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Project year: 2020
Thematic Discussion - Testing sewage for early warnings about COVID-19
To discuss issues of sampling, testing and a standard operating procedure to communicate test results to communities
Background Research from past SARS epidemics has suggested fragments of the viruses from infected human beings are found in wastewater and sewage. These can be isolated and analysed to determine if there are infections in a particular geographic area. In India, this can be especially useful for herd surveillance in densely populated urban …
Project year: 2016
Thematic Discussion - Swachh Bharat (Gramin)
To discuss the topics Policy & Institutions, Open Defecation Free (ODF), Sustainability and Good Practices - 2 years of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)
The first thematic online discussion held under the umbrella of the SuSanA Indian Chapter ran from 29 July – 21 August 2016 on the SuSanA Discussion Forum. This was the first in a series of discussions that will address various aspects of sanitation with a focus on India: Within three weeks the following topics were addressed: 1. …
2017 - 2022
Harnessing WASH resources for Acceleration of SDG Attainment (Malawi)
Aiming to improve governance systems for planning, resourcing, implementation and monitoring for WASH at national and local government levels in Malawi by 2021.
In a context where resources are limited and fragmented, government led integrated planning, performance monitoring and accountability becomes very key in ensuring optimisation of outcomes and value for money. Malawi is a country that heavily depends on foreign support accounting for 80% of its WASH financing. This is invested outside of the …
2016 - 2019
Burie Integrated and sustainable WASH project (Ethiopia)
The goal of the program is to contribute to improving health and well-being of people, especially marginalized groups (communities, pregnant women and school children), through improved access to sustainable WASH services in Ethiopia.
The goal of the program is to contribute to improving health and well-being of people, especially marginalized groups (communities, pregnant women and school children), through improved access to sustainable WASH services in Ethiopia. The Burie sustainable and integrated WASH program is a three year program that will improve the overall WASH …
2018 - 2021
Addressing WASH crisis in Mirpur for garments workers (Bangladesh)
Lindex will support WaterAid to improve WASH services for slum dwellers in Mirpur. Water and sanitation facilities will be provided and hygiene behaviour improved, in the community and schools. Women & girls will play a key role in achieving change.
Poor access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities is a reality in the Mirpur slums situated at North Dhaka City Corporation in Bangladesh, an area in which a majority of the community members work in one of the many garment factories. This affects everyone and especially women and girls. In Bangladesh, women and girls are responsible …
2017 - 2018
WASH interventions in schools, health and community - Grand Kru (Liberia)
This project is a synthesis of Integrated and WASH service delivery programs with focus on improving sustained access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene behaviors in schools, health facilities and communities.
This project is a synthesis of Integrated and WASH service delivery programs with focus on improving sustained access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene behaviors in schools, health facilities and communities. The project will support Grand Kru County Authorities to reduce incidence of diarrhea and cholera and other …
2016 - 2019
Kasungu Deliver Life Project - WASH and MNH (Malawi)
This project aims to contribute towards the reduction of maternal and neonatal health through improved access to sustainable and inclusive WASH services both at targeted health facilities and its surrounding communities of Kasungu district in Malawi .
