Productive uses of water
Access to water of sufficient quality and quantity plays a critical role in the livelihoods of poor men and women, where water is a key input in a range of both domestic and (small-scale) productive uses at the household level.
This book shows how multiple-use water services (MUS) are best suited to meeting people’s diverse water needs.
This handbook has been written to assist NGO and government staff responsible for implementing domestic roofwater harvesting systems or programmes. It is also meant to serve as a source of material for rainwater harvesting associations preparing national design guidelines in local languages. Finally, it could be used by individual householders or masons literate in English to design single roofwater harvesting systems.
Linking Water Supply and Poverty Alleviation: The impact of women's productive use of water and time on household economy and gender relations in Banaskantha District, Gujarat, India
The conventional objectives of domestic water supply projects are improved welfare and public health. However, having more water close to the home also has the potential to deliver significant economic benefits.
This website is targeted at water sector professionals who are actively engaged in the implementation of ‘Integrated Water Resources Management’ (IWRM). The main focus is on local opportunities and actions to secure and build upon the universal needs of people for household water supplies.
The Productive Use of Domestic Water Supplies: How water supplies can play a wider role in livelihood improvement and poverty reduction
This document looks at the broader range of uses which people allocate to their water supplies. It looks in particular at productive activities and micro-enterprises within households in villages, towns and cities in developing countries.
Ce Cahier Thématique (TOP en anglais : Thematic Overview Paper) s’intéresse à une gamme plus large d'utilisations que les populations attribuent à leur alimentation en eau. Il observe en particulier les activités productives et les micro-entreprises au sein des ménages dans les villages, les villes et les agglomérations dans les pays en voie de développement.
El objetivo de este Thematic Overview Paper (TOP) es dirigir la atención de los lectores hacia las formas de adoptar y beneficiarse de los principios de la GIRH (gestión integrada de los recursos hídricos), en el subsector de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento.
Is something missing from your work in water supply? Do individuals and communities that you work with use their water supplies for multiple purposes? Are you challenged by how to help the poor gain access to water (beyond 'traditional' domestic or field-scale irrigation needs) for activities that generate food and income like fruit and vegetable production, keeping livestock, brick-making and building, and a wide range of informal micro-enterprises? Do you search for ways to improve cost-recovery?
This TOP is intended to inspire those working in water and sanitation and related sectors at policy and policy implementation levels, who are interested in the disposal, management and re-use of human excreta and in improving the well-being and environment of poor families.