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Supporting WASH behaviour change through water quality testing: Rural mini-laboratories in Nepal

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posted on 2021-10-19, 12:37 authored by Ash Kumar Khaitu, Lena Bunzenmeyer
The main objective of the project was to build capacity of local WASH implementing organizations in the earthquake-affected communities of Dolakha, Sindhupalchwok, Kavre, Nuwakot& Dhadingdistricts. One of the objectives of the project was households using appropriate water treatment options. As a first step, households must have knowledge about the quality of water they are consuming. To facilitate this, simple, accessible & affordable quality testing services are essential. Water quality testing services at the local level ensure that community members understand the quality of their water, which then motivates them to use household water treatment options for safe drinking water.


Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund (NERF)



  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Equitable and Sustainable WASH Services: Future challenges in a rapidly changing world. Proceedings of the 42nd WEDC International Conference.


42nd WEDC International Conference. Equitable and Sustainable WASH Services: Future challenges in a rapidly changing world


WEDC, Loughborough University


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13-15 September 2021