Malawi is among the low income countries that lack a dedicated plan for improving WASH in health facilities. While progress has been made, Malawi’s maternal mortality still remains one of the highest in Africa at 675 deaths/100,000 live births and infant mortality ratio (IMR) of 79 deaths/100,000, live births with sepsis accounting for 17% …
2017 - 2020
WASH for Tea Pickers (Bangladesh)
To reach underprivileged excluded groups (Manipuri, Garo, Khasi, Tipra, Tanchangya and Santal) living in north-east of Bangladesh known as tea pickers and ethnic community
Working to reach underprivileged excluded groups (Manipuri, Garo, Khasi, Tipra, Tanchangya and Santal) living in north-east of Bangladesh known as tea pickers and ethnic community. This is an integrated WASH project, aiming to ensure safe water, improve sanitation and increase practice of hygiene behaviour especially on hand washing in critical …
Project year: 2017
Emergency WASH Response for Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Population (Bangladesh)
Provide emergency WASH services in Ukhia and Teknaf sub-districts of Cox’s Bazar
Activities relevant to sanitation include: - Community Toilet installation - Households Toilet installation with dual chambers - Pit emptier wages - Pumps, fittings & fixtures for emptying pits - Three wheeler tankers with pump for emptying of human sludge - Distribution of Hygiene packages and procurements of hygiene kits
2017 - 2018
Climate Resilient Sanitation Facilities at School (Bangladesh)
Project will provide resilient sanitation & hygiene with adequate knowledge and capacity for management, maintenance and adaptation in 20 schools in shyamnagar Upazillas of satkhira district along with artificial recharge system to enhance groundwater rec
Key Activities include: 1. Installation of sanitation complex at school 2. Rennovate latrine including MHM facilities 3. Installation of Soak well for water management 4. Orientation SMC, teachers on Handwashing 5. Hygiene training for informal group 6. Campaign on hand washing at school 7. Orientation SMC, teachers on MHM 8. …
2016 - 2019
Boane WASH Sector Strengthening Project at Municipality Level (Mozambique)
The aim of this project is strengthened capacity of stakeholders to plan, manage and implement effective WASH programs on an equitable and sustainable basis.
WaterAid seeks to: - Develop annual implementation plan at the municipality. - Form WASH multisector thematic working groups. - Develop municipality capacity to coordinate multi-sector platforms. - Facilitate thematic WASH discussions during the WASH forms. - Hold multi-sector forum meetings regularly. - Hold City Wide Master Plan …
2017 - 2020
WASH in Schools (at secondary schools in Bangladesh)
Development and demonstration of a comprehensive WASH in schools model at secondary schools in Bangladesh, and promotion of an inclusive WASH learning environment for girl students at secondary schools in 2 upazilas.
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools is integral to the educational experience, the development of intellectual abilities and the sound health of a student. This is particularly crucial for adolescent girls in secondary school, who have to deal with menstruation in school settings ill-equipped to provide girls with the knowledge, …
2015 - 2018
Tokke Kutaye Woreda and Babich Town WASH project (Ethiopia)
Improving access to WASH facilities in communities, schools and health facilities. Capacity building of the government woreda and town WASH teams for sustainability and scaling up of services.
Toke Kutaye and Babich WASH project is a three year (2015/16-17/18) initiative. WaterAid is implementing the project in Toke Kutaye Woreda (district), Chelia Woreda and Babich Town, all within West Shew Zone of Oromia Regional State. WaterAid aims to improve community livelihoods by increasing access to safe water, improved sanitation, hygiene …
2016 - 2019
Using EcoSan toilets for enhanced health in Bugesera District (Rwanda)
Piloting EcoSan toilets in 2 communal villages
This project pilots EcoSan toilets in 2 communal villages. These are ‘model villages’ from which the technology will be promoted for replication. The compost is used as fertiliser in order to improve agricultural production. Activities include: • Training local technicians in the building and maintenance of Ecosan toilets. • …
Project year: 2017
Improving public toilets to serve human dignity and better public health (cities of Dhaka and Chittagong)
Promoting a new era of public-private partnership and establishing a sustainable management model
Community toilets in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong (Bangladesh) are showing serious signs of negligence and are not well managed. This innovative project is promoting a new era of public-private partnership and establishing a sustainable management model. 1. Construction of 1 toilet blockwith an inclusive design and handwashing …
2017 - 2020
Faecal Sludge Management - Small Towns Project (Bangladesh)
A municipality-led approach to mitigate the FSM challenges of small towns in two municipalities in Bangladesh. Research and technology development on the treatment and re-use of human and solid waste as an organic co-composting products.
Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in reducing the open defecation rate from 34 percent in 1990 to one percent in 2015. The increase in sanitation coverage using septic tanks and pit latrines over last two decades means sludge volume from waste water discharge has increased. The reliance on on-site sanitation without any proper treatment …
2016 - 2018
Demonstration of a decentralized and sustainable FSM solution in a low-income resettlement colony in Delhi
To develop and demonstrate a technically, economically, and socially effective and viable FSM management model for low-income settlements of Delhi and other similar urban areas in India
The project aims to demonstrate a small-scale pilot of a viable and sustainable decentralised FSM solution in an urban low-income re-settlement colony in Delhi. In future, the proposed project intends to provide technical advisory support to the Delhi Government to facilitate adoption of such practices in similar low-income high-density …
2014 - 2019
20 Towns Capacity Development Project (Ethiopia)
Increasing the efficiency, effectiveness and relevance of WaSH service provision in 20 towns through strengthening the capacity of towns’ Utilities and Municipalities
The main approaches are Partnership and Experience sharing, learning and networking within the nation and outside Ethiopia. Activities include: - Standardization of manuals and guidelines - Refresher training on Asset Management - Support citizen engagement - Refresher training on Business Planning - Training on Waste Management Plan …
2016 - 2018
Achieving universal access to adequate, sustainable and equitable sanitation services (Babati Town, Tanzania)
This project aims to identify which service delivery model to apply where and at what scale for universal access to sanitation in an urban location.
A cross-sectional study using both qualitative and quantitative methods will be applied to understand: 1) what motivates and drives people (households) to invest in and improve sanitation and hygiene practices in an urban context; 2) what drives institutions (government, donors, NGOs, authorities), and private sectors to invest and/or improve …
2015 - 2018
Building Entrepreneurship for Water/Liquid/Solid Waste Management in Slums of Dar es Salaam
Developing water, sludge and solid waste services in Temeke municipality through building entrepreneurship skills of service providers, developing appropriate technologies and setting up financing mechanisms to enable the enterprises to be profitable.
Activities relevant to sanitation (Objective 2): Conduct community awareness on the importance of faecal sludge management in the 3 wards. Establish 3 waste enterprises with select community members Provide enterprises with soft loans to be returned by the project end (3 years) at the rate of inflation interest-rates Support enterprises with …
2015 - 2018
Ensuring girls’ rights through school-based WASH and improved menstrual hygiene management in Pakistan and Nepal
Supporting 38,028 school children and teachers gain access to inclusive WASH services, enhancing gender equality in 110 schools in Nepal and Pakistan.
WaterAid will support 38,028 school children and teachers gain access to inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, enhancing gender equality in 110 schools in Nepal and Pakistan. Women and Girls at school and 9,500 members of the community will be empowered to manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity. This will include …
2015 - 2019
Healthy Start: Global advocacy project on integration of WASH with Health and Nutrition for improved baby and child health
Advocating for access to water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion to be integrated into health policy and delivery locally, nationally and internationally
WaterAid’s four-year advocacy priority (2015-2019) focused on improving the health and nutrition of newborn babies and children. We are doing this by advocating for access to water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion to be integrated into health policy and delivery locally, nationally and internationally. We are working with healthcare …
2013 - 2019
Campaigning for sanitation in Ghana, India, West Africa and the US
To elevate sanitation as a national, regional and global political priority and strengthen accountability for related political and financial commitments at all levels, with a focus on West Africa, Ghana, India, and the US
While high-level political WASH commitments are in place globally, regionally and nationally, a number of barriers exist which exacerbate the struggle to turn policy and commitments into operational and actionable plans, and these in turn into improvements in access for the poor and marginalized. In alignment with existing African and South Asian …
2012 - 2016
Sustainable total sanitation in Nigeria
To improve the effectiveness, efficiency, inclusion and sustainability of total sanitation approaches for the poor and underserved in Nigerian states and contribute to national and regional good practices.
WaterAid seeks to: Achieve and sustain Open Defecation Free (ODF) status at the community and household level; Embed best practices derived from project implementation; Undertake formal research to understand the effectiveness of community-led total sanitation (CLTS), which is a community mobilization intervention, as well as sanitation …
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