Water safety plan: a commitment towards safe and sustainable water supplies
conference contributionposted on 12.02.2018, 15:09 by Nargis Akter, Hasin Jahan
WaterAid Bangladesh (WAB) works in hard to reach difficult areas and promotes context specific, appropriate safe water supply options through its Partner NGOs. It is felt that community involvement is vital to maintain the quality of water–safe and to make these interventions sustainable. Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach involves community to actively participate in risk assessment and risk management activities by identifying potential risks for contamination of waterpoints, ensuring better operation & maintenance towards keeping water safe and handling water safely. WaterAid Bangladesh piloted WSP successfully and then scaled up in entire working areas. WAB has also built the capacity of staff, community and Local Government Institutions to execute their roles towards safe & sustainable water supply and improved hygienic behaviours. WAB addressed about half a million waterpoints out of ten million in the country by reaching almost 6 million beneficiaries.
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