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3rd International Rainwater Cistern Systems Conference
Khon Kaen, Thailand - January, 1987

Section D: Policy and Planning

Paper D.6

The Strategic Objectives of RWCS in Drinking Water Supply

Yu-Si Fok
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Researcher, Water Resources Research Centre
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


The strategic objectives of rain water cistern system (RWCS) In drinking water supply for rural areas are presented and discussed in this paper. Strategic objectives have been classified to address the international drinking water supply and sanitation decade (IDWSSD), the finances of RWCS development, operation, and maintenance, as well as public health education, and social well-being of the future .

The importance of solving the problems of drinking water supply and the safe disposal of human waste simultaneously, are first addressed, the finance strategy for RWCS development, operation, and maintenance follows, and finally, the public health education and social. well-being aspects are presented. The future of RWCS concludes the discussion.

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