[Anonymous].  Submitted.  Colombia: the multiple water use systems project in Colombia.

Stakeholders outline how the MUS project was set up and highlight the results of the project in Colombia. Objective of the project was to make sure that water supply systems take into account the needs and realities of the population in the rural areas of Colombia. The project aimed to create a paradigm shift in terms of planning and management of water supply systems, taking into account the water needs for human consumption and for irrigation.

Language: Spanish

Duration: 18.47 minutes


[Anonymous].  Submitted.  Niger: a Kabori Story, Multiple-Use Water Services in Action.

This is the story of Ali and his wife Hadiza from Kabori in Niger and how the multiple use water services project from WinRock International worked together with this family to make the limited garden into a year round steady source of income.

This video was made Emily Kovich for WinRock International with the support of USAID and the Coca Cola Africa Foundation.


[Anonymous].  Submitted.  Nepal: Ripples of Change - a multi-use water system in Nepal.

This video by Practical Action shows what the impact has been of the implementation of a multi-use water systems to the access to water and the livelihood of a woman and her family in a rural and mountainous community in Nepal.


[Anonymous].  Submitted.  Ethiopia video: Money into Water, Water into Money.

Providing access to clean water and better sanitation for the poor is a global concern. But access alone is insufficient to reduce poverty. The RIPPLE programme produced a video entitled Money into Water, Water into Money, which looks at improved access and poverty reduction in both rural and urban environments in Ethiopia. Understanding links between availability, access and use of water and sanitation is crucial to the challenge of achieving pro-poor economic growth.

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[Anonymous].  Submitted.  Bolivia: the Challacaba case.

This short movie tells the story of a group of boys of the community of Challacaba, based in Cercado municipality in the department of Cochabamba in Bolivia. In one way or another, the boys and their families all suffer from the lack of access to improved water supply. The story takes a different turn when a new water distribution network is inaugurated in the village. From that day on the people have access 24 hours a day to safe drinking water to meet their basic needs.
By IRC, Programa AguaTuya and Centro A.G.U.A./UMSS - UW


[Anonymous].  Submitted.  India: understanding linkages: water and livelihoods in Andhrah Pradesh.

This video tells the story of many villages in Andhrah Pradesh and the changes related to water. Improvements were made over the years and now villagers do not have to go to the streams anymore to fetch their water. However these improvements have also brought along the problem of overexploitation of water supplies. Millions of boreholes were drilled, but the groundwater level continued to fall due to huge increases in the amount of groundwater pumped for irrigation.
One solution to the water resources problem, especially falling groundwater levels, is to harvest and use more water locally, this involves constructing farm ponds and check dams to increase recharge of groundwater. Such efforts are now widespread as part of the government and NGO supported watershed programmes. These watershed programmes are usually not targeted at improving the domestic water situation. Therefore good coordination is essential in order to properly budget the water taking into account population size, human and livestock drinking water requirements and irrigation demands.
This film was made for the Water, Households and Rural Livelihoods (WHIRL) Project, coordinated by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), UK; Accion Fraterna A.P., India. The film is made by the Community Media Trust Pastapur, Andhrah Pradesh.


[Anonymous].  Submitted.  Nepal: IDE Nepal, Multiple Use Water System (MUS) Program.

IDE has developed 160 multiple use water systems in Nepal. The different technologies have helped the people to generate extra income and sustain in their livelihoods. Throughout the MUS programme IDE has helped over 20,000 persons. In this video we see some examples of the different technologies that were designed and implemented by IDE in different districts in Nepal: a tank for domestic water that stores overflow water for micro irrigation, drip irrigation systems to regulate the water flow for high value crops, and smart sprinkler systems.
This video was made by Bimala Rai Colavito (a volunteer at IDE).


This video shows examples from Kenya, India and Zimbabwe on the productive use of water and how it helps people to sustain in their livelihoods. It shows how people do not only use water for drinking, but to generate income for their families, by irrigation of their gardens, or to keep livestock and poultry. The film is based on clips from PumpAid, Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Natural Resources Institute (NRI). The video was produced by IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre for the Multiple Use water Services Thematic Group.


[Anonymous].  Submitted.  Multiple Use Water Services – Messages prepared for the 5th World Water Forum, Istanbul, Turkey 2009 .