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Acceso a servicios de agua y saneamiento en áreas rurales dispersas: Camino a la universalización Access to Water and Sanitation Services in Dispersed Rural Settlements: The Path to Universalization

Este reporte presenta los principales logros y aprendizajes que son resultado del diseño e implementación de cuatro proyectos piloto en acceso a servicios de agua potable y saneamiento en áreas rurales dispersas de Colombia, Honduras, México y Perú.

This report presents the main achievements and lessons that are the result of the design and implementation of four pilot projects in access to drinking water and sanitation services in dispersed rural areas of Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Peru. | »

The 2019 RWSN directory of rural water supply services, tariffs, management models and lifecycle costs 2019 Edition [ENGLISH]

The rural water supply sector is undergoing a period of change. In response to the challenges of achieving universal access to safe, affordable drinking water and sustaining those services, there has been increasing innovation in different types of rural water service models.

This Directory is intended to show the growing range of management options. Some are novel interventions that are still being piloted, others have been established for a decade or more.

Also includes: Handpump Statistics 2019 (from WPDx data from Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia-Pacific)

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NEW: this Directory is currently being updated. Please refer to the information below to contribute. | »

Solar pumping for rural water supply: life-cycle costs from eight countries 40th WEDC International Conference

Although interest in solar water pumping has been steadily growing, misconceptions persist about the applicability and cost-effectiveness of such systems in remote settings. The primary barrier to wide scale adoption of solar water pumping is that policy makers and practitioners at the local, national and international levels lack valid and transparent information on performance in a broad range of contexts and of the full life-cycle costs. In an attempt to fill this information gap, this paper presents upfront and recurring costs from 85 rural solar water pumping schemes of various sizes that have been designed, constructed and supported by Water Mission in eight countries. The average life-cycle costs associated with the reviewed schemes were within and on the lower end of IRC WASHCost benchmark ranges for both piped water schemes and boreholes fitted with handpumps. These findings indicate solar pumping is a viable and cost-effective intervention for rural water supply. | »

Re-imagine Reporting

An overview presentation of Water for People's Really Simple Reporting system for tracking WASH progress | »

Institutionalizing monitoring of rural water services in Latin America Lessons from El Salvador, Honduras and Paraguay

In the last two years, various countries in Latin America have begun monitoring rural water supply service delivery, largely driven by two objectives: 1) to establish rural water inventories for investment planning, and 2) to better target post-construction support. For such monitoring systems not to face sustainability challenges, clear insti- tutional and nancial arrangements must be established. The International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AE- CID) have been supporting the design and implementation of such monitoring systems in El Salvador, Honduras and Paraguay. In coordination with local sector agencies, a methodology to de ne an institutional framework for monitoring was developed and tested. This paper provides an overview of the approach, including examples and cost estimates from the three countries. | »

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