Étude Cart'Eau-Cartographie du réseau d’égout de Bamako et évaluation des déversements des eaux usées de la ville dans le Fleuve Niger 2020 - 52 p. - FR
Bamako has a wastewater problem. Join For Water partnered with Katibougou's Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliquée (IPR/IFRA) to map the waste problem: from Bamako's sewage network, to landfill sites, to discharges into the Niger River. (French)
Applying wash systems approaches in fragile contexts 2020 - 99 p. - EN
By 2030, 80% of the poorest populations will live in fragile states. These states are mostly not on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal on WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene). This study looks at what concepts and methods are feasible in these fragile contexts to improve the WASH situation. Case studies, including that of Join For Water, provide illustration. Join For Water contributed to the study and provided the case studies on Madagascar and DR Congo.
Plan sectoriel de l’eau pour la Province de l’Ituri : Segment de l’eau potable et de l’hygiène domestique 2019 - 2024 2019 - 128 p. - FR
Ituri is the first province in DR Congo to be able to submit a sector plan for "drinking water and the hygienic handling of water in households," as required by the new Congolese Water Law. CIDRI, Join For Water's partner, collaborated on the inventory of current systems, and a variety of (government) departments and drinking water management committees also had significant input into the drafting of the sector plan. This plan outlines the framework so that the provincial government can point the noses of all stakeholders in the same direction and increase effectiveness. It is a guide for every party that subscribes to the idea that every resident has a right to drinking water. The sector plan outlines as realistically as possible the desired situation for within 5 years and the role of everyone to achieve the goals. (French)
Le réseau d’égoûts à faible diamètre (REFAID) - Quartiers Djicoroni Para et Sikoro - Bamako, Mali 2019 - 32 p. FR
Join For Water has conducted a study to assess the experiences of the Small Diameter Sewerage Systems (REFAID) in the Sikoro and Djicoroni-Para districts of the District of Bamako. This study aims to evaluate the financial, social and technical sustainability of these two networks as well as their environmental impact. In addition, it should also identify the strengths and weaknesses of this technology in the current socio-political context of the country and its capital. And finally, to formulate recommendations to improve the efficiency of these systems. (French)
La GIRE décryptée - Integraal Waterbeheer ontcijferd 2010 - 144 p. - FR
Prepared in collaboration with Prof. F Rosillon of the University of Liege, this publication presents the current water situation and challenges in Haiti in an easily understandable language. It also develops some concrete approaches for better water management, based on a thorough analysis of the Haitian context and experiences in other countries. (French)
Maîtrise d'Ouvrage locale - Manuel 2010 - 120 p. - FR
The "Practical Guide to Supporting Local Client Contractorship" describes step-by-step the local building ownership process for the realization of drinking water and sanitation infrastructure by local actors: the target group are the implementers. On an accompanying CD, sample documents from practice are collected. (French)
Client-contractorship and local development 2010 - 92 p. - FR-EN-SP
The "Methodological Guide to Supporting Local Client Contractorship" describes the theoretical concepts behind local building ownership and provides methodological guidelines for its support and development. Intended for governments and structures that accompany or wish to promote the process of building ownership. (English)
The drinking water supply in Flanders from 1800 to the present day 2002 - 36 p. - NL/FR/EN
With the recently implemented or planned decentralization process in many countries in the South, competence over water is being shifted to the local level. The public provision of drinking water as organized in Flanders and Belgium can inspire the South.
20 ans à l'eau 2003 - 172 p. - NL/FR
Protos' role does not stop with the construction of a water pipeline or the formation of a management committee. The development of the water sector, and therefore the life and development opportunities of millions of people, is not just a technical issue.... (French)
Manuel de topographie 2002 - 165 p. - FR
Intended as a reference work for engineers and topographers working in the drinking water industry in the South. Based on the vast experience of Protos. A theoretical introduction is followed by a presentation of the different steps in topographic work. (French)
Manuel pour les adductions villageoises: les adductions d’eau potable, destiné aux hydrotechniciens 2002 - 302 p. - FR
Intended as a reference work for engineers or similar professionals working in the drinking water industry in the South. Based on the extensive experience of Join For Water. The book presents the different phases in the realization of a drinking water supply: from source capture to system management. (French)
Climate, Water and Development 2008 - 67 p. - NL/FR/EN
The direct effects of climate change are most severely felt through water. Too much water over too short a period in one place; too little water over a longer period in other regions. Integrated Water Resources Management is emerging as a method of gaining sufficient capacity among populations in the South to adapt to the new situations.
