Scaling Up Multiple Use Water Services

Accountability in Public Water Sector Performance for Health and Wealth

Author: Barbara Van Koppen,Stef Smits,Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781853398292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

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Poor people in developing countries need water for many purposes: for drinking, bathing, irrigating vegetable gardens, and watering livestock. However, responsibility for water services is divided between different government agencies, the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and irrigation sub-sectors, with the result that people’s holistic needs are not met. Multiple use water services (MUS) is a participatory water services approach that takes account of poor people’s multiple water needs as a starting point of planning, and the approach has been implemented in at least 22 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Scaling up Multiple Use Water Services argues that by designing cost-effective multi-purpose infrastructure MUS can have a positive impact on people’s health and livelihoods. It analyses and explains the success factors of MUS, using a framework of accountability for public service delivery, and it also examines why there has been resistance against scaling up MUS. A stronger service delivery approach can overcome this resistance, by rewarding more livelihood outcomes, by fostering discretionary decision-making power of local-level staff and by allowing horizontal coordination.This book should be read by government and aid agency policy makers in the WASH and agriculture sectors, by development field workers, and by academics, researchers and students of international development.

Multiple-use water services to advance the millennium development goals

Author: van Koppen, Barbara, Moriarty, P., Boelee, Eline

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9290906278

Category: Drinking water

Page: 44

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This research report presents the findings of the first phase of the action-research project "Models for implementing multiple-use water supply systems for enhanced land and water productivity, rural livelihoods and gender equity." Multipleuse water services, or "mus" in short, is a participatory, integrated and poverty-reduction focused approach in poor rural and peri-urban areas, which takes people's multiple water needs as a starting point for providing integrated services, moving beyond the conventional sectoral barriers of the domestic and productive sectors.

Climbing the Water Ladder

Multiple-use Water Services for Poverty Reduction

Author: N.A

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9066870699

Category: Drinking water

Page: 215

View: 5783

In low- and middle-income countries, people need water for drinking, personal hygiene and other domestic use. But they also use it for livestock, horticulture, irrigation, fisheries, brickmaking, and other small-scale enterprises. Multiple-use water services (MUS) are best suited to meeting people's needs. However, most water services are designed only for domestic water or only for agriculture, and fail to reflect its real-life use.

The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy

Author: Ken Conca,Erika Weinthal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199335087

Category: Political Science

Page: 712

View: 7445

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online. For more information, please read the site FAQs.

Watershed moments

a photographic anthology celebrating 30 years of research for a water-secure world (1985–2015 and beyond)

Author: International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9290908394


Page: N.A

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Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Political Science

Page: 764

View: 4577

The 'Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook' provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and programs. It is serves as a tool for: guidance; showcasing key principles in integrating gender into projects; stimulating the imagination of practitioners to apply lessons learned, experiences, and innovations to the design of future support and investment in the agriculture sector. The Sourcebook draws on a wide range of experience from World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and other donor agencies, governments, institutions, and groups active in agricultural development. The Sourcebook looks at: access to and control of assets; access to markets, information and organization; and capacity to manage risk and vulnerability through a gender lens. There are 16 modules covering themes of cross-cutting importance for agriculture with strong gender dimensions (Policy, Public Administration and Governance; Agricultural Innovation and Education; Food Security; Markets; Rural Finance; Rural Infrastructure; Water; Land; Labor; Natural Resource Management; and Disaster and Post-Conflict Management) and specific subsectors in agriculture (Crops, Livestock, Forestry, and Fisheries). A separate module on Monitoring and Evaluation is included, responding to the need to track implementation and development impact. Each module contains three different sub-units: (1) A Module Overview gives a broad introduction to the topic and provides a summary of major development issues in the sector and rationale of looking at gender dimension; (2) Thematic Notes provide a brief and technically sound guide in gender integration in selected themes with lessons learned, guidelines, checklists, organizing principles, key questions, and key performance indicators; and (3) Innovative Activity Profiles describe the design and innovative features of recent and exciting projects and activities that have been implemented or are ongoing.

Conventional and Unconventional Approaches to Water Service Provision

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 9781583213551

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 526

This research project looked at a newly emerging paradigm of water utilities supplying two distinct product: premium water for drinking and bulk water for other uses. They examined numerous unconventional approaches: bottled water distribution, point-of-use (POU), point-of-entry IPOE) device installation, neighborhood-scale treatment, water reuse, and dual distribution systems. Numerous evaluation criteria were used while also investigating two approach options: one dealing with regulatory compliance issues and the other with supplemental services. Many research findings are presented with a global conclusion that unconventional approaches hold considerable promise, especially for small systems and localized portions of larger systems.

