Participation of community based institutions in piped drinking water supply

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WaterAid India
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In 2019, WaterAid India conducted a study of five community-managed piped water supply schemes across India. Based on the findings from the study, a document was published on scaling up community ownership and management in piped water supply (PWS) in November 2019. Building further on its understanding of PWS schemes from the institutional aspect, WaterAid India, in this policy brief, has reviewed seven community managed, rural water supply programmes across India.

The policy brief reviews seven community-managed, piped water supply (PWS) programmes across India to provide the Jal Jeevan Mission with important feedback on community participation as well as strengthened role of institutions in better management of PWS schemes.