Water Engineering and Development Centre
These guidelines are the result of two years collaborative research undertaken by WEDC with partners in Africa and South Asia. They demonstrate how water supply and sanitation projects in rural and peri-urban areas can be designed to meet user demand. The aim is to improve the use and sustainability of the services provided.
The guidelines consist of three books:
Book 1: Concept, Principles and Practice
Book 2: Additional Notes for Policy Makers and Planners
Book 3: Ensuring the Participation of the Poor
This book has been written for policy makers and planners responsible for water supply and sanitation in rural and peri-urban areas. Potential readers include government staff at national, state and local levels, senior managers in non-governmental organisations and the private sector, and donor staff and advisers.
This book supplements Book 1 of these guidelines. Readers should ensure they are familiar with the contents of Book 1 before reading this volume.