Sustainable groundwater resources in Africa

water supply and sanitation environment

Author: Yongxin Xu,Unesco

Publisher: CRC Pr I Llc

ISBN: 9780415876032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 1843

Empowering people, reducing poverty, improving livelihoods and promoting economic growth, while at the ensuring sustainable ecosystems, requires local, appropriate and widely replicable solutions. In the search for these, poor sanitation and poor water supply are major drivers in cycles of disease, poverty and powerlessness which avoid people in developing nations to escape poverty. Sustainable water supply is not only a matter of groundwater and sanitation-technical solutions, but as much implies tackling major issues concerning hydro-social and public health components. The African continent, has lagged behind other regions in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in water supply and sanitation, and continues to be a much neglected water resource. This volume disseminates investigations and pointers towards achieving sustainable groundwater supplies in challenging local community environments across the African continent. The first part presents the search integrated water, sanitation, hygiene delivery and best implementation practice. The second part, through a variety of case studies, illustrates the current status and pitfalls that hydrogeologists experience and highlights the relevant challenges that especially Sub-Saharan Africa still faces in this battle. The chapters present the current situation, best practices, challenges identified and directions developed by the authors in their advancement towards comprehensive solutions. For anyone involved with the development of water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

Multiple use schemes: Benefit to smallholders

Author: Pant, Dhruba,Gautam, K. R.,Shakya, S. D.,Adhikari, D. L.

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 929090643X

Category: Irrigation projects

Page: 40

View: 3741

Credit / Income / Households / Social aspects / Water users / Farmer participation / Participatory management / Land ownership / Women / Cereals / Vegetables / Sprinkler irrigation / Drip irrigation / Irrigation water / Drinking water / Domestic water / Water supply / Irrigation programs

Annual Report

Author: International Water Management Institute

Publisher: N.A


Category: Water quality management

Page: N.A

View: 7366

Demokratische Sozialpolitik

zur Radikalisierung des Demokratieprinzips

Author: Hans P. Widmaier

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161471803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 4136

English Summary: Democratic social policy is presently being confronted with the authoritarian methods of social policy which evolved in 19th century Western Europe. In this context, the author develops the theory that the relevant social question of today is actually the question of democracy. Against the neoclassical theory of political institutions, Widmaier gives a philosophical and theoretical framework for developing a dialogue. Democracy is seen as a way of life, as a not yet completed project and as a process of discovery in dialogue. For Widmaier, self-organization can be used as a means of learning democratic behaviour. The model drawn up by the author also demonstrates the development of social needs as well as alternatives to a bureaucratic government of social policy. German Description: Hans Peter Widmaier erortert die Demokratie als Lebensform und als Regierungsform, die auf einer Basis des Dialogs beruht. Wie kann das Volk durch eine demokratische Sozialpolitik wieder an Souveranitat gewinnen? Als Antwort entwickelt er ein Modell des Dialogs, das im Gegensatz zu den zahlreichen 'Okonomiken' auf einer positiven Anthropologie und der Integration theoriegeschichtlicher Elemente der Demokratietheorie basiert. Hierzu skizziert er die abendlandische Sonderentwicklung und stellt folgende Deutungen Max Webers gegenuber: einmal die Zweckrationalitat und das 'Teufel-Beelzebub-Dilemma' sowie zum anderen die Determinanten des selektiven Musters gesellschaftlicher Rationalisierung. Hans Peter Widmaier erklart die soziale Frage als zentrales Thema der Demokratie in der Gegenwart. Kritisch setzt er sich mit der Burokratisierung sozialer Prozesse, ihrer historischen Entwicklung, Verrechtlichung und Okonomisierung auseinander. Er analysiert die Neue Politische Okonomie und erortert, ob es Wege aus dem burokratischen 'Gehause der Horigkeit' gibt und sich durch Selbstorganisation Gegenkrafte entfalten konnen. Gemeinschaftshandeln ohne Herrschaftsausubung wird an verschiedenen Logik-Modellen dargestellt. Im Kapitel zur demokratischen Sozialpolitik stellt Hans Peter Widmaier zwei Paradigmen einander gegenuber und formuliert die dialogische Sozialpolitik als Prufstein der Demokratie. Im Rahmen der extensiven und intensiven Radikalisierung des Demokratieprinzips versteht er Demokratie als offenes Projekt und vertritt die These, dass in heutiger Zeit mehr Demokratie gewagt werden muss.

