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dc.contributor.advisor Abdelhalim, Khaled Alia, Tamer 2019-01-21T07:21:03Z 2019-01-21T22:00:16Z Spring 2018 en_US 2019-01-21
dc.description.abstract Water is life and Egypt faces an ongoing problem of unsafe water quality. People, especially in rural areas, are becoming ill and might not even be aware it is partially due unclean water they are consuming. This is a qualitative study that, from both social and public health lenses, aims at comparing the perception of families in Egyptian villages (end users) towards the water they are receiving in their homes with the situation as described (and seen by the author) by the service provider (government) within the entire process of clean water provision. In-depth interviews were conducted with families from three villages in Upper Egypt, government employees and a project manager from a non-profit organization that has carried out water projects with the government. Additionally, four samples of water were taken from the villages and tested to compare results with international standards. The analysis of the data is divided into themes under the main sections of end users and service provider. Findings reveal the reality of contaminated water despite the presence of water treatment stations. Further investigation is needed into the effectiveness of water treatment stations and into new low-tech solutions to ensure the safety of drinking water provision. en_US
dc.format.extent 84 p. en_US
dc.format.medium monographs en_US
dc.format.medium interviews en_US
dc.format.medium journals (periodicals) en_US
dc.format.medium papers (document genres) en_US
dc.format.medium reports en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject water en_US
dc.subject qualitative en_US
dc.subject public administration en_US
dc.subject comparative en_US
dc.subject potable water en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Potable water quality issues in Upper Egypt: a comparative qualitative study on drinking water quality in the rural villages of Minya, Upper Egypt en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Public Administration en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Jaskolski, Tina
dc.contributor.committeeMember Barsoum, Ghada

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