MUS is a service delivery approach that works within an integrated water resource management (IWRM) framework to provide water services that meet the multiple livelihood needs of users. As a cost-effective approach, MUS brings multiple benefits which contribute to achieving all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Scaling up MUS requires a shift in current practice towards an enabling environment that promotes inter-sectoral working and participatory planning.
This policy brief provides an overview of MUS, opportunities for it's application, challenges to it's implementation and policy recommendations for both practitioners and policy-makers.
Tucker, J.; Faal, J.; Nicol, A. Briefing Paper 1. Multiple-use Water Services (MUS): Cost-effective water investments to reduce poverty and address all the MDGs. (2009) 6 pp.