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Title: Community based rural drinking water supply system (sustainability challenge in Kannahipuram CBO scheme)
Authors: Riswan, M.
Ishaq, P.
Keywords: CBO
Water quality.
Issue Date: 18-Dec-2019
Publisher: Faculty of Arts and Culture South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
Citation: 8th South Eastern University International Arts Research Symposium -2019. 18th December 2019. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. pp. 96.
Abstract: Rural Water Supply (RWS) system implemented and maintained by a Community Based Organization (CBO) adopting a participatory approach which is considered a useful strategy to supply safe drinking water to the people especially in rural segments of the country in sustainable manner. This study was carried out based on Kannahipuram CBO managed RWS scheme in Alayadivembu Divisional Secretariat Division (DSD). The study gathered primary data through field-based interviews with key stakeholders in CBO managed water supply system and field observations. Also, it collected secondary data from statistical reports from NWSDB, RWS and CBOs etc. The findings have been interpreted mainly based on the descriptive qualitative method. This study examines the extent to which the community participation influences community ownership of rural water project and its sustainability in Kannahipura scheme. This paper also sets out to analyse the impacts of the participatory approach in rural water supply system using qualitative and quantitative information that compiled project data with field surveys. The study found that the participatory approach was effectively exercised in Kannahipuram CBO managed water supply scheme to ensure sustainable system at village level. However, it was observed that the quality of water is not in a drinkable condition for drinking purpose and the water source has been contaminated particularly in the Shallow-well due to climate change, increased demand and seasonal drought in the region. Hence, this study suggests improving the water quality by using advance treatment process to provide safe drinking water in a drinkable level through CBO operation and community participation successfully and effectively.
ISBN: 978-955-627-203-1
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