This paper explores the links between multiple use services and self supply approaches, exploring selected cases in Nicaragua and Zimbabwe. The first case illustrates the influence multiple uses have had on the wide uptake and sustainability of rope pumps in Nicaragua. The main reason cited for these is linked to the economic opportunities that have arisen from the development of irrigation and the availability of water for livestock. The second presents the case of family wells in Zimbabwe, where household owned wells are commonly used to serve multiple purposes. The paper finally explores opportunities and challenges of MUS through self supply, such as water quality issues, reaching the poorest and its scalability.
A preliminary view of the Multiple Use Services (MUS) perspective pertaining to water sector investments
Expert not on quantification and valuation of multiple uses in tank irrigation systems, based on the Tamil Nadu case in South India
Lessons learnt from the IWRM Demonstration projects on innovations in local-level Integrated Water Resource Development
In this note Hutton focusses on the conceptualization of Multiple-Use water Services (MUS) from the (health) economic perspective
Study in which the productivity of water and fish is used as an indicator and hypothesize that seasonal aquaculture supported by the management of floodplains for multiple-use of water can significantly increase the productivity of rice-fish systems.
Focus on potential multiple uses of water delivered for domestic purposes in rural South Africa. When dealing with local stakeholders in the valuation of water and in negotiations around water management, the multi-criteria analysis (MCA) can provide a more flexible and user friendly framework as alternative for CBA
This expert note provides some entry points on how to expand the work around MUS as an approach -including its conceptualization, working models, and implementation - from a cost-benefit perspective.
This working paper introduces the concept of service levels grouped into ladders as a way of differentiating between broad and recognizable types (levels) of service.