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Including water quality monitoring in rural water services: why safe water requires challenging the quantity versus quality dichotomy

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The need to increase drinking water quality monitoring in rural sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognised. Rural water service providers (RWSPs) may be positioned to include water quality monitoring in their activities; however, it is important that water safety activities do not compromise cooperation between the RWSP, bureaucracy, and communities. Using dilemma analysis, drawing on an institutional experiment engaging 76 stakeholders, we find that conceptualising water quality versus quantity...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41545-020-0062-x

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Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Subgroup:
Smith School
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
ORCID:
0000-0001-9011-6901
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Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Subgroup:
Geography
ORCID:
0000-0002-2236-7589
Publisher:
Nature Research Publisher's website
Journal:
npj Clean Water Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Article number:
14
Publication date:
2020-04-20
Acceptance date:
2020-02-28
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EISSN:
2059-7037
Pubs id:
1100820
Local pid:
pubs:1100820
Language:
English
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