Also to add my voice to that of Monica, even if clean water is provided from either borehole or the water system, it gets polluted or contaminated during transporting by the carriers from source to point of usage or even the containers or the hands are not turely kept clean. We will have to marry the culture of personal and environment hygiene with effective use of water
From my various field experience, I noticed that policy makers and even people generally shy away from sanitation projects. Is it possible for the next sets of interventions to focus more on policies and enforcing or implementing them to translate into action.
For instance in many of our third world countries, there are only few or close to none ( toilets), in schools, clinics and public places such as markets and motor parks. Also I realise that some landlords build houses for rent with few toilets and you find hundreds of tenants queuing up to use the toilets or bathrooms in the morning. wouldnt we consider coming up with a "collective voice", for action, which scale up our sanitation options and get policy commitments into action. Just my thoughts to mark any of the "WORLD TOILET DAY"
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Thank you EvaN Tempo.
first the projects would have been designed to be people owned GET their full participation in identifying the project locations and other needs. Emphasis on water quality, linking it to preventable water borne diseases would also need to take center stage in our next interventions.
Also, one of our weak links is that media professionals are rarely taken along to bridge the gaps in their capacity needs to enable them disseminative timely and relevant information through the media.
I am of the opinion that even government field workers particularly, those closer to the people have limited skills and material resources to help them track quality and progress of clean water and its management. We may need to " watch our backs", on the issues of quantity of water points and concentrate on quality and people owned projects realistically