Problem

Inadequate water supply in rural communities

Other Names:
Arduous water collection
Difficult water access
Distant water sources
Incidence:
Water is especially a women's issue. In developing countries the responsibility for water transport and the operation and maintenance of traditional water supply systems lies almost entirely with women. Collecting the daily water needs can take a quarter of a woman's working day and more than a quarter of her daily food intake, however, the workload could decrease significantly with better tools and techniques.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
13.10.1997 – 00:00 CEST