World Water Week focuses on Water and Food Security
Claudia Wendland, sanitation coordinator at WECF, contributes to the workshop "Towards a Green Economy - The Water-Food-Energy Nexus" with case studies from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
21.08.2012 | Claudia Wendland
Claudia Wendland, sanitation coordinator at WECF, contributes to the workshop "Towards a Green Economy - The Water-Food-Energy Nexus" with two case studies from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, please see her poster "Linking Water & Sanitation to Agriculture and Energy – Two Case Studies from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan"
Man selling apricots in Kyrgyzstan
Georgia and Kyrgyzstan are two post‐Soviet countries where the infrastructure, especially water supply, adequate sanitation and wastewater management have been deteriorating increasingly during the last 20 years. The situation in rural areas is dramatic and the people are left alone with insufficient support from the local authorities to ensure their infrastructure. Households in rural and peri‐urban communities largely suffer from energy poverty. They rarely have enough energy to produce heating and warm water in their homes. The lack of fuel has caused localized environmental problems such as deforestation for fuel, cutting of windbreaks, Kyrgyzstan burning dung instead of using it for fertilizer, resulting in soil degradation.
There is a high rate of unemployment and people lack of ideas for business and marketing, and alternatives solutions for sustaining livelihoods. WECF, RCDA and KAWS have been working together for 5 years to improve the living conditions of the population and to bridge the gap between urban and rural areas
See the poster here
10 years WECF and Ecosan - A movie for those who don´t know Ecosan
From Romania to Kyrgyzstan: 10 years WECF experience with ecosan toilets in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
21.05.2013 | WECF
WECF explains the winning project of the 2013 UN “Water for Life Best Practice Award”
WECF and its partner Ormax were interviewed by WaterCouchTV after the ceremony
01.05.2013 | WECF
Wikiwater – a wiki on how to gain access to clean drinking water for the poor
Wikiwater is a new website that explains simple techniques and practices in access to water and sanitation for the world’s poorest people
26.04.2013 | WECF
Overview of Urine-Diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs)
Technology review incorporates WECF's experiences with dry toilets
27.03.2013 | WECF
WECF-partner from Moldova wins UN “Water for Life Best Practice Award”
The UN has just presented the award to Oleg Rotari and Ormax for their project “Safe Water and sanitation for Everyone in Moldova” in The Hague
22.03.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche