The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has announced a Call For Proposals (CFP) for grant support for work relating to the ‘design and implementation of impact evaluation of sanitation and hygiene programmes’. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014.
DUBAI, 8 May 2014 (IRIN) - Inequalities in access to clean drinking water and sanitation persist and in some cases are getting worse, although close to two billion people globally have gained access to clean drinking water and sanitation since 1990, according to new data from the World Health Organization and the UN Children’s Fund.
The water quality problem in India is severe in many pockets of the country. It has been learnt that there are comparatively less efforts toward addressing the problems related to water quality by government and other agencies in India. We have examples where the youth could not find jobs in organizations or public sector agencies those take physical fitness test by looking in each parameter of health of a person. In majority of cases the health authorities are not aware about the severity of endemic water quality problems in their area. The institutional coordination and knowledge networking efforts are shockingly negligible. This article tells that what the agencies and government should consider in such situation.
In south Asian region over 75 percent of the people live in rural areas, those have little access to safe potable water systems. Until, recently, people depended more on surface water which was exposed to microbial contamination resulting in water related disease like gastroenteritis, typhoid, dysentery, cholera, infectious hepatitis, infant diarrhoeas, and skin diseases and so on.