Clean drinking water, safe hygiene practices and proper sanitation are essential for everyone but the global water and sanitation crisis overwhelmingly affects the poor especially, leaving almost one billion people without clean drinking water, 2.4 billion without access to hygienic sanitation facilities while 1.2 billion lack any sanitation facilities at all. An average of 5000 children die daily because of water and sanitation related diseases, all easily preventable. The lack of hygiene, sanitation and clean drinking water cause diseases ranging from gastro-intestinal infections to hepatitis and tuberculoses.
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Only 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water. 97% of the Earth is salt water.
We believe local communities themselves know best how to solve their own problems and we recognize the energy, skill and wisdom of local people as greatest resource for social change. That's why we partner with communities and community based organizations to find the best sustainable solution that meet communities' water needs & eliminate waterborne
illnesses. Community ownership is at the heart of NWHO’s philosophy for water & sanitation programs in this regard we improve local capacity and also promote a sense of ownership which helps to prevent neglect and malicious damage to water plants, equipment, buildings or property etc.
Sustainable access to safe water via education | training.
Access to safe drinking water changed the lives of people as well as water becomes safe when people understand the role & importance of hygiene & sanitation play. Our water program works both with training local community, religious & political leaders as well as educating individuals & families & school children. We conduct educational/info workshops for youth & parents
on subjects relating to water, hygiene& sanitation and we provide education/training as health experts to communities regarding clean water storage, hygiene issues, and household sanitation. Throughout the implementation process of the projects we educate and train the local public and their respective water agency about their new water plant and how to handle, sustain, and manage it to ensure the sustainability of the project.
Water and sanitation tools.
Based on the specific needs and location of the individuals and communities we develop an implementation plan working to assist poor individuals & communities in the developing world to gain access to safe drinking water and sanitation through digging wells and drilling boreholes; building tanks, roof rainwater harvesting schemes, latrines and training in water
system construction & maintenance.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Improvement.
We follow up & monitor the individuals, families & communities served, measuring the impacts of the programs by evaluating and reporting project performance and making essential modifications to support precise, regular & positive use of safe water programs and practices. Our rigorous approach to monitoring, evaluation, accountability &
learning enables us to:
Improve our programs, internal learning and decision making about project design. Assess the impact of our programs on people’s lives. Increase our accountability to key stakeholders. Empower and motivate volunteers, staffs and supporters. Share knowledge & learning with the wider organizations & communities.
Safe drinking water supply & sanitation program will:
Improve access to safe drinking water & sustainable supply of water.
Improve health, lives, income & opportunity.
Improve the sanitary & hygienic conditions.
Increase awareness on sanitary, hygienic issues & about water-borne diseases,
Change hygiene behavior. reduce water pollution and be reduction in sewage release into coastal receiving waters, the rivers and oceans.
Drinking contaminated water can lead to adverse health effects, including gastrointestinal illness (vomiting, hepatitis A & diarrhea etc.), reproductive problems, and neurological disorders (brain tumors, epilepsy, parkinson's disease, stroke etc.).
Poor well construction, improper use of contaminated drill tools, casing pipe or placement
close to a potential source of contamination can affect water quality & cause water-related diseases. We properly build and install community water treatment plants, individual and family systems in accordance with the hygiene standards to improve sanitation conditions & bring safe drinking water. Our simple four-stage filter system is assembled locally with readily available parts.
Millions of people especially women still have to walk many miles each day to fetch clean water “sometimes in dangerous conditions” to meet their basic needs. WHO estimated that the average person uses approx 25 litres per day for drinking, cooking and own hygiene. However, more water will be needed for clothes washing in this regard people especially women have to walk many
miles further to the river or ponds for washing dirty cloths.
In many places, there is a good rainfall and are many rivers and the water of rivers are rich enough in minerals but is not suitable for drinking without treatment. In such locations we provide a new water supply together with pipe producers and community leaders to fulfil a communities’ water need.
An average good condition well can provide clean water for drinking and sanitation up to two thousand people of the area and can produce daily up to three thousand liters. Our solutions offers complete well drilling and installation of well pumps, irrigation pumps assistance and provide clean water wells to help impoverished communities gain access to clean water. In our water well digging program
community members contribute through cost sharing, consulting, and participation in the construction of the well and water pump.
We also provide training to the community members to perform repairing and maintenance of the water pumps and wells.
Safe drinking water is not readily available for 663 million people around the world (UNICEF and World Health Organization 2015) especially in the rural population they consume river and canal water without any treatment because of unawareness, illiteracy, un-affordability of buying water filter systems.
We provide clean water to needy families in rural areas
by installing biosand water filters that can filter enough water every day to meet the water needs of an average (7-10 people) home.Our low cost biosand water filter plants uses no electricity or fuel for its making & function and naturally removes 100% of parasites and 99.9% of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, contaminants and particles).
Some parts of the world are very dry, hot & receives very less rainfall for a long period of time & water supply does not meet the water demands of people & animals thus in such situation droughts may happen & it may become a serious disaster & impact on the local people, agriculture, river navigation and the environment. Many people in drought area do not have access to safe drinking water. Instead,
people are forced to rely on unprotected water sources outside the town. In this situation, we help the community suffering from water scarcity & water pollution through awareness, building a rainwater harvesting system & ponds of different sizes for harvesting rainwater, training of rain water harvesting techniques for developing clean water resources for drinking, livestock & domestic usage.