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Title: Acceptability of urban water, sanitation, electricity and transport services
Authors: Smout, Ian K.
Esson, James
Kiunsi, R.
Ngouanet, C.
Oteng-Ababio, M.
Fisher, Julie
Yemmafouo, Aristide
Namangaya, A.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: SMOUT, I.K. ... et al, 2015. Acceptability of urban water, sanitation, electricity and transport services. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 - Improving access and sustainability: Proceedings of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 27-31 July 2015, 6pp.
Abstract: The quality and acceptability of services in a range of urban communities were investigated by the RurbanAfrica project. Research was undertaken through focus group discussions and interviews with individual residents in 30 settlements in six cities- Douala and Bafoussam in Cameroon, Accra and Sekondi- Takoradi in Ghana and Dar es Salaam and Arusha in Tanzania. Residents reported a multitude of challenges in meeting their needs for water, sanitation, electricity and transport. Overall, their highest priorities for improvement were urban transport and water supply, followed by sanitation. Electricity was the lowest priority overall, though it was still first or second priority in six of the 30 settlements. The lower priority for improving sanitation than water supply contrasts with reported coverage levels which are twice as high for water supply as for sanitation, suggesting that “coverage” by improved water supply does not imply an acceptable level of service.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21024
Appears in Collections:WEDC 38th International Conference
Conference Papers and Contributions (Geography and Environment)

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