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Multiple Use Water Services for the

Poor

Winrock International
Interaction – BPI Luncheon
December 14, 2010

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Multiple Use Services: Background
Home Gardens Livestock Small-scale Enterprises

Photo Credit: IRC


Photo credit: Ronald Rospigliosi
Photo credit: Charles Batchelor
Domestic uses of Irrigation Systems

Photo credit: Menno Houtstra


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Photo credit: Kande Matungulu
Photo Credit: Ronald Loeve
Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS)

MUS is a consumer-oriented approach to


water service delivery takes people’s
multiple water needs as a starting point and
involves planning, finance and management
of integrated water services for multiple
domestic and productive uses.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Multiple Use Water Services for the Poor:


Assessing the State of Knowledge
Final report
December 2007
It’s on the internet:
www.winrockwater.org

Winrock International
IRC Water and Sanitation Centre
International Water Management Institute
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Key Findings

Why: Multiple-use services advantages


over single-use services:
- Generate more income and benefits
- Increase sustainability of services

Who: over 1 billion people

Where: rural South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

How: Upgrading service levels within existing


irrigation and domestic systems
New domestic multiple-use services
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MUS Niger: Water for Health and Wealth

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Water: status quo

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Water: Meeting local demands for health and livelihoods…

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…by local suppliers
Who provide quality products at a profit

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Income and Livelihoods

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Health: Behavior change handwashing

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Learning

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Results: MUS Niger
• Increased access to water for domestic and
productive uses to over 13,500 people
• Trained 86 gardeners with underdeveloped
gardens
• Supported the development of 3 dynamic
women’s cooperative gardens
• Installed and provided training for seven
experimental aquaculture ponds
• 17,295 people with hygiene training leading to 592
hand washing stations being purchased and
installed by households
• Trained (or provided follow-up training to) three
irrigation pump manufacturers and three rope
pump manufacturers
• Sold over 100 irrigation pumps at full-cost

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