Building Effective Drinking Water Management Policies in Rural Africa: Lessons from Northern Uganda
by Christopher Opio
- National governments should develop strong rural drinking water quality
monitoring and surveillance programs to ensure that uncontaminated water is
available in rural Sub-Saharan African communities.
- Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) need to educate
well users on proper transportation and storage of water in order to ensure their
efforts to provide reliable sources of clean drinking water to rural areas are not
- Communities must be engaged in the planning, installation and management of
wells to foster a sense of local ownership.