Date of Award




Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Content Description

1 online resource (xi, 103 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map.

Dissertation/Thesis Chair

Lloyd R. Wilson


Government Legislations, Potable water, Water Disinfection, Water Distribution, Water Pollution, Water Systems, Water-supply, Water security, Drinking water, Water, Water-supply engineering, Water demand management

Subject Categories

Environmental Health | Public Health


Providing quantity and quality potable water in Uganda and other developing countries is still significantly problematic. This project aimed at identifying and prioritizing possible actions on how sustainable and high quality potable water in Uganda's water supply systems could be improved. A review of both the current water supply systems and Ugandan government programs was completed in an effort to describe the existing state of Uganda's water supply. Aspects of quantity, quality, treatment methods, infrastructure, storage and distribution of water for the different water systems were assessed. These characteristics were compared to water supply systems and regulations in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, so as to come up with feasible recommendations on the potential opportunities for improving Uganda's water supplies.