Law of the river
Community-based well maintenance in rural Haiti
The international community has pledged $11 billion to Haiti, a country where nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) provide nearly all public goods and services. This raises at least two questions: How can NGOs most effectively perform their own work, and how can NGOs integrate their programs into broader efforts organized by public institutions? This paper addresses these questions by evaluating the community-based model of Haiti Outreach (HO) that focuses on training communities to manage wells after they have been constructed. The effect of this management training is identified by ...
The coming conflicts over water
Sidebar : the privatization wave
Fresh water and the Great Lakes economic future: a conference summary
On November 10, 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Branch hosted a conference to examine fresh water's role in the economic future of the Great Lakes region. Participants discussed policy, development, and restoration issues involving the region's abundant freshwater resources.
Sidebar : water systems on guard
The implications of improved water allocation policy
The path not taken
Big pipelines aren't the only solution to the water problems of rural areas.
Western water resources: the coming problem and policy alternatives
Paying the piper
Somebody has to pony up billions of dollars to upgrade drinking water and sewer systems throughout the district.