A model for sustainable management of water infrastructure in Ugandan refugee settlements and hosting areas
Action Against Hunger commissioned this study to provide recommendations to the Ugandan humanitarian water sector on the most appropriate management system for refugee hosting districts for long-term sustainability, taking into account projected life-cycle costs (capital expenditure, operation and maintenance – O&M – and capital maintenance expenditure – CapManEx). This report should be viewed as a complement to an earlier and broader scoping study commissioned by Oxfam. This study, however, focuses on water supplies in two refugee hosting districts (Arua and Kiryandongo) and provides a review of existing O&M approaches and lessons learnt, and reports on existing water infrastructure systems in the focus districts. In consultation with key stakeholders, a management model for long-term sustainability of the water infrastructure in refugee hosting area was developed, drawing on the recommendations within the Oxfam study, and presented at a dissemination workshop 6th of March 2018. As part of the development process of the model, the potential of Cash Based Incentives and the role of possible commercial orientated actors in managing the water systems were explored.