Sep 28, 2015


The issue with sustainable development became a subject of debate around 1970’s. It is a concept that was mainly allied within the interest of protecting the environment by Safeguarding natural resources and ecological system. The United Nations (1987) defined sustainable development as that development that meets the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. In the same vein Sustainable water supply system has been define by different authors from different perspective, and almost all the definitions are relatively based on same factors such as financing, cost of operations and maintenance, external assistance and continued flow of benefits over a long period of time (Parry-Jones et al., 2001). Black (1998) posited that achieving sustainable water supply strongly defends on sources of fund for services delivery, the needs to make project self-sufficient, and cost sharing among users. In their own study Tadess et al. (2013) argued that the grasp of sustainability in water supply enthrals the realization of enduring beneficial services in urbanite water supply services. Accordingly adopting a dedicated concept as a framework is very crucial in order to paved ground for accomplishing sustainable water supply scheme. Ample researchers have either developed or adopted similar conceptual framework purposely to show-case the significance of sustainability in water supply system. Over the years this conceptualized framework has been shared by many other scholars since it has five key dimensions which are financial, technical, environmental, social, and organizational (Abrams, 1998). By this framework sustainable water supply is subject to changes over a long period of time since all the listed factors are collaborative and they also defend on one another. In addition all stakeholders must be willing to work together, stakeholders here includes communities, government, non-governmental organization (NGO) and most importantly private sector partners in form of partnerships (Harvey et al., 2002).

The above statements are abstracts of an article, Abdelnaser Omran, Abdullahi Nafiu Zadawa, Auwalu Sani Shehu & Abdul Aziz Hussin, APPLICATION OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS PROCUREMENT OPTION FOR SUSTAINABLE  DEVELOPMENT OF WATER SUPPLY PROJECT IN BAUCHI CITY METROPOLIS, NIGERIA, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of ACADEMIC RESEARCH Vol. 7. No. 2. Iss.1. March, 2015, pp. 218-226.

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