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Title: A market-based approach to scale up sustainable rural water supply: experiences from Tanzania
Authors: Maltha, Annemarieke
Veldman, Reinier
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: MALTHA, A. and VELDMAN, R., 2016. A market-based approach to scale up sustainable rural water supply: experiences from Tanzania. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all: Proceedings of the 39th WEDC International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana, 11-15 July 2016, Briefing paper 2439, 6pp.
Abstract: In order to reach universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking Water for All (SDG 6), SMARTechs such as Manual well drilling and Rope pumps may be a good option to scale up rural water supply and reach also the small and remote communities. A recent study looked at ways to scale up the use of these technologies in Tanzania. Trained local entrepreneurs sell the product for Self-supply (private use) and communal use. For efficient scale-up, they need to be supported in all aspects of the supply chain to reach the maximum number of households and to establish a national distribution network. The best way to create demand for Self-supply is bottom-up: by means of good-working examples and close relationships, clearly showing the socio-economic advantages for the user. First results show that SMARTechs are sustainable: production by local entrepreneurs, high functionalities due to ownership and low maintenance costs.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31349
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