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Rural household water: crucial and insignificant
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
1996 (English)In: IRDCurrents, no 12, 29-33 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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The amount of water that rural households require is insignificant in a water resources perspective. Yet its quality and availability is crucial to human well-being. In Sukumaland, Tanzania, in a number of villages, more water sources have been developed over the years, water quality maintained, and sources have been used more intensively to compensate for increasing population. With intensification of use maintenance problems may surge. Experience shows, however, that people have the ability to manage their water sources. A new division of tasks and responsibilities between different stakeholders in the community may be required. Intervention projects, usually involving the global community, should be avoided as they deprive men in communities with an abundance of labour from performing tasks which could be part of local craftmanship and pride.

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1996. no 12, 29-33 p.
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Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54652OAI: diva2:306495
Available from: 2010-03-30 Created: 2010-03-30 Last updated: 2010-04-12

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