Technical standards for small piped water supply in Cambodia
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South partner(s) : ISEA
Since the last 10 years, the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia is working to improve access to drinking water. The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH), which oversees the management networks distribution water supply for urban areas and small towns, is working on the legal framework and on regulation tools for the sector. To date, nearly 400 Water Supplier Providers (formal and informal) are present in the territory. The analysis of current existing infrastructure reveals, significantly, poorly designed systems and construction mistakes. As part of our institutional support and, more generally, the development strategy of the drinking water sector, with the support of the World Health Organization, technical guidelines and specifications were proposed to define rules and good practices for a sustainable drinking water project. These documents are particularly dedicated to Water Supplier Providers to assist them on their technical choices (with an indicative financial estimation) and to explain the solutions available to create a drinking water supply system; these documents also aim to support authorities on their regulatory role.