Formal water rights in rural Tanzania: Deepening the dichotomy?

Author: Barbara van Koppen,Charles S. Sokile,Nuhu Hatibu,Bruce A. Lankford, Henry Mahoo ,Pius Z. Yanda

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9290905565

Category: Water rights

Page: 26

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This paper concludes by suggesting easy adaptations in the current water rights system that would accommodate both groups of water users, improve cost-recovery for government services, mitigate water conflicts and alleviate rural poverty.

Africa's water crisis and the U.S. response

hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 16, 2007

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 48

View: 1462

Water and the Future of Humanity

Revisiting Water Security

Author: Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319014579

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 7330

This unique, engaging, and highly authoritative volume enlightens readers on changes needed in the way society accesses, provides, and uses water. It further shines a light on changes needed in the way we use food, energy, and other goods and services in relation to water, and offers projections and recommendations, up to 2050, that apply to water access challenges facing the poor and the common misuse of water in industry, agriculture, and municipalities. Written by an unparalleled slate of experts convened by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the book takes on one of the most critical issues on the planet today. In a frank yet optimistic assessment of major developmental challenges, but also opportunities, facing future generations, the author elucidates linkages between water and a range of other drivers from various disciplinary and stakeholder perspectives. Ultimately portraying the belief that Humanity can harness its visionary abilities, technologies, and economic resources for increased wellbeing and sound stewardship of resources, the book presents an optimistic statement stressing actions scientists, policy makers, and consumers can and must take to meet the water management challenges of a warming planet anticipating nine billion inhabitants by 2050. Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity: Benedito Braga, Pres. World Water Council & Prof. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of São Paulo, Brazil; Colin Chatres, Director General of the International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka; William J. Cosgrove, Pres. of Ecoconsult Inc. & Senior Adviser for the UN World Water Development Report, Canada; Luis Veiga da Cunha, Prof. Environmental Science and Engineering, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Peter Gleick, Pres. of the Pacific Institute, USA; Pavel Kabat, Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria; and Prof. & Chair, Earth Systems Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Mohamed Ait Kadi, President of the General Council of Agricultural Development, Morocco; Daniel P. Loucks, Prof. of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univ. USA; Jan Lundqvist, Senior Scientific Advisor, Stockholm International Water Institute, Sweden; Sunita Narain, Director, Center for Science & Environment, New Delhi, India; Jun Xia, Pres., International Water Resources Association, Chair Prof. & Dean, The Research Institute for Water Security (RIWS), Wuhan University, China.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Water resources development

Page: N.A

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Messen mit dem Digitalmessschieber (Unterweisung Feinwerkmechaniker / -in)

Author: Matthias Neeb

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640417577

Category: House & Home

Page: 21

View: 7811

Unterweisung / Unterweisungsentwurf aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich AdA Handwerk / Produktion / Gewerbe - Mechanische Berufe, Metall und Kunststoff, Note: 2, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die gute Handhabung mit den Messinstrumenten ist eine sehr weitreichende Fertigkeit, die von jedem/jeder Industriemechaniker/in beherrscht werden muss. Das Messen ist eine Grundvoraussetzung in diesem Beruf um die auszuführenden Arbeiten korrekt ausführen zu können, damit alle Maße und Toleranzen eingehalten werden. Dies fängt an von arbeiten mit der Feile bis zum Drehen, Fräsen und Fügen. Durch exaktes und genaues Messen wird eine höhere Qualität erreicht, was sich im Endprodukt wieder spiegelt.

Perspectives on Ecological Integrity

Author: L. Westra,J. Lemons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401104514

Category: Nature

Page: 279

View: 6250

Concepts of ecological integrity have recently been proposed to facilitate enhanced protection of biological and ecological resources against the threat of human activities. The promotion of ecological integrity as a basis for public policy and decision making stems from scientists and others concerned about the threats of human activities to ecosystems and species, and from philosophers attempting to derive a more suitable ethic to guide the relationships between humans and the non-human environment. Although ecological integrity has been proposed as a norm for public policy and decision making, the concept is relatively new and therefore the underlying scientific and philosophical rationales have not been fully developed. This book offers a number of perspectives to stimulate and inform future discussion on the importance and consequences of ecological integrity for science, morality and public policy. Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or working in the private consultancy sector. Also suitable as an upper-level reference text.