The Water Project Toolkit addresses the sustainable development of the water sector and contributes to translating the international development policies on freshwater resources management into actual development cooperation activities. The Water Project Toolkit is intended to be used by sector stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society, development partners, Universities and other training institutions, international organisations and all other practitioners involved in the water sector.
Trans-boundary Water for Biodiversity and Human Health in the Mara River Basin (TWB-MRB) in Kenya and Tanzania
The overarching goal of the TWB-MRB Project is to implement a coordinated and highly participatory project to improve water resource management in ways that reduce and mitigate threats to biodiversity in the Mara River Basin and Mara-Serengeti Ecoregion, while enhancing the health and livelihoods of communities living in the basin.
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.
The aim of the project is to improve the livelihoods of at least 200 youth, both male and female, living and working in slums and informal settlements in the urban areas of Kenya through provision of practical training in construction, business development and information communication technology that will lead to income generation activities. These solutions are relevant to developing countries so that to establish long-term financial viability for youths to be engaged in slums water management and control. The become very reliable in the community on the basis of being engaged in Waste management, partnership, training programmes. Training facility for the next generation and participation
The Water Regulation Information System – A Suitable Instrument to Monitor the Progressive Realization of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
The Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), as Regulator, is mandated to ensure that consumers are protected and have access to efficient, adequate, affordable and sustainable services. For that purpose, WASREB, inter alia, monitors, evaluates and reports on the performance of Water Service Providers (WSPs) – utilities – and Water Services Boards (WSBs) – asset holders – in providing adequate water services to the consumer, using the Water Regulation Information System (WARIS) as its main data source. The latter is a database application software which helps WASREB to collect up-to-date technical, financial, personnel, commercial and general information on WSPs and WSBs, allowing for effective regulatory decision-making as well as public reporting by the Regulator on sector performance via the annual IMPACT Report. More broadly, it helps to inform policy making, planning and implementation towards improving service levels and the extending formal services to all Kenyans.
Sulabh International has been constructing and maintaining over 7500 public toilet complexes spread all over India, out of which 190 are linked with biogas plants. Biogas produced from human excreta is channelized and used for different purposes e.g. cooking, lighting, warming oneself during winter, heating water and electricity generation. The engine to covert biogas to electricity is run 100% on biogas. But its unpleasant colour, odour, presence of pathogens and high BOD content limit makes it unsuitable for direct discharge into a water body. For safe disposal of human waste, it was important to make the effluent free from odour, colour and pathogens.
Cambérène area, part of Dakar city (Senegal) provided the opportunity to establish and analyze the full costs of a conventional system (sewer and waste water treatment plant) and the chain of Faecal Sludge Management in a low income country context and at scale. Indeed, this area is served by two sanitation systems: about 250 000 residents are connected to a conventional sewer and activated sludge reactor, while another 160 000 use on-site facilities like septic tanks, whose contents are collected by emptying trucks and treated on drying beds. The result is that the sewer system in Cambérène area is prohibitively expensive and cannot meet the needs of the population without huge external funding. According to this field assessment and in the conditions of Dakar, on-site sanitation systems with appropriate FSM however offer a technically and financially feasible alternative. On this point, there is an important market for mechanical pit-emptying in Dakar, and the FS treatment is finally not so expensive compared to the transport (1). Faecal Sludge Management appears to be an adapted option according the ability to pay of a large part of the population. However, it has also been observed in the same city that a part of the population – and probably the poorest – still turned to manual emptier for the maintenance of their pit (2). Dakar provides an interesting opportunity for negotiations build on a large donor-supported programme to expand access to sanitation for poorer households in Dakar.
The WSSCC Global Sanitation Fund – a pooled fund to promote sustainable improvements in sanitation and hygiene.
The Global Sanitation Fund is a pooled fund established to direct finance to help large numbers of poor people to attain safe sanitation services and adopt good hygiene practices. It is typically the existing WSSCC National WASH Coalition or other WSSCC partners that request for the country to be considered for funding from the GSF. These parties engage with the National Government to select sector stakeholders to form the basis of a Coordinating Mechanism. The Coordinating Mechanism makes certain that the work supported by the Global Sanitation Fund is consistent with national policies and the activities of the National WASH Coalitions that undertake professional networking, knowledge management, advocacy and communications work. They continue to provide strategic oversight to the programmes.
The report shows the full magnitude of the benefits of water services. The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Finally, protecting water resources from pollution and managing water supply and demand in a sustainable manner can deliver clear and sizeable benefits for both investors in the services and end water users.