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Designing water supply and sanitation projects to meet demand in rural and peri-urban communities - Book 1: Concept, principles and practice

Author(s): Deverill, Paul  |  Bibby, Simon  |  Wedgwood, Alison  |  Smout, Ian

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2002

Collection(s): Water and sanitation - Designing to meet demand  |  WEDC Bookshop

Price: £24.95
ISBN: 9781843800064


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

Concepts, Principles and Practice is intended for practitioners - engineers, social facilitators, financial specialists and managers - implementing water supply and sanitation projects in rural and peri-urban areas. This book is divided into two parts. The concept of demand is introduced in Part I, explaining what demand is and how it can be used to guide project design. Part II shows how the concept and principles described in Part I can be translated into practice, ensuring that vulnerable groups are included in the process.

Community planning  |  Demand Responsive Approach (DRA)  |  Project cycle  |  Service levels