The SWELL programme - Resources

Over the past years, the NGO AWARD (Association for Water and Rural Development) has been working on a programme entitled SWELL (Securing Water to Enhance Local Livelihoods) in ward 16 of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, South Africa. The aim of the programme is to develop an approach for integrated planning of rural water services to …

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Looking at livelihoods strategies of poor rural communities, it becomes evident that people require water for both domestic and productive needs. Access to reliable supplies of water affects a great number of activities, and water availability can provide a wide range of opportunities for the rural poor. However, traditionally, water supply planning has focussed on …

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This case study seeks to understand water services delivery challenges of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in the context of integrated water resources management. It will unpack what is happening and not happening in terms of water services delivery within the IWRM context in Bushbuckridge. It will also attempt to draw out reasons for this situation. …

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The South African NGO Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) has been piloting the implementation of a Multiple Use Services (MUS) approach in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in South Africa. MUS is about water services provision aiming to meet all people’s water demands. The approach is known locally as Securing Water to Enhance Local Livelihoods …

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