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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

Female deputies of Kyrgyz National Parliament commit to women empowerment and improved access to water and sanitation
A high-level stakeholder meeting took place on 28 May 2015, at the National Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh) of Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the Forum of Women of the Jogorku Kenesh

Kyrgyz deputies are concerned about water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in villages
Deputies of Kyrgyz Supreme Council visit villages to assess WASH issues in schools and kindergartens

Workshop WECF and EWB: Gender Aspects in Development Projects
Should women repair engines and could male engineers design successful cookstoves? Why distinguish ‘male’ and ‘female’ agricultural crops? And is gender equality a prerequisite for development? Join the workshop on 11th of June to find out more ..

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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

Featured Project

WECF's map for sustainable school Toilets and establishing Nitrate levels in ground, surface and drinking water
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation, DGIS, The Netherlands; European Commission DG-Environment; Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: ALGA, ASDP Nau, Association Spektri, CAAW, Earth Forever Foundation, ECotox, Eco World, EuroTeleormann Association, Femei pentru un Viitor Curat (Women for a Clean Future), Fondation Caucasus Environment, Habitat for Humanity Kyrgyzstan, Katakhel, Lore Eco Club, Mama 86, Medium & Sanitas Slobozia, Mehriban, Mountain Club „Jabagly-Manas“, SAFOi Sughd, SEMA, ULGU, Unison, YECT, Young Guards of Nature
Duration: 10/2009 - 10/2010

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Latest Publications

Greywater Treatment in Sand and Gravel Filters: Low Tech Solution for Sustainable Wastewater Management
Manual for Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance

Videos on EWA programme in Kyrgyzstan
WECF´s EWA programme “Empower Women, Benefit for All” in Kyrgyzstan leads to improved livelihood, empowerment of women and income generation for women in rural areas

WECF’s Position Paper on EEHP, WHO MTR in Haifa 2015
Eco Forum, HEAL, WECF International and undersigned signatories present position paper on EEHP

EWA: Baseline Report for Tajikistan available
The gender livelihood and socio-economic study for Tajikistan prepared by the Youth Ecological Centre, Tajikistan, and WECF is now published.

Making Wash in Schools more Sustainable
An inspirational publication on sustainable WASH projects

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.

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