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Handpump Standardisation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Seeking a Champion RWSN Publication 2015-1

Handpump standardisation is the formal or informal mechanism that governs the varieties of community handpumps used within a particular country. In a handful of countries this also includes stand-ard handpump designs. With over a million handpumps in sub-Saharan Africa and new installations every day, handpump standardisation is still vital for the policy and practices of governments and implementing organisations. While rural water practitioners are polarised about the future of formal standardisation, the extent of informal standardisation is of significant importance to the sustain-ability of handpumps across the continent. Of the thirty-five countries in sub-Saharan using handpumps, formal standardisation has emerged in fifteen through regulations (nine countries), and endorsements (six countries). However in the remaining countries, informal standardisation determines what handpumps are installed where, either through recommendations (fourteen countries), or de facto standardisation (six countries). | »

Guide N°1 Forage équipé de Pompe à Motricité Humaine (FPM) Guide d’élaboration du Plan de Gestion de la Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Eau (PGSSE)

La Stratégie Nationale de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Eau de Consommation, adoptée en 2012 impose aux producteurs-distributeurs d’eau destinée à la consommation humaine de se doter d’un Plan de Gestion de la Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Eau (PGSSE) ; d’effectuer régulièrement des inspections sanitaires des installations d’approvisionnement en eau potable et d’effectuer régulièrement des contrôles de la qualité de l’eau distribuée à la population.

Quel est l’objectif du PGSSE ?
Le PGSSE est un document qui comporte l’ensemble des mesures préventives et correctives permettant de réduire les risques de détérioration de la qualité de l’eau identifiés entre la zone de captage et le point de distribution de l’eau au consommateur, en passant par les unités de traitement, les points de stockage de l’eau traitée et le réseau de distribution. L’objectif de la démarche est de garantir en permanence la sécurité sanitaire de l’eau de boisson distribuée et ainsi de préserver la santé des populations. | »

UPGro abstracts from 41st IAH Congress, Sep 2014

The abstracts below were submitted and presented at the 41st Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists in Marrakech (15-19 Sep). They draw on work funded through the UPGro programme.

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 2009 Scaling Up Rural Water Supply Service in Benin: A Programmatic Approach and Budget Support

People in rural areas of Benin have a greatly increased access to safe drinking water, thanks to government vision, donor support, and the investment and advisory assistance of the World Bank. In 2000, the government of Benin began preparing the ministries of key sectors for a shift from a project approach to a programmatic approach with enhanced budget support. The World Bank, through Budget Support Operations1 and other donors, has supported Benin’s reforms in budget preparation and management and in implementation of the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. The Ministry of Rural Water Supply was part of this move, and Benin is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target for its rural drinking-water supply. The SmartLessons below share how the World Bank contributed to Benin’s remarkable progress in this sector, and what we learned along the way.

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

Regulating and Monitoring the Technical & Financial Performance of Small Systems/Suivi technique & financier et régulation Understanding, implementing and applying monitoring mechanisms to improve the quality and support the regulation of water services

Afin d’améliorer la qualité et la durabilité des services d’eau, des mécanismes de suivi ont été testés, produisant pour certains des résultats très positifs. Aujourd’hui il existe une diversité d’expériences de suivi des services d’eau dans plusieurs pays.

With a view to improving the quality and sustainability of water services, a number of monitoring mechanisms have been piloted, some of which have produced highly positive results. Today, there is a wide range of monitoring experience to be found in several countries.

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