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Integrity in Water Supply Service Delivery in the Public Sector in Machakos County

The principal aim of this survey is to attempt to ascertain the extent of corruption in service delivery in the public water sector in Machakos County. It also aims to determine how citizens understand and perceive it and how actual “users” of the …

Is Reliable Water Access the Solution to Undernutrition? A Review of the Potential of Irrigation to Solve Nutrition and Gender Gaps in Africa South of the Sahara

"Interventions aimed at increasing water availability for livelihood and domestic activities have great potential to improve various determinants of undernutrition, such as the quantity and diversity of foods consumed within the household, income ge…

Accountability and Performance of Government Agencies in the Delivery of Water, Education and Road Services in Nigeria

"Public service delivery in Nigeria is bedevilled with governance crisis especially in the education, water and road sectors in spite of alternative channels being developed to deliver services for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal…

Parched Prospects II - A Revised Long-Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast for South Africa

With water withdrawals currently exceeding reliable supply, it is presumed that South Africa is over exploiting its water resources at the national level. Using the International Futures forecasting system, this paper forecasts that withdrawals in a…

Lack of Safe Water, Sanitation Spurs Growing Dissatisfaction with Government Performance

"If water is fundamental to life and human dignity, no issue is more pressing for 663 million people for whom access is still lacking (United Nations, 2015). As World Water Day (March 22) reminds us, safe and readily available water is a human right…

Ecological Sanitation as a Water and Environmental Conservation Technology Option: The Case of Slum Communities in Kampala

"This study explores Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) as a Water and Environmental Conservation Technology (WECT) for slum communities in Kampala, Uganda. Information presented in this paper results from a research carried out in five slums of Kampala…

Small Scale Rainwater Harvesting for Combating Water Deprivation at Orphan Care Centres in Peri-Urban Areas of Lilongwe, Malawi

In urban areas of Malawi, like elsewhere in Africa, uncoordinated rapid urbanization has resulted in profuse informal settlements. These are marginal areas of urban development that are often not provided with adequate water and sanitation amenities…

Assessment of Community Water and Sanitation in Ghana

The appreciation of the value of water for the sustenance of life began decades ago, even though in recent years that appreciation has shown a marked increase. However, the diversity of conceptualizations of water is at the heart of the debate on th…

Survey of Indigenous Water Management and Coping Mechanisms in Africa: Implications for Knowledge and Technology Policy

"Despite the impressive water resource endowments, Africa lags behind other continents in per caput access to safe water, volume of irrigation water, and food security and tops the league of poor countries. Some of the answers to this lamentable si…

Imbalance in Water Allocation Stability and Collaboration within the Nile Basin

The Nile Basin is 3.35 million sq. kms. The principal occupation of the people in the Nile Basin isagriculture. Pastoralism is a supplementary activity for both upper and lower basin countries. The upper riparians, namely, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, T…

Indigenous Rain Water Harvesting Practices for Climate Adaptation in Food Security in Dry Areas: The Case of Bahi District

This study documents techniques used by communities to improve indigenous rain water harvesting in the villages of Mpalanga and Chipanga A. Through questionnaires, focus group discussions and interviews, data on community’s willingness to accept and…

Governance and Public Service Delivery: The Case of Water Supply and Road Services Delivery in Addis Ababa and Hawasa Cities, Ehtiopia

"The objectives of the study were to: i) explore the governance and delivery of public services in water and roads services in Addis Ababa and Hawassa; ii) assess the capacities of water supply and roads agencies to effectively deliver services; iii…

Climate, Land, Energy and Water Strategies in the City of Cape Town

The climate change, land-use, energy and water strategies (CLEWS) framework was adopted in this study to look at the energy implications of expanding the City of Cape Town’s current water supply to meet future water demand, using a range of demand s…

Energy and Water Supply in the Development of the Niger Delta Region : Policy Issues

Energy programmes and poverty alleviation is less well articulated in the development literature, while the link between power supply and economic development remains indisputable. This has led to the apparent neglect of the needs of the poor in mo…

Évaluation Économique Ex-Post des Barrages de Niandouba et Confluent au Senegal / Retrospective Economic Evaluation of the Niandouba and Confluent Dams in Senegal

The people of the Sahel progress in terms of agro-climatic and economic vulnerability while the investment in water control is limited. The irrigation potential to mitigate this vulnerability is behind the renewed interest of States and development…

South Africa's Drought Preparedness in the Water Sector: Too Little Too Late

"South Africa experiences droughts on a regular basis, often associated with significant negative impacts on society and the economy. Droughts can be forecast, and South African climate scientists have been developing computer-generated models to …

L’Accès des Ménages Pauvres à l’eau Potable dans les Banlieues de Dakar / Poor Households' Access to Safe Drinking Water In the Suburbs of Dakar

This paper is part of the research on understanding the interactions between MDGs and focuses on the objective of access to and availability of drinking water. The underlying conceptual framework is based on four interrelated propositions that will …

Interactions entre l’Accès à l’eau Potable et les autres Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement: une Analyse à partir de Données sur les Banlieues de Dakar

This title is also available in English : [Interactions between Access to Drinking Water and Other Millennium Development Goals: An Analysis Based on Data on the Suburbs of Dakar.] This paper is part of the research cluster on understanding interact…

Building the future Infrastructure in Nigeria until 2040

This report first compares access levels to basic physical infrastructure in Nigeria with those in relevant income peers in Africa and globally, and analyses how these are likely to evolve to 2040 along the current development trajectory (referred t…

Cost Effectiveness and Benefit Cost Analysis of Some Water Interventions in Bauchi State in Nigeria

A Cost-Effectiveness analysis of water interventions in Bauchi state, Nigeria, is presented in this report, with particular emphasis on pipeline and borehole (Hand pump) water supply schemes. Using the measures adapted from Whittington et al (2008),…

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