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Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods. Guidance on Social Cost-benefit Analysis of Drinking-water Interventions, with special reference to Small Community Water Supplies

Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods. Guidance on Social Cost-benefit Analysis of Drinking-water Interventions, with special reference to Small Community Water Supplies
  • International Water Association (IWA), World Health Organization (WHO). December 2011
  • The aim of this publication is to give decision-makers, health professionals and analysts a comprehensive view of the arguments and challenges associated with establishing the value of drinking-water interventions. The experts who have contributed to this publication provide guidance on assessing the benefits from improving access to safe drinking-water and from reducing the burden of water-related diseases. They show how to compare the value of these benefits to the costs of interventions, with special reference to small-scale drinking-water systems. The specific focus of this publication is on the socioeconomic appraisal and evaluation of drinking-water interventions. This book is especially concerned with small-scale drinking-water systems. Such systems are predominantly relevant to rural areas (although the methods described could also be applied, in principle, to large-scale drinking-water systems in urban areas).
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Rural areas, Small-scale providers, Valuation, Vulnerable groups
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Health professionals
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Capacity-building, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Methodology, Recommendations
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Published in 2015