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Title: Adapting the life-cycle costs approach for rural water supply in DRC through the DRC WASH Consortium
Authors: Jones, Stephen
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: JONES, S., 2015. Adapting the life-cycle costs approach for rural water supply in DRC through the DRC WASH consortium. 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: Investments in rural water infrastructure in DRC are generally made without good information on what financing and technical support is required in the long term for the infrastructure to provide a sustainable service to the users. Given the under-developed policies and local government structures for water supply, the responsibility for organising and financing long-term operation, maintenance, and minor and major repairs is left to the users by default, usually through community-based water management committees. The DRC WASH Consortium is trying to address this issue by adapting the life-cycle costs approach (LCCA) to permit informed investment decisions by local actors which are based on an analysis of long-term economic, technical/environmental and social/institutional feasibility. This paper explains how the Consortium has developed this approach so far, the lessons learned, and recommendations for other WASH sector actors implementing the life-cycle costs approach.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31201
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