Water & Sanitation
Safe Water and Sustainable Sanitation for All - WECF implements decentralised, safe sustainable and affordable sanitation systems for rural areas and promotes in particular access to safe water and sanitation for schools. WECF raises awareness and mobilises citizens for sustainable water and wastewater management and promotes community based and affordable water supply systems for rural areas without a centralised drinking water supply. WECF and partners represent civil society in the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health process and advocate for an integrated and sustainable approach to water resource and river basin management.
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Latest News & Reports
International Hand Washing Day in Kyrgyz Bokonbaevo village
Hand wash training under guidance of WECF's partner KAWS
EWA Kyrgyzstan: Kindle the interests of MPs on water and sanitation issues
A story of WECF’s partner STA
Macedonia (FYROM):Tested small-scale water supplies are not safe
Schools and WECF tested small-scale water supplies in the Arachinova and Vratnica community on nitrate and bacterial contamination.
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Latest Press Release
#MenstruationMatters: How ecosan can help improve health and school attendance of girls
WECF teams up with WASH united for Menstrual Hygiene Day
Empowerment & Local Action (ELA)
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: Agency Support Development Process Nau, AWHHE, BIOM, Central Asian Alliance for Water & Public Fund Mehr-Shavkat, Georgian Environmental and Biological Monitoring Association, Foundation Caucasus Environment, Ecos NGO, ECOTOX, Habitat for Humanity, Katachel e.V., Mehriban, Paros, Public Association Mountain Club Jabagly-Manas, RDCA, Regional Public Ecological Organization “Vozrojdenye” (“Revival”) of Tatarbunary, Rural Women’s NGO “Alga”, SEMA, Social Union Agerkech, Society Development Centre of Akhaltsikhe, The Greens Movement of Georgia/FoE, “ULGU”, UNISON, WISDOM, WPO “SAFO”
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010
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Developing a Water and Sanitation Safety Plan in a Rural Community
This Compendium aims to enable communities to develop a WSSP for small-scale water supplies, e.g. dug wells, boreholes, springs and piped centralised water supply systems, and as well as to assess the quality of sanitation facilities such as school toilets.
Improving Water and Sanitation through Decentralized Cooperation in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan
A feasibility study carried out in the frame of the UNDP Global Water Solidarity Platform
Home Comforts in Kyrgyzstan – An Introduction by video
This film, created by WECF partner KAWS, welcomes its viewer into the homes of Kyrgyz people whose communities have been positively impacted in recent years by the introduction of several environmental technologies.
"Opportunities to Stimulate Local Economies through Sustainable Innovations for Home Comfort"
Gender-sensitive feasibility study for rural areas in Issyk Kul and Naryn
Pure Water: Constructed Wetlands in Bulgaria
WECF has produced an informative video on the constructed wetland in Bulgaria
Water Safety Plan Compendium: Local Action for Safe Water
Educational Materials for Teachers for Developing Water Safety Plans with Youth in Rural Bulgarian Schools
Case study presentation at World Water Day 2012 - Involving schools in developing community based Water Safety Plans (WSP) for small-scale water supply systems in 4 villages of Chokhatauri Municipality
No safe drinking water in rural Georgia, the Caucasus - Lacking structures and responsibilities
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