Urban water and waste projects

Examples of current and recent projects delivering urban water, sanitation and waste services to poor communities.

Integrated urban services

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 ...

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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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Urban waste pickers in Kathmandu (PRISM)

Nepal, 2011-2014. Urban waste pickers are among the poorest people in Kathmandu valley. This project aims to improve the living conditions of informal workers in the solid waste management sector.

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Faecal sludge management in Bangladesh

Practical Action has won a prestigious innovation award from the International Water Association for our work on ‘faecal sludge management’ in Bangladesh.

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SWASHTHA - Strengthening Water, Air, Sanitation and Hygiene Treasuring Health

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...

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Promoting Examples of Participatory Local Empowerment in Urban Planning (PEOPLE UP)

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.

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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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Open Defecation Free Gulariya Municipality by 2015

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.

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Barsha: An Innovative and Sustainable Irrigation Pump for Smallholder Farmers

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...

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Completed projects

An archive of completed urban poverty projects.

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