Safe drinking water for Ta’izz, Yemen : improving incorporation of microbiological water quality in urban drinking water supply

Koops, Rene (2008) Safe drinking water for Ta’izz, Yemen : improving incorporation of microbiological water quality in urban drinking water supply.

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Abstract:The current goal of Vitens-Evides International (VEI) is to improve drinking water situations locally: “better drinking water for more people”. This goal is achieved by establishing projects that aim for improvement of the business operation of local water supply companies. These projects aim at sustainable improvement of availability and quality of drinking water. The currently applied strategy of improving business operation of the local water company takes many years to become effective on the household level. Until then, aging of water between the point of supply from the piped network or private supplier and consumption is considerable. Contaminating hazards outside the piped supply network receive great opportunities to become effective and impose a great risk on the safety of drinking water. For this reason it is difficult to solve drinking water quality problems during the first years of a project. The currently applied project duration is mostly restricted to periods of 3 to 5 years. The relatively long period of the current strategy to become effective however requires longer project duration. To address this problem this thesis suggests VEI to embrace the long time period that is required for the current strategy to become effective. Consequently, the following two recommendations are made: 1. Increase project duration to a strategic period of 5 – 10 years 2. Apply an additional strategy next to the current strategy that enables to address quality problems on the short term
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Vitens
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/57865
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