Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM NEW YORK EST time
Many well-intentioned people are working to make water flow in the homes of more than half of the world’s population that do not have it. But on average, 40% of rural water systems in developing countries stop working a few years after they are built. Billions of dollars in aid money have been thrown at the problem, but recent maps of water systems in several countries shows that they continue to break down.
In this webinar, we will focus on the one of the common reasons that rural water systems in developing countries do not function as expected: the lack of preventive maintenance.
Join us at the Engineering for Change webinar to:
- Learn about the reasons why operations and maintenance (O&M) are not regularly performed for rural water systems.
- Gain insight on why community-based O&M continues to be a challenge, even though it has been recognized as critical for decades.
- Hear examples of how some organizations are supporting local efforts to keep water services going (post-construction support).
- Discuss the guidelines for resolution of problems with water systems.
Speaker: Susan Davis, Executive Director, Improve International