Studies and reports
“PROTOS and the Millennium Development Goals”
A leaflet which clearly shows the link between water and the other Millennium goals: PROTOS en de Millenniumdoelstellingen (217 KB) (“PROTOS and the Millennium Development Goals”: only available in Dutch).
On WWD 2008, Cheick Kamissoko, our program responsable in Mali, wrote about "Le delta intérieur du Niger est une zone inondée mais là on peut mourir de soif" (150 KB) (only available in Dutch and French).
On WWD 2006 Jean-Baptiste Chavannes, our correspondent in Haiti, founder of our partner MPP, wrote about the Water problems in Haiti (30 KB)(available in Dutch and French).
More information on "2015 time is running out", a partnership of about 20 NGOs concerning the Millennium goals.
Climat, Eau & Développement
In November 2008 PROTOS published a brochure : Climat, Eau & Développement ("Climate, Water and Development") only available in Dutch and in French).
A summary of this brochure is available in English. This summary was published in Dutch in ARGUS Milieumagazine (yr 7/no1-jan-feb-mar 2009).
L'objectif de ce manuel est de donner aux formateurs des enseignants et des enfants des indications, étape par étape, leur permettant d’introduire le programme appelé ‘Enfant Formateur’ dans leurs communautés.
“Water en conflicten” (“Water and conflicts”: only available in Dutch).
With the realisation of a brochure about "water en conflicten" (1,5 MB) PROTOS wishes to contribute to the discussion concerning the world-wide water problems and the imminent conflicts regarding water.
Basic information concerning water and the GATS negotiations.
- Water and free trade according to the GATS’ agreements, basic information, September 2003, 27 p., English. (200 KB)
Cooperation between water actors in the OECD-countries
The study below aims at drawing lessons from experiences in other OECD countries where by cooperation, several water actors want to contribute to improved drinking water and sanitation supplies in the developing countries.
Studie van buitenlandse initiatieven van samenwerking tussen wateractoren voor ontwikkeling. Een studie voor het Vlaams Partnerschap Water voor Ontwikkeling, september 2004, 56 p.Dutch. (230 KB)
(“Study of foreign initiatives of cooperation between water actors for development. A study for the Vlaams Partnerschap voor Ontwikkeling, september 2004, 56p”).
Region-specific information on West-Africa, Haiti, Ecuador, Great Lakes; publications and software; Internet sites; new technologies.
- PROTOS Updates sur l’eau n°1, June 2004, 16 p., French. (100 KB)
- PROTOS Updates sur l’eau n°2, March 2005, 10 p., French-English. (100 KB)
- PROTOS Updates sur l'eau n°3, April 2006, 11p., French-English. (100 KB)
Maîtrise d'ouvrage: local client-contractorship
PROTOS appui a la MDO rapport final mars 2006 (722 KB) (Français)
PROTOS appui MDO Final report - report Uganda (662 KB) (English)
PROTOS appui MDO rapport final - rapport Burundi (3,5 MB) (Français)
PROTOS appui MDO rapport final - rapport Bénin (553 KB) (Français)
PROTOS appui MDO rapport Final - rapport Mali (835 KB) (Français)
PROTOS appui MDO rapport final - rapport Ecuador (310 KB) (Nederlands)
PROTOS appui MDO rapport final - rapport Haïti (869 KB) (Français)
"SubSurface Dams, a simple, safe and affordable technology for pastoralists."
SubSurface Dams hold the water under the ground for the Turkana nomads in Kenya.
The dams are constructed under the ground in intermittent rivers. They form a reservoir under the ground and don’t suffer from evaporation losses. The Turkana nomads who depend from their livestock for survival have been learning this original technique from "Vétérinaires Sans Frontières".
The experiences of "Vétérinaires Sans Frontières" are capitalised in English, together with PROTOS:
SubSurface Dams, a simple, safe and affordable technology for pastoralists (pdf 1.3 MB) English only.
“The drinking water supply in Flanders from 1800 to the present day: the drinking water supply in Flanders by intercommunal organisations can inspire local government in the South.”
Local government authorities in the South are currently faced with the need to organize the drinking water supply themselves as a result of the decentralization process which in most cases has either recently been implemented or is planned to be soon. Decentralization shifts this responsibility from central government to local government. Both the municipalities and the community-based organizations involved are currently looking for models how to organize drinking water supply in a decentralized manner. Under pressure from international moneylenders the municipalities or cities of the South are often influenced to opt for outsourcing this service, or large parts of it, to the private sector.
The public organization of the drinking water supply in Flanders and Belgium can serve as an inspiration to the South. All Belgians have access to drinking water at a social acceptable price.
An important stimulus was the initiative of the national government to promote cooperation between the municipalities, which resulted in the formation of the intercommunal (intermunicipal) drinking water organisations. By putting together their forces, there came a fairly rapid growth in building infrastructure for the drinking water distribution and the management and servicing improved considerably.
This study categorizes different mechanisms on local financing of water and sanitation in the South.