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/ Reports/proceedings / English


This page contains reports produced under WACREP by GWP SAS Regional Office and its Country Officers.
/ Case studies / English

Lao PDR: Unsung progress in rural sanitation: Building the foundations (#465)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) faces considerable challenges in the delivery of sustainable and equitable access to sanitation in rural areas. Small steps have been taken towards increasing national ownership of and political commitment to sanitation in Lao PDR. As a lesson learnt; there is no one blueprint for progress in sanitation delivery. Services can be delivered in different ways– e.g. household investment or direct programmatic efforts.

/ Perspectives papers / English

Coordinating Land and Water Governance

New geopolitics of land and water call for a more strategic, governance-level response in which land and water are reconnected, and the political dimension of how they are allocated and used are fully recognised. This is a Perspectives Paper, meant to incite a discussion on important issues related to water and development.
/ Case studies / English

Transboundary: Mobilising grassroots engagement and facilitating high-level dialogue for transboundary water management in the Mekong River Basin (#449)

The Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia, beginning its 4,200 km journey in the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau, passing six countries and reaching the South China Sea. Policy reforms to adopt integrated water resources management had been initiated and water related laws had been developed. However, there were still major gaps in the supporting knowledge and information. IUCN and its program Water &Nature Initiative (WANI) supported to scale up so called Tai Baan research (villagers’ research) that enabled local communities to represent their own social reality and through media and public forum, this knowledge can be mainstreamed into water management research and implementation.

/ Case studies / English

Ukraine: Sustainable Rural Development; Demonstrating solutions for water supply, sanitation and agriculture (#361)

In Ukraine, reforms in the sector of water supply and sanitation have focused on centralising water supply and sanitation. Efforts have been made to decentralise water management, delegate to local authorities as well as increase supply in rural areas. This has been done through awareness campaigns, capacity building and innovative techniques of wastewater reuse. The key lesson learnt from this case is that IWRM principles need to be considered when planning for water infrastructure. 

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India: Social Contract Formulas in Rural Areas; The India Naandi Foundation Water Treatment Plants (#407)

Providing safe drinking water to poor families is a critical development issue of India. To address the common outbreaks of water borne diseases, the Naandi foundation together with Water Health India initiated the pilot rural Community Safe Water Scheme that combines cost-effective water purification technology with community-driven and performance-based approach. This case illustrates that with awareness raising campaigns, rural households are willing to pay for clean drinking water.