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Sustainability and scale-up of household water treatment and safe storage practices: Enablers and barriers to effective implementation.
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2015 Nov; 218(8):704-13.IJ

Abstract

Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) provides a solution, when employed correctly and consistently, for managing water safety at home. However, despite years of promotion by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments and others, boiling is the only method to achieve scale. Many HWTS programs have reported strong initial uptake and use that then decreases over time. This study maps out enablers and barriers to sustaining and scaling up HWTS practices. Interviews were carried out with 79 practitioners who had experience with HWTS programs in over 25 countries. A total of 47 enablers and barriers important to sustaining and scaling up HWTS practices were identified. These were grouped into six domains: user guidance on HWTS products; resource availability; standards, certification and regulations; integration and collaboration; user preferences; and market strategies. Collectively, the six domains cover the major aspects of moving products from development to the consumers. It is important that each domain is considered in all programs that aim to sustain and scale-up HWTS practices. Our findings can assist governments, NGOs, and other organizations involved in HWTS to approach programs more effectively and efficiently.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Rosenau Hall, CB No. 7431, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.The Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Rosenau Hall, CB No. 7431, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Box 870205, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.PATH, 2201 Westlake Ave Ste. 200, Seattle, WA 98121, USA.UNICEF Headquarters, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA.The Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Rosenau Hall, CB No. 7431, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Electronic address: jbartram@unc.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25865927

Citation

Ojomo, Edema, et al. "Sustainability and Scale-up of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Practices: Enablers and Barriers to Effective Implementation." International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, vol. 218, no. 8, 2015, pp. 704-13.
Ojomo E, Elliott M, Goodyear L, et al. Sustainability and scale-up of household water treatment and safe storage practices: Enablers and barriers to effective implementation. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2015;218(8):704-13.
Ojomo, E., Elliott, M., Goodyear, L., Forson, M., & Bartram, J. (2015). Sustainability and scale-up of household water treatment and safe storage practices: Enablers and barriers to effective implementation. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 218(8), 704-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2015.03.002
Ojomo E, et al. Sustainability and Scale-up of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Practices: Enablers and Barriers to Effective Implementation. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2015;218(8):704-13. PubMed PMID: 25865927.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sustainability and scale-up of household water treatment and safe storage practices: Enablers and barriers to effective implementation. AU - Ojomo,Edema, AU - Elliott,Mark, AU - Goodyear,Lorelei, AU - Forson,Michael, AU - Bartram,Jamie, Y1 - 2015/03/11/ PY - 2014/09/26/received PY - 2015/01/21/revised PY - 2015/03/04/accepted PY - 2015/4/14/entrez PY - 2015/4/14/pubmed PY - 2016/8/2/medline KW - Enablers KW - Household water treatment KW - Point-of-use (POU) KW - Scale-up KW - Sustainability SP - 704 EP - 13 JF - International journal of hygiene and environmental health JO - Int J Hyg Environ Health VL - 218 IS - 8 N2 - Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) provides a solution, when employed correctly and consistently, for managing water safety at home. However, despite years of promotion by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments and others, boiling is the only method to achieve scale. Many HWTS programs have reported strong initial uptake and use that then decreases over time. This study maps out enablers and barriers to sustaining and scaling up HWTS practices. Interviews were carried out with 79 practitioners who had experience with HWTS programs in over 25 countries. A total of 47 enablers and barriers important to sustaining and scaling up HWTS practices were identified. These were grouped into six domains: user guidance on HWTS products; resource availability; standards, certification and regulations; integration and collaboration; user preferences; and market strategies. Collectively, the six domains cover the major aspects of moving products from development to the consumers. It is important that each domain is considered in all programs that aim to sustain and scale-up HWTS practices. Our findings can assist governments, NGOs, and other organizations involved in HWTS to approach programs more effectively and efficiently. SN - 1618-131X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25865927/Sustainability_and_scale_up_of_household_water_treatment_and_safe_storage_practices:_Enablers_and_barriers_to_effective_implementation_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1438-4639(15)00025-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -