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|Title: ||Review of decision tools and trends for water and sanitation development projects|
|Authors: ||Barnes, Rebecca|
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Publisher: ||© WEDC, Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||BARNES, R. and ASHBOLT, N., 2006. Review of decision tools and trends for water and sanitation development Projects. IN: Fisher, J. (ed). Sustainable development of water resources, water supply and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-17 November 2006, pp. 187-194.|
|Abstract: ||Premature failure or abandonment of water and sanitation development interventions is a common phenomenon and one
which is preventing potential benefits from being fully realised. An examination of common failure mechanisms reveals
that most could have been prevented by the consideration of human health, environmental, economic, social and technical
criteria during the initial decision-making process. Many tools have been proposed to support identification of a ‘most
sustainable option’. However, they have not been, and often cannot be, adopted by development agencies. Strategies
for improved planning need to incorporate the five criteria above in a manner practical in a developing region context.
This is not a simple task. The relationships between technology choice and human health need to be better understood.
Development agencies must also realise that the extra cost in time and effort of such planning is a small price to pay for
projects which bring sustained benefit.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Appears in Collections:||WEDC 32nd International Conference|
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