Urban Water Supply
Urban Water Supply is one of six modules in the OpenWASH learning resources. The modules have been written by Ethiopian WASH experts with the support of teaching specialists from The Open University in the UK.
This Module focuses on water service delivery in urban settings, including water supply from large utility companies, access points within a town, tariff setting, cost recovery, regulation and management. It considers the challenges for WASH provision in areas of high-density population where lack of space is a problem. It sets out the options for water supply in an urban situation and considers opportunities for improvement and innovation in service delivery and management.
The 15 separate study sessions in this module will each take about two hours to study if you are learning on your own. The OpenWASH Trainers’ Handbook provides guidance on using the modules in a variety of face to face teaching contexts.
This course is part of a collection
This course is part of a collection of courses called OpenWASH. There are 6 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.
Course learning outcomes
After you have studied this Module you should be able to:
Describe the technologies available to provide safe drinking water in urban settings and the main challenges associated with them.
Understand the characteristics and requirements of services provided and managed by a water utility.
Explain the regulatory and economic issues related to piped water supply services to households and water points.
Describe how water emergencies can be managed, including the treatment, storage and handling of drinking water in the home.
Describe options for private sector engagement in provision of urban water supply and related services.
First Published 08/08/2017.