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Field Implementation | Ghana | Field Insight
March 2014

Cluster Management in Ghana

By: Safe Water Network | Joseph Ampadu-Boakye


Safe Water Network analyzes two case studies in Atebubu and Oyibi to comprehend the pros and cons of operating water systems in geographic clusters under centralized management. Water service management is most successful when there are effective partnerships between community-level and cluster-level stakeholders. Management capacity is most successful when there are clear responsibilities between partners.  

Establishing a Cluster Water Management Committee 

Based on the case study reviews, our objective was to create a Cluster Water Management Committee (CWMC), an approach modeled on the successfully implemented Watsan Committee structure. CWMCs are tasked with the management, operator training, and site expansion. 

Safe Water Network analyzes two case studies in Atebubu and Oyibi to comprehend the pros and cons of operating water systems in geographic clusters under centralized management. Water service management is most successful when there are effective partnerships between community-level and cluster-level stakeholders. Management capacity is most successful when there are clear responsibilities between partners.  

Establishing a Cluster Water Management Committee 

Based on the case study reviews, our objective was to create a Cluster Water Management Committee (CWMC), an approach modeled on the successfully implemented Watsan Committee structure. CWMCs are tasked with the management, operator training, and site expansion.