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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 Community Water Management Strengthening community water management

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 Community Water Management Strengthening community water management Marc P. Lammerink, Eveline Bolt, Dick de Jong and Ton Schouten Introduction IRC and its partners, supported by the Netherlands Directorate General for This PLA Notes has a special focus on International Co-operation (DGIS), have community water management. It has largely developed a flexible approach to community- been drawn together by an international team managed water supply systems that can be from IRC, International Water and Sanitation used by various support organisations, and can easily be adapted to local circumstances. This Centre1, in collaboration with teams from six participatory approach, known as Participatory organisations world-wide2. It aims to share the Action Development (PAD), draws on the best lessons learned from a challenging participatory action research programme to practices, principles, tools and techniques improve rural communities' management of developed by practitioners of Participatory their water supply systems. This programme, Action Research, Participatory Technology known as the PAR-Manage project, has been Development and Participatory Rural Appraisal. running for the past five years in six countries from the South: Cameroon, Colombia, The PAR-Manage project started in 1994 (see Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan (see Figure 1). Figure 2). The programme ...

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