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No One Left Behind

Good Practices to Ensure Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation in the Pan-European Region

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This publication presents good practices and lessons learned from throughout the pan-European region on the policies and measures to be enacted to provide equitable access to water and sanitation. It distinguishes three key dimensions of equitable access: geographical disparities; specific barriers faced by vulnerable and marginalized groups; and affordability concerns. A range of available policy options to fight inequities in each of those key dimensions are presented. The examples contained in this publication should support and encourage policy and decision makers at the national and local levels, as well as private and public operators, non-governmental organizations, international donors and other concerned actors to review and, where appropriate, replicate or adapt existing approaches and put in place new or additional measures, to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation.

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Reducing geographical disparities

The levels of service received by users in different geographical areas within the same country can be very different. Access to improved water and sanitation in rural areas in the pan-European region is 10% lower than for urban areas. Access and price gaps between geographical areas can be attributed to underlying cost structures but also to political influence and decisions.

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