Management for sustainability

Management for sustainability: practical lessons from three studies on the management of rural water supply schemes was the rather unwieldy title for a paper summarising three studies on the same topic for WaterAid Tanzania. It was published in June 2009, alongside a rather more accessible and catchy briefing paper: Addressing the Sustainability Crisis.

I edited the longer paper and wrote the shorter.

The findings and conclusions of the studies are rather convoluted and dry, but this is the best source for a nice statistic I have used a lot: that only 54% of public improved waterpoints in rural Tanzania are functional.