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.


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,...

Development Workshop (1996) Managing Public Water Standposts

Wednesday, 1 May, 1996
The provision of safe and convenient potable water has been an important aspect of development programmes in the developing countries since the 1950s. Unprecedented attention was focused on this sector during the United Nations Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation2 ( UN water decade) in 1980-1990. The UN Water Decade stated that "All peoples, whatever their stages of development and their social...

Project pour L´amelioration des conditions de vie des habitants des musseques de Ngola Kiluanje

Sunday, 1 October, 1995
Environ trois quart de la population de Luanda  (2,5 mlllions] habitent les musseques (quartiers  lnforrnels] périurbains. Ces communautés ne  bénéficient pas - ou três peu - d'infrastructures,  les services publics ne fonctionnant qu'au  minimum dons les domaines de la santé et de  l'éducction. La guerre civile a par ailleurs  aggravé cette situation, Luanda...

Programme d´Urgence Pour la Prevention du Cholera

Sunday, 1 October, 1995
Les trois quart des habitants de Luanda (2,5 millions) habitent les musseques (quartiers informels) périurbains. Ces communautés ne bénéficient pas - ou três peu - d'lnfrosfrucíures, les services publics ne fonctionnant qu'ou minimum dons les domaines de la santé et de l'éducotlon, ce qui est propice ou dévelopement du choléra. Le projet concerne 3 bairros (zones administratives), dons...

Water Supply and Sanitation in Luanda: Informal Sector Study and Beneficiary Assessment

Thursday, 1 June, 1995
Final Report prepared for the World Bank by DW, designed to examine the water and sanitation sectors in Luanda from the perspective of the consumers of these services. It is a departure from other work, which has concentrated on the formal infrastructure for water distribution, sewerage and solid waste disposal. As well as reporting on current practices in water and sanitation in Luanda, this...

Emergency Sanitation for Luanda's Musseques - DW 1989

Friday, 10 November, 1989
Angola, along with Mozambique, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan, has in recent years been one of the nations targeted in the "Emergency Plan for Africa." The long-term urban crisis in Angola's capital Luanda has been exacerbated during “Emergency” by the influx of Displaced Persons comings in areas destabilised by insurgents. Ongoing cycles of political disruption and localized rural drought dating...

Apresentação Lançamento do Projecto Okavango - Projecto “Serviços de Água, Saneamento e Higiene Geridos pela Comunidade - Província do Bié, Angola”

Projecto “Serviços de Água, Saneamento e Higiene Geridos pela Comunidade - Província do Bié, Angola” Angola” A Development Workshop Angola (DW) em parceria com a Empresa Pública de Águas e Saneamento do Bié (EPAS) deu início ao lançamento oficial do projecto “Serviços de Água, Saneamento e Higiene Geridos pela Comunidade - Província do Bié, Angola”, em cerimónia oficial realizada na cidade do...