Understanding Pastoralists and their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Needs

July 2011

This policy brief summarises the findings from a literature review and research carried out by WaterAid in the districts of Longido and Hanang in northern Tanzania.

It discusses the water needs and sanitation and hygiene practices of pastoralists. It also looks at the impact of Tanzania’s National Water Policy on pastoralists’ access to water and sanitation services.

It concludes with recommendations on how government, civil society organisations (CSOs) and service providers can work more effectively with pastoralist communities. It calls for further research and support to develop water supply, sanitation and hygiene solutions that are in harmony with pastoralist livelihood systems.

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ThemesChallenging contexts, Lifestyles and livelihoods

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