The Impact and Sustainability of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes in Developing Countries

@article{Carter1999TheIA,
  title={The Impact and Sustainability of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes in Developing Countries},
  author={Richard C. Carter and Sean Tyrrel and Peter Howsam},
  journal={Water and Environment Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={13}
}
Sound strategies for community water supply and sanitation programmes in developing countries should be based on (i) a clear understanding of the existing problems, (ii) the beneficial impacts achievable, and (iii) the factors which determine sustainability. The impacts of many water and sanitation programmes are limited, and many systems break down and are abandoned prematurely; only limited impacts are achievable in the short term without greatly increased investment. Sustainability, in the… 

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