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|Title: ||Building sustainability through water company and community linkages|
|Authors: ||Bridger, Geoff|
Hao, Le T.
Nhan, Nguyen T.
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Publisher: ||© WEDC, Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||BRIDGER, G. ... et al, 2004. Building sustainability through water company and community linkages. IN: Godfrey, S. (ed). People-centred approaches to water and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 30th WEDC International Conference, Vientiane, Laos, 25-29 October 2004, pp. 237-240.|
|Abstract: ||The Three Delta Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project is a joint venture between the governments of Vietnam and
Australia to improve the welfare and living conditions for residents in the Mekong Delta towns of Bac Lieu, Ha Tien and
Sa Dec. The project’s major focus is the development of urban environmental infrastructure, and also includes significant
components of institutional strengthening and community development. A key implementation strategy for building the
long term sustainability of the new infrastructure is to promote and strengthen linkages between the water and sanitation
companies responsible for the infrastructure, and the communities they serve. Major challenges have been a lack of
understanding by the companies as to the value of the community programs, and a significant lack of capacity at the town
and community levels for initiating the various community programs. Now 2½ years into this 6 year project, the strategy
is beginning to show results.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Appears in Collections:||WEDC 30th International Conference|
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