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UPGro Hidden Crisis Research Consortium : project approach for defining and assessing rural water supply functionality and levels of performance

Fallas, H.C.; MacDonald, A.M.; Casey, V.; Kebede, S.; Owor, M.; Mwathunga, E.; Calow, R.; Cleaver, F.; Cook, P.; Fenner, R.A.; Dessie, N.; Yehualaeshet, T.; Wolde, G.; Okullo, J.; Katusiime, F.; Alupo, G.; Berochan, G.; Chavula, G.; Banda, S.; Mleta, P.; Jumbo, S.; Gwengwaya, G.; Okot, P.; Abraham, T.; Kefale, Z.; Ward, J.; Lapworth, D.; Wilson, P.; Whaley, L.; Ludi, E.. 2018 UPGro Hidden Crisis Research Consortium : project approach for defining and assessing rural water supply functionality and levels of performance. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 27pp. (OR/18/060) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This technical brief is aimed at sharing the learning and approaches developed by the UPGro Hidden Crisis Research Project to look at how the functionality and performance levels of boreholes equipped with handpumps (HPBs), can be assessed using a common set of definitions and methods. A tiered approach to defining and measuring functionality is found to be useful to examining functionality for different scales and purposes of monitoring. This report is aimed at national and regional actors involved in the provision and monitoring of rural water supply functionality. The brief sets out the tiered functionality definitions, and accompanying survey methods, which were developed by the project and have been applied in functionality surveys across Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi [5-7]. The brief provides a summary of: • The tiered approach to defining and measuring the functionality and performance levels of boreholes equipped with handpumps (HPBs). • A series of survey methods which were found to be useful by the Hidden Crisis project to collect sufficient data to assess HPB functionality across the tiered definition approach. • A series of guidelines which could form core criteria for assessing functionality and performance levels of water points . This summary should be read in conjunction with the appendices which provide details of the methods and approaches described.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey, NERC, ESRC, UKAid
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, International development
Date made live: 05 Jun 2019 08:56 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/523090

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