Domestic Water Service Delivery Indicators

Calls for improved international water service monitoring systems advocate the use of multiple indicators, yet few systems have been tested or compared. In the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, we review the benefits and challenges of commonly recommended water service indicators, including service type, safety, quantity, accessibility, equity, affordability and reliability. We find evidence on the importance of each and substantive interdependencies among them, highlighting the value in an index of indicators critical to health and well-being that tracks the quality of service.

Kayser, Georgia L, Patrick Moriarty, Catarina Fonseca, and Jamie Bartram. 2013. “Domestic Water Service Delivery Indicators and Frameworks for Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy and Planning: A Review .” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2013 (10) (October 11): 4812–4835.doi:10.3390/ijerph10104812.