Urban water and waste projects
Examples of current and recent projects delivering urban water, sanitation and waste services to poor communities.
Delivering Decentralisation: The main objective of the project was to empower slum dwellers in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to engage effectively in decision making process and delivery of improved services at local level. More than 40,000 men and women in the 82 slums and their organisations ...Read more
This project aims to develop and promote integrated approaches by addressing major environmental health risks, such as indoor air quality, water quality, sanitation facilities and hygiene behaviours to create healthy homes benefiting 30,000 women and children in urban and peri urban settlements i...Read more
A Practical Action project in Mutare and Epworth to improve the living conditions of poor and marginalised urban and peri-urban residents by accessing and sustaining basic municipal and infrastructure services.Read more
Country: Kenya Dates: October 2008 - September 2013 Partners: Shelter Forum, KUAP Funder: Comic Relief Locations: Kisumu (Manyatta and Nyalenda), Kitale: Tuwani, Grasslands, Sokoni The city of Kisumu on the banks of Lake Victoria is Kenya’s third largest, with a populat...Read more
In some rural areas of Nepal, people defecate in fields, rivers and other open spaces instead of using a toilet which can lead to diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea and worms. This happens either because they don't have access to a toilet or because they lack understanding about sanitation.Read more
Water is essential to life, but many people do not have access to it. Lack of water can mean that land is so dehydrated that crops are unable to grow to feed families. In this project, Practical Action is ensuring an affordable irrigation solution to farmers who live in areas of water scarcity. T...Read more