DW AngolaWater & Sanitation

Water & Sanitation

DW is the leading actor in the water and sanitation sector in Angola, with ongoing programmes in Luanda, Huambo, Bie and Cabinda. DW has been involved in both programme implementation research and policy development in the sector since 1987. DW has been commissioned to do major studies for the World bank in the sector in 1995, 1998 and 2008 and is currently
collaborating the National Water and Sanitation Directorate as part of the "Water for All" programme.

DW has been working in partnership with government, water authorities and local consumers to successfully enhance the quality and quantity of water and make it more affordable for communities in both peri-urban and rural areas. Over 1000 water systems have been implemented with local communities and currently DW is working to support the Government in building capacity in community water management across the country.


Allan Cain - The Challenges of Community Water Management

Thursday, 28 August, 2014
More than a third of Luandans do not have access to drinking water. The informal water market in Luanda, pumping river water into water trucks to sell and then re-sell in city bairros, brings in more than 250 million dollars a year, according to a recent study by Development Workshop. On August 28, 2014 DW director and founder, Allan Cain, spoke to the Angola Field Group about the serious...

O Modelo de Gestão Comunitária de Água

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
O Modelo de Gestão Comunitária de Água - MoGeCA - privilegia na sua abordagem o envolvimento dos grupos locais na negociação, construção e gestão dos pontos de água, como pressuposto básico para promover o desenvolvimento local. A gestão comunitária é aqui definida como sendo uma forma de cooperação entre a comunidade e o governo ‐ administrações locais e a Direcção Provincial de Energia e Águas...

Integrated Community Water-Sanitation for Luanda

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013
Development Workshop's water team met with USAID on June 11, 2013 to report on the Integrated Community Water-Sanitation Program for Luanda.    

Kupapatas “zungam” água potável

Monday, 6 May, 2013
Numa ronda efectuada em alguns bairros periféricos da cidade capital, onde a actividade é desenvolvida com maior frequência, a reportagem VIDA constatou que os Kupapatas exercem este trabalho com sacrifícios que envolvem também grandes riscos, tanto para os passageiros como para os condutores. Os nossos interlocutores foram unânimes em apontar a falta de outro emprego, formal como causa para esta...

Access to Water Through the Informal Water Supply System in Luanda, Angola

Wednesday, 1 December, 2010
This paper analyzes the informal water supply system in Luanda. It focuses on how the inhabitants are being provided with water, and how the informal water supply system influences access to water by the peri-urban inhabitants. By integrating qualitative methods, it turned out that access to water through the informal water supply system is not only influenced by price and distribution, but also...

Model of Community Water Management: Good practice in the musseques of Luanda

Monday, 1 January, 2007
The Luanda Urban Poverty Programme (LUPP) has demonstrated that the Community Management Model for Water is viable and economically sustainable. The Model was developed and tested by LUPP in order to address the key problems related to water supply in peri-urban, low income and densely populated areas. The management and maintenance of this model is carried out at the local level by community...

O Modelo Comunitário para Saneamento Familiar: Boas Práticas Nos Musseques de Luanda

Monday, 1 January, 2007
As latrinas são consideradas como uma solução para o inadequado saneamento das populosas cidades de Angola, onde não há possibilidade de desenvolver um sistema de esgotos num futuro próximo. O sistema de esgotos de Luanda serve apenas a cidade do “asfalto” e, mesmo aí, o seu funcionamento é deficiente.

Community Model for Household Sanitation: Good Practice In The Musseques Of Luanda

Monday, 1 January, 2007
The lack of sanitation in the peri-urban settlements of Angola’s cities encourages open-air defecation, which in turn leads to the rapid transmission of various diarrhoeal diseases. The mortality rate in peri-urban informal settlements can be more than 20 times the rate in the centre of Luanda where there is better water supply and sanitation. Latrines are recognised by Luanda Urban Poverty...

Luanda Informal Water Sector Study Service Provision for the Peri-Urban Poor in Post-Conflict Angola (Draft Report)

Monday, 1 January, 2007
The interest underpinning this research deals with development a better understanding of the informal supply of water and how it has evolved since DW research in 1995 – and how it is likely to evolve and react to improved formal, regular water supply systems; understand better how institutional capacity can best be developed, especially at the interface between water companies and community;...

