, the Honduras Water and Sanitation Network carried out a field survey on pumps being used in Honduras directed at identifying successful options for replication.
The following report presents advantages and limitations of two types of low-cost pumps - the EMAS Flexi and the Rope Pump - used in several rural communities in Honduras, considering the users´perspectives.

Wells Construction Hand Dug and Hand Drilled

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Author: BRUSH, R. E.
Year of Publishing: 1979
Publisher: Peace Corps
Institution: Information Collection & Exchange

This manual is for development works involved in the construction of wells to supply water to a local population for personal consumption. It has been designed to help field workers with little or no construction experience to assist communities in: planning and designing a well appropriate to the needs of the local population; assessing the advantages or disadvantages of locally available construction materials.

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

WASH Self-Supply Sierra Leone Investing in household ownership and market-systems for sustainable water supply and sanitation

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Author: BUNDUKA, L. E.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Welthungerhilfe
Institution:

Presentation on the potential for accelerating self supply in Sierra Leone

Guidelines for Developing a Self Supply Acceleration Plan for your Area

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Author: Butterworth, J. Adank, M., Bakker-Kruijne E., Mekonta L. and I. Klaassen
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: IRC
Institution:

Who will use these guidelines?
If you are working to improve access to safe rural water supply at woreda, zonal and/ or regional levels, or are involved in any aspect of water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, irrigation, access to water for livelihoods, etc., then these guidelines are for you.
You may be a government official in water, health, agriculture or finance; or you may be within a non-governmental organisation (NGO), donor agency, training institution or the private sector.

What is the objective of these guidelines?
These guidelines will support you to develop a Self-supply acceleration plan for your woreda, zone or region.

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

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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.

An Assessment of the EMAS Pump and its Potential for Use in Household Water Systems in Uganda University of South Florida MSc Thesis

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Author: CARPENTER, J. D.
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Institution:

Rural improved water supply coverage in Uganda has stagnated around 64% for a number of years and at this point more than 10 million rural people do not have access to an improved drinking water source. It has been recognized that progress toward improved water supply coverage and increased service levels may be gained through Government and nongovernmental organization (NGO) support of private investment in household and shared water supplies, commonly known as Self-supply.
There are indications that low-cost wells and underground rainwater tanks are applicable in many parts of Uganda and could be paired with an EMAS Pump to achieve significant affordability for Self-supply household water systems. Recommendations are provided in terms of the feasibility of introducing the EMAS Pump as a part of Self-supply strategies in Uganda.

Private Sector Participation in Low Cost Water Well Drilling in Uganda Knowledge and Research (KAR) Project R7126 FINAL REPORT

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Author: CARTER, R. C.
Year of Publishing: 2001
Publisher: Cranfield University
Institution: Silsoe College

This report describes the activities, findings, implications, and future plans of a project, initiated by Cranfield University (Silsoe, UK) entitled “Private Sector Participation in Low Cost Water Well Drilling”. The project was funded by DFID from July 1998 to June 2001, with additional funding partners (Government of Uganda, DANIDA, SIDA, UNICEF, Water Aid, and an anonymous donor) joining at various stages throughout this
three-year period.

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

En quête de solutions d'auto-approvisionnement en eau Des études de terrain aux interventions pilotes en Ouganda

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Author: CARTER, R. C.
Year of Publishing: 2006
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: WSP

Cette note présente les enseignements d?une étude portant sur différentes expériences d'amélioration de l'auto-approvisionnement en eau en Ouganda. Elle formule des recommandations quant aux meilleurs moyens pour les professionnels du secteur de collabore.

Investigating Options for Self-help Water Supply From field research to pilot interventions in Uganda

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Author: CARTER, R. C.
Year of Publishing: 2006
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: WSP

This field note outlines the findings of an investigation into experiences of self-help water supply improvements in Uganda. It makes recommendations on how water supply professionals can best engage with communities to achieve sustainable supplies.

The Uganda Self Supply Pilot Project 2006 - 2008

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Author: CARTER, R. C., MAGALA MPALANYI, J. and J. KIWANUKA
Year of Publishing: 2008
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

Following baseline research carried out in 2005, the self-supply pilot project was undertaken over a duration of about 16 months between late 2006 and early 2008. The pilot was supported in various ways and at various times by the Directorate of Water Development, the Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) of the World Bank, the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), and the international NGO WaterAid.

Self-help Initiatives to improve Water Supplies in Eastern and Central Uganda, with an emphasis on shallow groundwater A Case Study of the RWSN Self-Supply Flagship: FINAL REPORT

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Author: CARTER, R., MALANYI, J.M. & SSEBALU, J.
Year of Publishing: 2005
Publisher: RWSN, WSP, WaterAid
Institution:

This report describes a small study into rural water self-supply (locally initiated improvements to domestic water services), with an emphasis on shallow groundwater, in central and eastern Uganda, carried out in mid-2005.

Hand dug Shallow Wells SERIES OF MANUALS ON DRINKING WATER SUPPLY - VOLUME 5

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Author: COLLINS, S.
Year of Publishing: 2000
Publisher: Skat
Institution:

This Manual, Volume 5 in the SKAT series on Rural Water Supply, deals with the planning, construction, management, operation and maintenance of handdug wells for water supply to communities in the South. It is intended to be used by planners, engineers and technicians in the Water Sector, with the aim of facilitating the decision on the type of technology to use in a given situation and, where relevant, to outline the implementation of that technology.
It is hoped that the manual will also be useful to those involved in village liaison work, in giving an idea of the technical aspects related to improving village water supplies.

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