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Access to drinking water and sanitation in rural Kazakhstan

Tussupova, Kamshat LU ; Hjorth, Peder LU and Berndtsson, Ronny LU (2016) In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13(11).
Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require nations to ensure adequate water supply for all. For Kazakhstan, this means that rural areas will need much stronger attention as they have been rather neglected in efforts to comply with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This study aims to establish a baseline data concerning the current situation in villages that will need interventions according to the SDGs. The study was performed by means of questionnaires. The results should be seen as initial guidelines that can help to illuminate some of the uncounted challenges in future efforts to meet the SDG targets. As hardly any information exists about sanitation in rural Kazakhstan, the study essentially focuses on water services.... (More)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require nations to ensure adequate water supply for all. For Kazakhstan, this means that rural areas will need much stronger attention as they have been rather neglected in efforts to comply with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This study aims to establish a baseline data concerning the current situation in villages that will need interventions according to the SDGs. The study was performed by means of questionnaires. The results should be seen as initial guidelines that can help to illuminate some of the uncounted challenges in future efforts to meet the SDG targets. As hardly any information exists about sanitation in rural Kazakhstan, the study essentially focuses on water services. The results show that 65% of rural dwellers want to connect and pay for the piped water supply. At the same time, about 80% have toilets outside their home. Consequently, the water program aiming at providing 80% of rural people with access to tap water from a centralized piped system will not be possible. However, by carefully managing the existing water supply and sanitation system in joint collaboration with the local users, significant progress can be made. The present results show the important first steps that need to be taken in this direction.

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Access to drinking water, Rural kazakhstan, Sanitation, SDG, Water services
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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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11
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Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
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1661-7827
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10.3390/ijerph13111115
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  author       = {Tussupova, Kamshat and Hjorth, Peder and Berndtsson, Ronny},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  number       = {11},
  publisher    = {Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)},
  series       = {International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  title        = {Access to drinking water and sanitation in rural Kazakhstan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13111115},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2016},
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