Multiple Use Water Services

  • What people need

    water for drinking, cooking, washing, sanitation, crops, livestock, fisheries, gardens, small-scale enterprises...

  • But are they getting it?

    In most communities the systems in place have been designed for just one type of use: domestic or irrigation

  • Consequences of a single-use service

    illegal connections, destruction of pipes, pumps or canal access; unsafe drinking water; exceeding the limits of the system.

  • MUS works

    Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS) is a participatory approach that ensures people have the water they need for healthy, productive lives.

  • Water rights
  • Sustainability
  • Health
  • Water quality
  • Self-supply
  • Wastewater
  • Gender
  • Community-driven MUS
  • Institutions
  • MUS by design
  • Domestic-plus
  • Irrigation-plus
  • Costs and financing
  • Learning and change
  • Water demand
  • Enabling environment
  • Planning
  • Technology
  • Water resources
  • Livelihoods

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    The sixth Farmer Managed IrrigationSystems Promotion Trust's internationalseminar that took place in Kathmandu on15-16 February 2015 was devoted to the theme of Small Scale Irrigation Systems:Challenges to Sustainable Livelihood.

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  • Ethiopia: summary report enhancing benefits from WASH interventions

    The Millennium Water Alliance Ethiopia Programme (MWA-EP) has experimented with theMultiple Use water Services (MUS) approach to improve water and food security.

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