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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 2 Rapid assessment procedures in urban communities: the experience of the habitat and health project in Barrio San Jorge, Argentina

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 2 Rapid assessment procedures in urban communities: the experience of the habitat and health project in Barrio San Jorge, Argentina Silvina Arrossi Introduction San Jorge is a poor squatter settlement of about promote improvements in living conditions 2,300 inhabitants in the District of San Fernando related to these two factors. (Metropolitan Region of Greater Buenos Aires) in · An an area of extremely degraded environmental evaluation process of both the results conditions. The zone is liable to flooding, the achieved and the methods used, continued barrio is bordered by a highly contaminated river throughout the project. (considered to be an open sewer), and two gullies into which flow sewer-water and all kinds of refuse. This article describes how three preliminary focus The quality of infrastructure is very poor and groups were `piloted', to test participatory drainage services do not exist. More than two-fifths methodologies on a small scale. The aim of the focus groups was to explore a method of working of the population are illegally connected to the public water supply; others obtain water through the which would enable us to get to know the people's intermittent distribution by municipal water tankers perspectives ...

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