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Title: Exit strategies for resettlement populations
Authors: Batchelor, Simon
McKemey, K.
Scott, Nigel
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: BATCHELOR, S., MCKEMEY, K. and SCOTT, N., 1999. Exit strategies for resettlement populations. IN: Pickford, J. (ed). Integrated development for water supply and sanitation: Proceedings of the 25th WEDC International Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 August-2 September 1999, pp.72-74.
Abstract: Throughout the world welldrilling in drought prone areas creates unnatural settlements which have a high dependency on the water supply. A number of agencies in Africa have been working with displaced populations (through conflict or environmental factors) to restart communities in home areas or in new areas. These programmes have involved creating water points which are magnets for returnees. The communities become dependent on the new water supply and are vulnerable to its breakdown. This causes a challenge for creating sustainable maintenance systems. Handover of maintenance from the NGO to local government is often difficult and it is at this point that much of the gains of the agency can be undone. Agencies use a variety of participatory approaches, village level maintenance structures, standardised pumps to fit government recommendations, organisation of spares supply and training of local government teams. This paper presents the work of an interagency project funded by the British Government (DFID) which compares and contrasts recent variations on these approaches. The project is undertaking a thematic comparison of three case studies in Africa. This is for the practical objective of identifying common elements of a successful exit strategy for resettlement programmes that have introduced new water supplies.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/29493
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