Modelo de Gestão Comunitária de Água: Boas Praticas Nos Musseques de Luanda

Sunday, 1 January, 2006
O Programa de Luta Contra a Pobreza Urbana (LUPP) demonstrou que o Modelo de Gestão Comunitária de Água é viável e economicamente sustentável. O Modelo foi desenvolvido e testado pelo LUPP e vem responder a um problema chave ligado ao abastecimento de água nas áreas peri urbanas de baixo rendimento densamente povoadas. A gestão e manutenção deste modelo é feita a nível local por grupos...

Rapid Water Resources and Water Use Assessment for Angola Report

Saturday, 1 January, 2005
The potential of renewable water resources of Angola is not known with sufficient accuracy, mostly due to lack of data. Almost all of the 189 hydrometric stations in operation at independence in 1975 were abandoned during the years of civil war. The same is the case for data on total water use, water consumption, and future water demand. Proper water development planning is thus almost impossible...

Estudo sobre o Consumo de Água Nos Chafarizes em Luanda: Projecto de Serviços Comunitários Sustentáveis

Thursday, 1 April, 2004
O estudo para avaliar o consumo per capita diário foi realizado de 19 a 30 de Maio de 2004. O principal propósito foi de estabelecer um quadro comparativo do consumo per capita diário dos agregados familiares residentes na área do projecto. A base comparativa do estudo consistiu na consulta de documentos existentes e na realização de noventa e nove inquéritos individuais.

Water Vendors & their Clients Baseline Study

Wednesday, 1 May, 2002
The Sustainable Community Services Programme is a three year project (1999 to 2003) within the Luanda Urban Poverty Programme (LUPP) funded by the Department for International Development, UK. The aim of the programme is to develop and test sustainable basic service models that contribute to poverty alleviation in Luanda’s overcrowded peri-urban bairros. This paper is based on the analyses of the...

Basic Service Provision for the Urban Poor - The Experience of DW in Angola

Tuesday, 1 January, 2002
This is one of ten case studies that were part of an International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) research programm on "Urban Poverty Reduction Programmes: Lessons of Experience". This paper describes the water and sanitation programmes that the NGO Development Workshop has developed in Luanda over the last 15 years, working with community organizations, local government and the...

Building Civil Society Starting With The Basics - Sustainable Community Services in Luanda

Tuesday, 1 January, 2002
Since the early 1990s, DW has implemented a series of successful programmes in the shanty towns to improve access to basic services. To date, DW has built 220 water standpipes, which bring clean and affordable water to around 120,000 people. To address the sanitation problem, DW has helped build close to 10,000 latrines, and pioneered solutions for solid waste removal. The central strategy is to...

DW Occasional Paper No. 3: War and Water - Evolution and Impact of Water Supply Interventions in Huambo Since 1985

Friday, 1 June, 2001
DW "inherited” an emergency water project in Angola from the International Committee of the Red Cross at the beginning of 1997. We deliberately use the word “inherit” because the transfer of responsibility for the project included the transfer of trained staff, vehicles and equipment. A common donor, Swiss Humanitarian Aid, facilitated the transfer of project management from the ICRC to DW. When...

Turning on the Taps - lessons in service delivery and democracy in Luanda, Angola

Tuesday, 1 May, 2001
This is a report based on a seminar hosted by One World Action in May 2001 which brought together some 50 participants- practitioners from local and international non-governmental organisations working in Angola, and representatives from European government agencies, research institutions and private companies. The central purpose of the seminar was to discuss the challenge of ‘how to strengthen...

Community Consultation & Willingness to Pay for Basic Water Services

Monday, 1 March, 1999
DW was sub-contracted in 1998 to develop the “Community Water” component of the current project of the Luanda Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Engineering (IRE) Project by the World Bank and the Provincial Government of Luanda. This report is on the Field Work Programme, a Quantitative Questionnaire Survey and Community Consultation carried out by DW.  

Consulta Comunitaria e a Vontade a Pagar Para Serviços Básicos de Água

Thursday, 1 January, 1998
DW foi sub-contratada em 1998 para desenvolver o componente de "Community Water" do projeto atual da Água e Saneamento de Luanda Reabilitação de infra-estrutura e Engenharia de Projetos (IRE) pelo Banco Mundial e do Governo Provincial de Luanda. Este relatório é sobre o programa de trabalho de campo, um questionário quantitativo e Consulta Comunitária realizado pela DW.

Scavenger Study: An Overview of Scavenging in Luanda

Monday, 7 July, 1997
In July 1997 Development Workshop carried out a study on scavenging activities in the city of Luanda. The study was performed to gather concrete and accurate information on scavenging activities and to dispel misconceptions. No previous studies of this nature are known. The objective of the study was to identify which items are being scavenged, who is scavenging and under what circumstances,...