Gateway to managing your resources and events

Water Engineering and Development Centre

Resource details

Participatory planning for integrated rural water supply and sanitation programmes: Guidelines and manual - 3rd edition (3rd edn)

Author(s): Ockelford, Jeremy  |  Reed, Bob

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2006

Collection(s): Water and sanitation resources  |  WEDC Bookshop

Price: £29.95
ISBN: 9781843800989


The Guidelines and supporting Manual on CD are to help planners and managers in national governments to develop their own rural water supply and sanitation programmes. They can also be used by consultants, and NGOs could adapt them for their programmes.

The Guidelines have been developed to help planners and managers to meet two challenges in rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS):

  • how to integrate the different components of RWSS – water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion, and now, water resource management (in relation to domestic water supply and sanitation), together with the institutional arrangements to provide the services.
  • to enable all the stakeholders to participate in the planning process – women and men in the villages and communities to be served; field staff of implementing and facilitating agencies; the various technical and management staff at district, provincial and central levels; and other organisations including NGOs and the private sector.

The Guidelines and supporting Manual on CD provide a participatory process and methods to enable the user to address both these challenges. The process and methods can be applied in most contexts - they are intended to help the user to develop their own solutions to their own issues and problems.

This new edition also contains copies of all the tables and forms in an editable format, so that users may expand and adapt them to meet specific needs. The editable copies may be accessed by clicking the cursor on the title of the table or form within the relevant pdf file. A working copy will automatically open in a separate window.

The Guidelines and Manual on CD can only be purchased together. They are not available as individual items.

Community participation  |  Data processing  |  Information gathering  |  Manuals  |  Performance indicators  |  Planning  |  Policies  |  Programmes  |  Rural supply systems  |  Surveys  |  Workshops