SolutionMUS Planning

Planning, the cornerstone of SolutionMUS, includes two key components: participatory assessments and flexible design.


A participatory, holistic assessment provides an effective foundation for SolutionMUS. An assessment should cover:

  • The full range of people’s current and projected water needs
  • Existing water services and infrastructure (and their condition)
  • Existing water resources now and under future climate scenarios
  • Opportunities to enhance the value of water services through specific complementary health, livelihood and environment programs

Good design meets the priority needs identified during assessment with built-in flexibility to accommodate current and future conditions. The design process focuses on

  • Integrated, appropriate and sustainable water services that meet demands for domestic and priority productive water uses.
  • Complementary health, livelihood and environmental programs that address poverty issues and promote sustainable services.