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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Western Nepal (RWSSP-WN)

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Project Description

The purpose of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which works in nine districts in Western and Mid-Western Development Regions, is to fulfill the basic needs and ensure rights of access of the poorest and excluded households to safe domestic water, good health and hygiene through decentralized governance system.

The work of the project is expected to result in well-functioning domestic water schemes that provide safe domestic water to all users and are managed by inclusive Water Users’ and Sanitation Committees. Sanitation and hygiene practices and behavior of people and institutions are expected to change. The institutional capacity of local bodies to facilitate the implementation, operation and maintenance of water, sanitation and hygiene sector will be strengthened. Water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector policies, strategies and guidelines will be prepared.

The activities of the project are implemented under four components:

  1. Domestic water supply
  2. Health, hygiene and sanitation
  3. Inclusive local governance in WASH
  4. Local WASH policy and guidelines

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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Western Nepal

Mr. Lauri Kattelus, Project Manager, International Affairs Unit, Finnish Environment Institute
Published 2013-04-12 at 9:30, updated 2013-05-03 at 17:12

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