Eau, climat et migrations environnementales 2017- 28 p. -NL
In this study, Protos addresses the impact of climate change and environmental degradation in developing and Western countries. Climate change and the degradation of their environment are causing many people to flee, especially in their own region. Are they refugees or migrants? The study gives attention to aspects such as solidarity and security raised by these environmental migrations. The study ends with an overview of the (legal) terminology and with recommendations for national and international politics.
L'eau et l'agriculture dans une perspective internationale 2007 - 78 p. - NL/FR
The brochure highlights several aspects: will there be enough water for agriculture?; the different irrigation systems and techniques; an explanation of alternative improvements related to agriculture; the reuse of water for agriculture; the concepts of water rights and water trade; general approach for more sustainable water management in agriculture; ... (French)
Eau et agriculture, un point d'intersection en période de changement climatique 2013 - 28 p. FR
The agricultural sector is the largest water user, but fresh water is becoming scarcer. Focusing on both small and large ecosystems, this brochure looks at the threats, challenges and possible solutions. (French)
SAGE - final report 2019 - FR - DR Congo
The SAGE - Structure d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Eau project aimed to empower and unite drinking water users to enable sustainable management of (services for) drinking water in Ituri province in DR Congo. The project was ongoing from April 2015 to June 2019. This paper describes and analyzes the entire process of the creation of SAGE. (French)
Manuel de référence pour les Comités de Gestion des réseaux autonomes d’eau potable dans la Province de l’Ituri 2018 - 64 p. - FR
Le manuel est destiné aux comités de l’eau, qu’ils soient ou non membre du Structure d’Appui à la Gestion de l’Eau (SAGE) et plus particulièrement à ceux qui sont responsables du bon fonctionnement au quotidien. En outre, le manuel est utile aux personnes qui supervisent les Comités de Gestion, par ex emple les conseils d’administration et ses membres pour mieux comprendre leur fonctionnement et ainsi mieux surveiller et contrôler le fonctionnement des membres qu’ils ont nommés.
Toolbox for drinking water committees 2019 - FR
Drinking water committees have taken their place in Benin, but they still face many problems, especially in the area of administration. Join For Water put together a toolbox of resources to make their work easier to structure and to ensure users' rights. (French)
Faecal Sludge Management in Toamasina, Madagascar and Bamako, Mali 2018 - 12 p. - EN
For many years Protos has been working with local authorities, strategic partner organisations and communities in developing countries to end open air defecation while promoting basic sanitation. As a result, many households use latrines. In urban areas this resulted in a new challenge, because while latrine pits fill up, emptying services are non-existent or poorly organised. This article is about Protos’ experiences with faecal sludge management in Toamasina, Madagascar, and in Bamako, Mali.
Ecological water quality assessment of the Mpanga catchment, Western Uganda 2016 - 37 p. - EN
The present study was conducted to support management activities in the Mpanga catchment by providing an overview on the current ecological quality state of streams and rivers within the catchment. Good ecological quality is needed to maintain the integrity of a river system and depends on the preservation of natural (chemical and biological) conditions of the water and the surrounding environment. To assess the ecological state of the Mpanga, chemical, biological and hydromorphological data were collected in the streams within its catchment area. The study area includes the Mpanga’s headwaters at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, the urbanised area of Fort Portal, the tea estates area downstream of Fort Portal and the downstream area in Kamwenge district until shortly before the joint of Mpanga with Lake George. Knowledge on potential human pressures and impacts on the Mpanga river ecosystem allowed to set up a monitoring map including key locations where these pressures can be assessed.
Procesos de incidencia politica y concrecion de mecanismos de politica pública local sectorial en agua y saneamiento 2017 - Ecuador - SP
Procesos de incidencia politica y concrecion de mecanismos de politica pública local sectorial en agua y saneamiento - Propuesta de modelo de gestión para agua y saneamiento en el cantón Quilanga
Évaluation finaleCollaborer pour l ́eau, pour un futur durable Programme 2017 –2021 - 40 p. - FR
Join For Water's 'Collaborate for Water, for a Sustainable Future' program was implemented from January 2017 to December 2021. The overall goal of the program is inclusive and sustainable access to quality water and sanitation services to improve the socio-economic status of all, which will enable men and women to sustain themselves, build resilience, and enable them to develop and make their own choices. This final evaluation is an assisted self-assessment at the 6-country level (Uganda, Burundi, DRC, Benin, Mali and Haiti). (French)