Use of Water Safety Plans
INDICATOR PHRASING: % of supported Water Management Groups that have developed and actively use Water Safety Plans for their communal water sources
What is its purpose?
The indicator measures the proportion of community-based groups, responsible for ensuring the desired quality and availability of drinking water, which effectively fulfil their key responsibilities. It is among the main pre-conditions for the sustainability of supported water sources.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:
1) Define what the supported Water Management Groups need to accomplish in order to be considered as “actively using Water Safety Plans”. This can be, for example:
- Implementing at least a certain percentage (or type) of the activities planned for the assessed period
- Achieving at least a certain percentage of targets planned for the assessed period
2) Prepare simple checklists that will help you monitor the extent to which the requirement activities / targets (or any other requirements) were completed.
3) Conduct key informant interviews with the Water Management Groups’ members. Where relevant, complement them through observations assessing whether the activities / targets were completed, reviews of relevant documentation, and other sources of information.
4) Count the number of Water Management Groups that completed the targets / activities specified in point 1.
5) To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of Groups that completed the targets / activities by the total number of surveyed Groups. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.