public policy, poverty, environment, gender inequality, WaSH
Lack of access to clean water affects almost every aspect of a person's life in significant ways, and especially impacts the lives of women and children. Measurements of access to water are often deceiving and paint a limited or inaccurate picture of actual access. Building a water point and appointing a water point management committee are the most common methods of addressing the problem. but both are unsustainable because unattended water points typically break down quickly and most management committees are poorly trained. To sustainably increase access to clean water, people should not just create new water points; they should work to build both local water management capacity and aid the government's transition towards integrated water resource management.
"Lack of Access to Water in Rural Malawi,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2018:
3, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2018/iss3/1