Published in: 2018
World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland; The International Water Association (IWA), London, United Kingdom
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Strong operations and maintenance (O&M) programmes underpin the effectiveness and sustainability of drinking-water supply systems. Increased attention to and investment in O&M is needed to ensure that water safety and service delivery targets are consistently met and that public health is protected.
Water safety plans (WSPs) are a valuable tool to strengthen O&M programmes, and may contribute to improved O&M by supporting the systematic assessment, prioritization and management of risks from catchment to consumer, including those related to inadequate O&M.
This document presents case studies from lower and higher income settings around the world that highlight O&M benefits resulting from WSP implementation. These case studies contribute to a growing body of information on the outcomes of water safety planning and may be useful in building support for WSPs among water sector senior managers, operational staff and other stakeholders.
WHO, IWA (2018). Strengthening Operations & Maintenance through Water Safety Planning - A Collection of Case Studies. World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland; The International Water Association (IWA), London, United Kingdom
Asia & Pacific Case studies in other formats English Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia Operation, maintenance and sustainable services (WG10) Water (irrigation, process, other)
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