March RiverTalk: WASH Security & Water Systems in Pacific Island Countries
WASH security & water systems in Pacific Island Countries
Meeting everyone’s water, sanitation and hygiene needs depends on thinking “upstream, downstream, forwards, and all around”
About this event:
In both urban and rural settings in Pacific Island Countries, meeting the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of all people, all the time, has proven difficult to achieve, or even significantly progress. In rural areas where communities are the water managers, they face challenges in managing risks to their water quality and security. In urban areas of some countries, there are large informal settlements with limited options for safe water and sanitation. Recognising that local WASH needs are heavily influenced by the water systems in which they sit, how can we change WASH and water resources planning and management so that WASH security is achievable?