The rapid urban growth in the city of León, one of the larger cities in México with 1.5 millon people, in the past decade has come with the proliferation of irregular settelments where people with low incomes have found an opportunity to own a pice of land or house. But because of their irregular status, this urban colonies do not have the infrastructure of public municipal services, neither the posibility in the short-term to have them.
Initiative for “Our adventure to increase access and right to Water and Sanitation for poor and decentralize community of Nepal”
This organization is serving about 150 thousands of peoples from 3 VDC’s and 1 Municipality of Surkhet District including poor and decentralize community, in safe water,sanitation and hygiene sector. It is serving people by providing 3 category tap stands ( 1 Private, 2 Community and 3 Public) together with concept of one sanitary toilet per household.
To receive a positive change of attitude in a community for water safety and to protect the climate changes.
Water/Sanitation and Environment projects will be carried through the Girl Guides units. The first step will be educational programme on water/sanitation and social ethics and how to conduct a survey. This group will go out and conduct a house to house survey to find out the needs of the community.
WATASOL, as a technology, and a methodology, to produce chlorine locally, so that communities can have access to safe water.
WATASOL is a way to deliver safe water to ‘bottom of the pyramid’ customers. The WATASOL approach has two thrusts. First, it produces an active chlorine solution locally with Antenna Technologies’ WATA electro-chlorinators and quality control tools. Then, it promotes the product and its uses through innovative marketing approaches. Read the rest of this entry →
The Hydraid® filter is a simple, lightweight unit with no moving parts; powered by gravity and with no parts to replace. The unit is extremely durable and last beyond 10 years, making it the most sustainable filter available today. Users reduce biological contaminants by pouring surface or ground water through the filter to obtain water that is safe for drinking, food preparation, personal hygiene and sanitation.
The final aim of the project is to recognize and regularise the activities, roles, and institutional position of water vendors in Lagos State, and by facilitating capacity building, intermediation, coordination, and partnership between Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) and water vendors, state authorities can set the stage for better delivery of safe water services to the urban poor. This means encouraging operators who can sustain low-cost provision of these services to low-income and informal urban settlements-not creating new enterprises but supporting existing ones that have been catering to this market for many years.
Government of Nepal and various non-governmental institutions have been trying to prevent from waterborne epidemics. Guthi carried out Water Caravan; Safe Water Campaign in the communities of the Kathmandu Valley and disseminated the Point of Use drinking water in the communities.
Guthi organized a public awareness event on Safe Drinking Water through Youth mobilization in the Kathmandu Valley. Guthi exhibited household level water treatment technologies; Chlorination (Piyush and Water guard), SODIS (solar disinfection) Bio- sand Filter and Colloidal Silver Filter; stalls for disseminate the PoU drinking water in the community public places and school premises.
The Millennium Declaration (2000) and commitment by the International community show a political will for increasing access to safe drinking water. Solutions at the federal and local level are making progress but dependent on many factors. Laying pipe for access to water needs a large capital investment and takes a large population to justify the investment in construction and a suitable method of treatment. WHO, UNICEF, IRC and others are seeking local solutions at point of use, such as the ceramic water filter made locally, from local materials. This method of POU water treatment developed by Potters for Peace (PfP) creates a local solution of creating a ceramic filter from local materials which the general population have been using for water storage for many generations making it quickly accepted by users. This solution achieves the goal of rapidly increasing access to clean water at the lowest possible cost through a local solution.
The Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh is a part of the Ganges flood plain and has a rich biodiversity; geographically a brackish water regime made it vulnerable to natural disasters. Human civilization & culture of the region has developed through the utilization of natural resources and addressing natural disasters with indigenous knowledge, local strategies and technologies. Grassroots organizations ‘Paani Audhikar Committee-PAC’ (Water Rights Committee) are rainsing awareness and promoting advocay and maintenance of water points with peoples’ contribution and participations.
Combine irrigation inputs with rural water service improvements, using an outgrower irrigation model. Users receive fertilizer, seeds, and other agricultural inputs for growing high value products while receiving a water improvement equipment such as a public stand pipe. The program provides these inputs, also organizes the market, which provides the additional benefit of supply consistency, and greater sensitivity to market demand.