The aim of a water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project is to reduce water-borne disease in order to bring better health and improve the livelihoods of deprived communities. This means establishing local systems for maintaining a clean water source and keeping it in good operational condition every day. But just as importantly, it means avoiding contamination by supporting communities in the construction of adequate sanitation amenities and in raising awareness of the risks of using outdated hygienic practices.
Whave Solutions is working with the Ugandan government to develop a national safe water programme that contracts local water service entrepreneurs to establish and maintain improved water sources and promote hygiene. All water access interventions use low or zero carbon emitting technologies supplied by local producers who reach those households with the greatest needs based on consultations with local communities and NGOs.
The Safe Water Security programme so far, has:
- Engaged 220 communities in 5 districts in eastern and central Uganda
- Improved the livelihoods of over 60,000 people
- Reliability of clean water supply has risen to above 95% in all communities
- Hygiene levels are so far showing a 10% increase per year
With revenue from Water Benefit Certificates (WBC) sales, the programme will expand to reach more communities in rural Uganda and acts as a model for replication in other countries.
For more information and the project documentation>>