Water Source Protection Exploring ways to incentivise citizens and organisations to manage shared water resources in a fair, equitable way.
Author: FUREY S. G.
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: Skat Foundation
What is a Water Source Protection Plan?
A Water Source Protection Plan can be an extension of Water Safety Planning. The plan is an agreed statement between stakeholders that establishes objectives, actions, responsibilities and funding. However, it should go beyond the needs of the water infrastructure and actively look for win-win opportunities:
Important to sensitise land and water users in catchments to the impacts of their actions on others; aligning their self-interests with the wider collective interest is vital for avoiding conflict and protecting the rights of poorest, and the quality of the natural environment.
Bottom-up planning is essential where conventional permitting, monitoring and enforcement is ineffective or under-resourced.
More evidence is needed to show how effective locally-focused water source protection and resource management are when scaled up beyond resource-intensive pilot projects.
What’s Working, Where, and for How Long A 2016 Water Point Update to the RWSN (2009) statistics
Author: Banks, B. & S. G. Furey
Year of Publishing: 2016
• An average of 78% of water points are functional across the 11 countries analyzed.
• The high failure rates early after installation are troubling: almost 15% after one year and 25% of water points are non-functional by their fourth year after installation. This indicates widespread problems with poor quality water point installation, due to a range of problems that may include professionalism and skills around contracts, construction and supervision; borehole siting; lack of quality control of hardware; or lack of post-construction monitoring and problem resolution.
• Handpumps are often singled out as technology that fails, but analysis of other water point types show similar functionality levels, and that tens of thousands of handpumps are providing a service
This poster was peer-reviewed and presented at the 7th RWSN Forum in Abidjan, Cote'Ivoire 2016.
It replaces "Handpump Data 2009 Selected Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa" (2009)