Case studies: Water supply [Practical Guide to Mainstreaming Gender in Water Projects].


This group of 31 case studies that have been collected under the heading 'Water supply' form part of a project on mainstreaming gender in water projects to bring issues of social exclusion in the practical development of infrastructure in low-income countries into the core of project planning and design. They have been kept short and edited slightly to bring out the engineering issues. Topics covered are: A reservoir saves a reputation; Selecting the right technology; Water and sanitation design; Who carries water?; Group campaigns for clean water; Meeting the exact needs of the women in the community; Women leading the demand for water; Social /gender analysis in practice; Practical ways of involving women in water projects; Engineering a solution; Height of headwalls to hand-dug wells; Washing area design, Nepal; Water point development; Practical planning; Issues in an isolated rural area; Dialogue between women and the technical designer; Helping widows; Food for thought; Handpump manufacture, installation and maintenance; What is the critical path for programming?; Project design maintains the status quo; Training women; Hand pump maintenance; Training mechanics; Maintenance training to women led to a wider empowerment; Decentralised system; From construction to participation; Learning from experience; Time; Failure to involve people led to project failure; and Evaluating management of handpumps.


WEDC, Loughborough, UK, 40 pp.

Case studies: Water supply [Practical Guide to Mainstreaming Gender in Water Projects].

Published 1 January 2001