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|Title: ||Assessment of the sustainability of community‑managed water supply services in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Nti, Emmanuel Kwame|
Wongnaa, C. A.
Edusah, Nana Sampson E.
Andivi Bakang, John‑Eudes
|Keywords: ||Multi-criteria decision analysis|
Water supply system
|Issue Date: ||2019|
|Publisher: ||Environment, Development and Sustainability|
|Citation: ||Environment, Development and Sustainability, (2020) 22:7097–7120|
|Abstract: ||The study assessed the sustainability of community-managed water supply services drawing
empirical evidence from a small town water supply system in Ghana. The study followed
a fully quantitative research approach. Data were collected from 387 respondents
who were almost all public standpipe users (98.45%) using a structured survey questionnaire.
Descriptive statistics were reported, and MACBETH was the method of analysis.
The study revealed that quality drinking water and reliability are the most important criteria
in the opinion of survey respondents for small town water supply system. Building
on this empirical understanding, the differences in importance that respondents attributed
to each of these criteria were measured, and, for example, implementation of policies and
public disclosure was their lowest priority. The results revealed that survey respondents
believe that all criteria are currently within a range that indicates a sustainable water supply
system. The paper recommend among other things that management of communitymanaged
water supply system should be well positioned to ensure continuous water quality
testing while designing drinking water quality improvement plans.|
|Description: ||This article is published by Environment, Development and Sustainability and also available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-019-00506-1|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Agric and Natural Resources|
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