In July 2016 RWSN launched formal e-discussion on its Dgroup platform on Groundwater Regulation. Contributions revealed that several countries have developed regulations for groundwater abstractions while some are moving towards enacting regulations for groundwater protection. | »
The Guidelines on Swajal provide details of the scheme, implementation arrangements, financing provisions and roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in its implementation.
Also below are related Government of India guidelines on rural water programme design,
They are shared here as an examples of national government guidance | »
This study responds to calls within GIZ to extend its considerable expertise in pro-poor regulation, which to date has largely centred on improving access to water services in urban low-income areas. Rights-based global commitments to addressing the persistent access gap between urban and rural areas have prompted a fresh look at the potential role of regulation. Guided by a review of the literature and expert insights, this study examines eight country case studies to explore the question of regulatory oversight for rural water supply services in the context of widely pledged universal service aspirations. Regulation is deliberately interpreted as a set of functions and competencies and a dynamic process involving providers and consumers as active participants. | »
Private demand emerges for an affordable and reliable pump.
Ten years ago, the Afridev handpump was relatively unknown outside of Africa. Today it is manufactured in three out of the four provinces of Pakistan and more than 80,000 locally manufactured Afridev handpumps have been installed in the region. This case study examines how this transformation occurred, and the effectiveness of the current supply chain for Afridev handpumps and spare parts in Pakistan. In particular, it focuses on the increasing importance of the private sector in a market that has been dominated by External Support Agencies (ESAs) and the local government. | »