How is the water distributed to the different users? Is it a centralised distribution system or individual collection, or a combination of the two?
Are there problems with water distribution, i.e., water loss, illegal water tapping, pollution?
Where to get further information: In a first step, it may be sufficient to answer this question at your desk. You may get additional answers by calling up the local water provider, or community based associations and NGOs working with water.
Interlinkages: How does water distribution link to other areas of the water and nutrient cycle? The way how water is distributed is e.g. influenced by the method used for water collection (individually at households or centralised); and by the amount of water that is available. The way of distribution also influences other areas: e.g. if water is distributed by hand carts after a centralised collection, a treatment at household level may be necessary, because hand carts bring with them a certain risk for pollution. Can you think of other such interlinkages?
Water distribution in Unsustainaville is organised in the following way:
On closer inspection, the following problems with water distribution become apparent:
Too many WASH and WRM projects fail prematurely or are left unused because they are poorly planned, don’t adequately meet user needs, or are weakened by corruption and integrity issues.
IQC management is a participatory, step-by-step process to help improve Integrity, manage Quality, and ensure Compliance of small-scale WASH and WRM projects.
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