Development of a methodology which allows for the post-conflict systems to be fully analysed by combining traditional surveying methods, such as Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) surveys, with quantitative technical tools, such as Case Based Reasoning (CBR).
The University of Edinburgh and Concern Worldwide will work together to develop a methodology for analysing existing water supply systems. This will be used to highlight important innovations and alterations that could be made to traditional engineering practice in post-disaster interventions. The resulting research findings will be widely shared with the international humanitarian community. The methodology will be particularly beneficial for analysing any technical intervention, such as sanitation, shelter or energy technologies, carried out in post-disaster situations.
Innovation Phases Description:
Since our most recent blog the research team has been primarily field based in some of the more remote regions of Tonkolili, in Sierra Leone.View
This blog will introduce the fundamental concepts of Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) and why we have chosen to use this method to help identify complex trends in both the social and technical factors that lead to the failure of rural water supply schemes.View
Our research team, from Edinburgh University, have been working since February on analysing failure in water supply systems in Sierra Leone. Before we arrived in Sierra Leone we were already aware that this country had significant problems.View
We have conducted a number of focus group discussions (FGDs) in several villages, previously surveyed. Questions range from what is safe drinking water to what are the responsibilities of the water user committee and their interactions with the community.View
When water supply systems fail such as wells or boreholes, an entire community can be effected. Water supply system failure is inevitable in areas where upkeep is rare. What is disconcerting about this is that when systems fail, they remain in a perpetual state of failure.View
After roughly ten days of work on the household and community surveys, which included a few test runs, we have begun to carry them out in villagesView
The HIF grant will fund all field research carried out to determine and develop an innovative methodology for analysing the impact of post-conflict water systems in this district.View
You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The Elrha website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:Windows
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.