The two objectives of this new publication are:
- 1. to suggest approaches to achieve sustained beneficial outcomes from WATSAN, and
- 2. to show how to 'scale up' application of these approaches, so that they impact positively on the lives of the millions of people who live without safe water or adequate sanitation.
The author bases his proposals on an examination of existing literature and after drawing practical lessons from two WATSAN programmes in East and Central Africa.
The conclusions are presented in the form of a Charter for the Sustainable Development of WATSAN, with nine proposed clauses to guide project and programme managers around the issues, taking the reader through various stages of WATSAN development.