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Climate Resilience WASH Programming in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh



January, 2024


  • Water Aid
  • Disaster Management Watch


Lack of potable water, proper sanitation and poor hygiene behavior and practice cause a huge toll and tremendous burden among people and coastal areas of Bangladesh are one of the major victims of this. It is clear that climate change will affect the medium of water most of all: affecting the source of water supplies; and water quality (e.g., pollution) and hygiene. Poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) exacerbate the impact of the climate change in the coastal Bangladesh. It causes and reinforces each other in a different way. This report draws on the end line evaluation of a project implemented by WaterAid Bangladesh in two sub-districts of Satkhira district to address the need of climate resilience WASH system. Under the initiative of behavioral change, this project focused on school to orient students on WASH. For instants, WaterAid has intervened in 152 schools of 11 unions at Shyamnagar and Ashasuni upazilla where WFP continued school feeding initiatives. In these schools WaterAid has provided support for drinking water and sanitation facilities along with improved hygiene practice. Among water and sanitation facilities in schools, project installed 93 Rainwater Harvesting System (RWHS), constructed 78 new latrines and 42 latrines were repaired. To improve hygienic practice in school project provided training to students and school management committee on water safety plan, improve sanitation, hygienic behavior, disaster and menstrual hygiene management.


Climate Resilience WASH Programming in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh; 2014; Water Aid; P80


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