Achieving long-term increases in rural water supply coverage depends on many factors. A new tool developed for the Consortium for Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Fragile Contexts (SWIFT) supports environmental assessment and risk screening activities for rural water supplies in low-income countries. When conducting a detailed hydrogeological survey is not an option, the SWIFT tool provides guidance to help identify and mitigate environmental risks to long-term water availability and quality.
Calow, R.; Ludi, E.; Mason, N.; Greaves, F. Introducing the SWIFT tool for environmental assessment and risk screening for rural water supply. Consortium for Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Fragile Contexts, Oxford, UK (2016) 4p