• Operation & Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance of rural water supply and sanitation systems: A training package for managers and planners

Organization IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, World Health Organization, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
Author Francois Brikke
Year 2000
Topics Drinking Water Systems, Water & Health, Water & society
Level of action Water & Sanitation services/ Utility level


This document and the training activities described in it are intended for managers and planners who are concerned with the challenging problem of how to implement effective operation and maintenance of rural water supply and sanitation services in developing countries. In addition to the traditional management aspects of operation and maintenance, this training package highlights the importance of community participation, with a right gender balance, in order to make more efficient use of local human resources for sustainability.