Clean Water for Developing Countries Paperback – January 8, 2020
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- Publisher : Clean Water Press (January 8, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 302 pages
- ISBN-10 : 173435240X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1734352405
- Item Weight : 1.07 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.69 x 0.71 x 9.61 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #401,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Clean Water for Developing Countries is an excellent resource that illustrates the many approaches to providing access to clean water in low-income countries.
His citing numerous case studies reinforces the fact that there is not a “one size fits all” solution.
Dracup brings his impressive wealth of knowledge to this book, in an approachable easy-to-understand manner. He tackles complex feats and explains them simply.
This book is the perfect intro to the world of clean water and overflows with facts, definitions, key NGO contacts, and a wide variety of solutions.
If you are interested in international development via access to clean water, get out your highlighter and be prepared to learn it all - from water chemistry to filtration, best practices for sanitation and hygiene, hydrology, and so much more.
Later chapters take up important related issues. Among these are costs, funding sources, marketing, organizations that can be of help, and university programs. Of special note is a sensitive chapter about cultural issues that need to be considered.
An enormous amount of practical information is presented here in quite readable language. The book is a masterful summary of the topic of providing clean water in developing countries.
The book gives field-tested low-cost solutions that last the test of time and resonate with the local people.
It also explains why giving it all away for free often does not work in the vast majority of the case studies. The communities must have some skin in the game so to speak. The manuscript also includes excellent heart-wrenching and wonderful uplifting stories.
If you are interested in this topic as a government body, a philanthropist, an NGO, a volunteer or a for-profit business, you should read this inexpensive, wealth of information found in this how-to guide.
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