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The contribution of WRC research to sustainable municipal wastewater and sanitation services
Expanded Title:Local government is a key stakeholder of the Water Research Commission (WRC). It is therefore critical for the WRC to get insight into how its research products rate in terms of awareness, uptake and impact in the municipal environment and hence the contribution that these products make to sustainable wastewater and sanitation services. The study aimed to: • Give the WRC insight into the factors that shape the use of research-based knowledge in the municipal environment; • Give the WRC insight into the uptake and impact of its research products in wastewater and sanitation services; and • Identify success stories and map opportunities. A better understanding of the knowledge needs, knowledge sources and knowledge use of municipal officials will also add value to the actions of all sector partners and municipalities to improve and sustain water and sanitation services. This document reports on the primary research, which comprised qualitative interviews with 108 municipal officials working in wastewater and sanitation services and 70 self-completed questionnaires. The purposeful sample of 22 municipalities represented all nine provinces and included six Metros, seven B1, four B2, four B3 and one C2 municipality. The details of the sampling criteria appear in the report. A tool was developed to analyse the correlation/interaction between municipalities' performance journey and the way that they engage with knowledge in terms of knowledge needs, knowledge gaps, knowledge sources and knowledge use.
Date Published:01/09/2016
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Wastewater Management - Sewers, Sanitation - Waterborne sanitation
Document Keywords:Municipality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:2476/1/16
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0830-2
Authors:Slabbert S
Project No:K5/2476
Originator:WRC
Organizations:Sarah Slabbert Associates
Document Size:2 105 KB
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