Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio's scientific contributions

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This book explores the links between global reform in public services towards accountability through local and community-driven development (LCDD) and trends towards more accountability in water services in rural and periurban areas in developing countries. The book’s proposition is that the new approach of multiple use water services (MUS) is the...

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... MUWS can be defined as a participatory, poverty-focused approach to providing water for domestic and productive uses. The concept encompasses the deployment of infrastructure that meets multiple needs, as well as the principle of empowering water users, through community-driven processes, to influence the planning, design and delivery of such infrastructure (Clement et al., 2019;Van Koppen et al., 2014). MUWS in Nepal originated as an option to provide reliable water for domestic and small-scale vegetable cultivation in hilly rainfed farming systems, especially for women farmers. ...
... These include domestic (drinking, washing, cooking and sanitation) and productive uses, such as small-scale irrigation, livestock watering, post-harvest processing or micro-enterprises. In most rural areas of the developing countries, people use the water for different purposes from a (Koppen, 2004). As Mentesnot et al., (2005) described, these kind of water uses are called interacting systems, which means using the water from one reservoir for different purposes. ...