publication . Article . 2014

Designing Programme Implementation Strategies to Increase the Adoption and Use of Biosand Water Filters in Rural India

Tommy K.K. Ngai; Richard A. Fenner;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Water Alternatives (issn: 1965-0175, eissn: 1965-0175, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Water Alternatives Association
Low-cost household water treatment systems are innovations designed to improve the quality of drinking water at the point of use. This study investigates how an NGO can design appropriate programme strategies in order to increase the adoption and sustained use of household sand filters in rural India. A system dynamics computer model was developed and used to assess 18 potential programme strategies for their effectiveness in increasing filter use at two and ten years into the future, under seven scenarios of how the external context may plausibly evolve. The results showed that the optimal choice of strategy is influenced by the macroeconomic situation, donor f...
free text keywords: Biosand water filter, household water treatment, innovation diffusion, project management, India, Hydraulic engineering, TC1-978
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