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close this bookTechnical notes: Special Considerations for Programming in Unstable Situations (UNICEF, 2000, 490 p.)
close this folderChapter 17: Managing Water Resources
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View the documentRationale
View the documentGeneral Aim
View the documentBasic Principles
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Open this folder and view contentsField-Level Actions and Strategies
View the documentAssessing Water Needs
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General Aim

To prevent disease risks to children and women by assuring rapid response in providing safe water supply (and sanitation/ hygiene services) for drinking and cooking and maintaining good personal-, child- and domestic- hygiene.

Other key supporting interventions needed are:

· Identification and targeting of most vulnerable groups to assess/analyse the water related disease and shortage risks they face and to determine key strategies to employ;

· Joint planning, where possible, with concerned partners for immediate critical interventions,

· Effective coordination;

· Linking of initial planning, implementation and policy decisions to longer-term development;

· Strategic linkages to sanitation, nutrition, health, shelter and education;

· Participation of target populations in decision making and actions; and,

· Periodic monitoring and analysis for further action.