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Water and Sanitation

Appropriate technologies that meet the demands for domestic water supplies and for wider productive are particularly important to people living in poorer communities. Low cost sanitation approaches are also important to these communities to improve health and wellbeing of people.

Topics

Rainwater Harvesting

Water can be collected from the ground or from roofs and can be used in irrigation or domestic use.

Sanitation

Looking at types of toilet from the basic pit latrine to more sophisticated approaches.

Water Pumping and Lifting

This section includes wells, boreholes, handpumps, and renewable energy powered pumps.

Water Quality and Treatment

Small-scale approaches to water treatment can help people who don’t have access to mains water supplies.

Wells, Tubewells and Drilling

A critical element to water supply, wells and tubewells can provide water in areas where there is little rain.

General Resources

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Assuring Quality: An Approach to Building Long Lasting Infrastructure in West Africa

  • fact sheet
  • English

This document aims to serve as a guideline and to measure the achievement in reaching infrastructure quality to...

Global Water Initiative - GWI , Published by Practical Action on 12/19/13

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Communautés au suivi des travaux de réalisation d’un mini réseau d’approvisionnement en eau

  • fact sheet
  • French

Ce guide d’utilisation vise à fournir aux communautés les informations les plus utiles : les différentes étapes pour...

The Global Water Initiative - GWI - West Africa, Published by Practical Action on 01/08/14

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Community Monitoring During the Construction of a Gravity-fed, Solar Powered Water Supply: A Training Guideline

  • fact sheet
  • English

This training guide aims at providing the communities with the most essential practical information on: the various...

Global Water Initiative - GWI, Published by Practical Action on 12/19/13

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Contracting for water point construction: Provisional and final acceptance forms

  • guides and manuals

This manual lists the provisional and final acceptance forms for Water point construction.

The Global Water Initiative - GWI , Published by Practical Action on 01/09/14

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Contractualisation de la réalisation des points d’eau -

  • fact sheet
  • French

Ce manuel liste les formulaires d'acceptation provisoires et définitifs nécessaires à la construction d'un point d'eau.

The Global Water Initiative - GWI , Published by Practical Action on 01/08/14

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Démarche qualité pour la réalisation d’infrastructures durables en Afrique de l’Ouest

  • fact sheet
  • French

Ce document vise à servir de fil conducteur et d'évaluer le niveau de qualité de l'infrastructure obtenu pour...

The Global Water Initiative - GWI , Published by Practical Action on 01/09/14

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Faire le bon choix: un comparatif des technologies d’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural

  • guides and manuals
  • French

Ce guide est destiné aux personnes projetant le développement d'un système rural d'approvisionnement en eau basique....

The Global Water Initiative - GWI , Published by Practical Action on 01/09/14

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Making the right choice: comparing your rural water technology options

  • guides and manuals
  • English

This guide is intended for those planning the development of basic rural water supply systems. The Guide seeks to...

The Global Water Initiative - GWI , Published by Practical Action on 01/09/14

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Additional Resources

KnowledgePoint
A Question and Answer Forum for shared knowledge in Humanitarian Development with a focus on WASH. Memebers include; WaterAid, REDR, IRC, EngineeringAid and Practical Action. 

Waterlines
Practical Action Publishing produce Waterlines - the international journal of water, sanitation and waste. Waterlines is a refereed journal providing a forum for those involved in extending water supply, sanitation, hygiene and waste management to all in developing countries.

 

 

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