Water, Sanitation and Waste Management

Urban Services: Water, Sanitation and Waste Management

Using a community led total sanitation approach, Practical Action will ensure that communities have access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene. The geographical focus of our work is primarily in urban low-income settlements in the Northern Rift and the Lake Victoria Basin.

We promote the uptake of decentralized and appropriate low-cost technologies and systems, delivered through partnerships with informal and formal service providers to improve access to clean water for informal slum dwellers. We embed hygiene behaviour change messages throughout our work including menstrual hygiene management. Our work explores the gender dimensions of different technologies and systems for WASH and promotes women as key decision makers at the local level.

We work in informal settlements communities to improve the waste management solutions in their communities through behavioural change campaigns, promoting waste separation and collection systems that work for poor communities.

We partner with local authorities to ensure that decentralised solid waste management is embedded in policy and practice and with informal waste workers to improve their livelihoods, working conditions and social status. 

Water and sanitation projects

Water and sanitation in Turkana

The problem In Kenya’s arid northern regions remote rural communities have limited access to clean water.   Many women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from the nearest water source. More than 80% of the population have no access ...

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Total sanitation in Kisumu

Water, sanitation improvements and hygiene education in two of Kisumu’s slums, Nyalenda and Obunga to reduce the spread of water borne diseases.

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Peoples' Plans Into Practice (PPP): Kisumu and Kitale

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...

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Total sanitation in Nakuru slums

In 2012 Practical Action launched an ambitious, funded by Comic Relief, which will improve the quality of life for slum communities of 190,000 people in Nakuru, Kenya.

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Improved water and sanitation services

Like most slums, the main challenge in Mukuru, Nairobi, is the basic lack of water points and toilets. By building relationships between slum residents, local water vendors and the local water company, Practical Action is helping to improve access to safe water and sanitation.

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MSE Innovations and Technology Exhibition

Practical Action Eastern Africa was a key sponsor in the 2012 National Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) Innovations and Technology Exhibition in Kisumu.

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