Water and Sanitation Services: Public Policy and Management


José Esteban Castro and Léo Heller (Eds.), ISBN: 978-1-84407-656-7, Water and Sanitation Services: Public Policy and Management, London and Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2009; Routledge, 2012. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.55854. Also available as electronic book.


Commendations of the book

“I am most impressed by the range and profile of the topics and contributors. There is a growing awareness that solving water and sanitation problems involves more than pipes and valves – human behaviour and institutions are important components of the package.” – Sandy Cairncross, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

“This book will be very timely…The emphasis of the book is absolutely correct, linking the technologies to the sociocultural, political, economic and planning aspects of water and sanitation services.” – Duncan Mara, University of Leeds, UK

“The book will be of great interest to advanced students, researchers, professionals, and NGOs in many disciplines, including public policy and planning, environmental science, environmental sociology, history of technology, civil and environmental engineering, public health, and development studies.” – Richard H. McCuen, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, USA

“By delving into the book more deeply, the reader is provided with a rich and deep source of information, analysis and advice for all who are committed to improving access to and the quality of water and sanitation services.” – David Sutherland, ATKINS, Waterlines


Book reviews

Review by Luiz Roberto Santos Moraes (in Portuguese), Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental, Vol. 14, No 2, 2009. Access it here.

Review by Ilana Cohen, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 29, No 3, 2013, pp. 497-500. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2013.768942. Access it here.

Review by Eduardo Marques, Brazilian Political Science Review, Vol. 8, No 2, 2014. DOI: 10.1590/1981-38212014000100015. Access it here.

Review of the Portuguese version of the book, by Mariana Gutierres Arteiro da Paz, Ambiente e Sociedade, Vol. 18, No 1, 2015. DOI: 10.1590/1809-4422ASOC1252V1812015. Access it here.