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Clean Water for all? A case study on the role of the D4field water purification technology in a Peruvian rural community

Gámez Trentanni, Jessica Carolina LU (2015) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20151
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Poor water quality and lack of access to improved water services continue to be problems in
developing countries such as Peru, with a stronger vulnerability in rural communities. Aiming
to enhance practical knowledge through a case study in the rural community of Cuncani, this
thesis explores why this community has not been able to obtain a sustainable and safe water
supply and how a water solution such as the D4field could be sustainably implemented.
Based on the theoretical frameworks on water governance, water resources management and
sustainability principles for technological implementation, this research gathered data
through interviews, a survey in the community and a focus group activity in order to develop
a practical... (More)
Poor water quality and lack of access to improved water services continue to be problems in
developing countries such as Peru, with a stronger vulnerability in rural communities. Aiming
to enhance practical knowledge through a case study in the rural community of Cuncani, this
thesis explores why this community has not been able to obtain a sustainable and safe water
supply and how a water solution such as the D4field could be sustainably implemented.
Based on the theoretical frameworks on water governance, water resources management and
sustainability principles for technological implementation, this research gathered data
through interviews, a survey in the community and a focus group activity in order to develop
a practical comparative analysis to identify key elements for the deployment of the D4field.
This thesis finds that the current ineffective institutional arrangements together with cultural
barriers such as low awareness on the relationship between water quality and health, low
demand for improved water services, lack of acceptance to chlorination as current water
treatment method and lack of a long-term vision; have hindered Cuncani from having a safe
and sustainable drinking water supply. Furthermore, an effective institutional scheme with
strong responsibilities placed in the community and the Municipality, will support the longterm sustainability of the D4field. However, entrepreneurs such as Watersprint AB would
have a crucial role and additionally, this thesis suggests to explore the potential role of NGOs
and local entrepreneurs as implementation drivers and to improve the effectiveness and
sustainability of water services in Cuncani. (Less)
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author
Gámez Trentanni, Jessica Carolina LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
safe drinking water supply, sustainability, health, water solutions, institutions, and entrepreneurs
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2015:07
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
8168521
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2015-11-11 08:10:53
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  abstract     = {Poor water quality and lack of access to improved water services continue to be problems in
developing countries such as Peru, with a stronger vulnerability in rural communities. Aiming
to enhance practical knowledge through a case study in the rural community of Cuncani, this
thesis explores why this community has not been able to obtain a sustainable and safe water
supply and how a water solution such as the D4field could be sustainably implemented.
Based on the theoretical frameworks on water governance, water resources management and
sustainability principles for technological implementation, this research gathered data
through interviews, a survey in the community and a focus group activity in order to develop
a practical comparative analysis to identify key elements for the deployment of the D4field.
This thesis finds that the current ineffective institutional arrangements together with cultural
barriers such as low awareness on the relationship between water quality and health, low
demand for improved water services, lack of acceptance to chlorination as current water
treatment method and lack of a long-term vision; have hindered Cuncani from having a safe
and sustainable drinking water supply. Furthermore, an effective institutional scheme with
strong responsibilities placed in the community and the Municipality, will support the longterm sustainability of the D4field. However, entrepreneurs such as Watersprint AB would
have a crucial role and additionally, this thesis suggests to explore the potential role of NGOs
and local entrepreneurs as implementation drivers and to improve the effectiveness and
sustainability of water services in Cuncani.},
  author       = {Gámez Trentanni, Jessica Carolina},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {safe drinking water supply,sustainability,health,water solutions,institutions,and entrepreneurs},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Clean Water for all? A case study on the role of the D4field water purification technology in a Peruvian rural community},
  year         = {2015},
}