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This paper outlines a research plan to be conducted across the Sustainable WASH Systems (SWS) Learning consortium to learn from maintenance approaches both internal and external to the partnership. It follows a study commissioned by IRC WASH and SWS which gathered information on prominent existing approaches from key informants.


preventative maintenance, rural water services, sustainability, systems analysis


© 2019, IRC

This paper was drafted by C. Cord, J. Walters, H. Lockwood, P. Chintalapati, A. Javernick-Will, K. Linden for the All systems go! WASH systems symposium, The Hague, The Netherlands, 12-14 March 2019.

Cite this publication as follows. Cord, C., Walters J., Lockwood, H., Chintalapati P., Javernick-Will, A., Linden, K. [United States]. 2019. Moving toward prevention: rural water maintenance and sustained service delivery

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