Early Recovery WES

Rehabilitation of 33 Water Supply System in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan under the “Early Recovery WES Project”

The floods of July 2010 ruined the whole district Diamer of Gilgit Baltistan. About 52 people lost their lives in Gais Bala and 23 people in Khinner. The whole infrastructure was ruined one of which is the drinking water supplies that causing different water born diseases which are getting a shape of epidemic, especially in population of female and children.

According to a survey conducted by Local Government and Rural Development (LG&RD) GB, in District Diamer, 33 numbers of existing DWSS had been damaged and were not functional. The 12,710 inhabitants of these 33 villages had suffered from water born diseases.  Other than water born diseases, the females are suppose to bring water for their daily use from very far flung areas which is another big issue faced by the female beneficiaries of the 33 water supplies.

The primary objective of the proposed project was to reach out 12,710 people in seven Flood Affected Union Councils of district Diamer to safeguard and protect their health from water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases by rehabilitation of 33 water supplies and by construction of 02 Roughening Filters.

The project aims was rehabilitate the water supply systems and introduction of flush latrines in 33 selected villages of 7 Union Councils in district Diamer in order to reduce incidence of water borne diseases and health risks especially to protect children and women. UNICEF and DPAP joined hands to mobilize local communities to rehabilitate these projects under the ‘early recovery’ phase of WES program so that the health risks and disease incidences could be minimized and the vulnerability of the communities could be reduced and sustained.

DPAP had organized an orientation workshop with the CO’s/WDG’s and the project staff; the project staff was hold dialogues with the organized communities at village level. The dialogues helped build consensus for project rehabilitation and conducting surveys and cost estimates of the damaged projects. The project staff was then signed ToPs with the CO’s/WDG’s for project implementation, monitoring, and management. Sanitation and hygiene promotion in target villages had been covered under PATS PCA.  The CO’s/WDG’s were implementing the projects under the technical supervision of DPAP engineers. The project coordinators had hold monthly review meetings with the project committees.

Furthermore, under the project “Rehabilitation of 33 Water Supply System in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan under the “Early Recovery WES Project”

The main partners who were actively involved in the project include LGRD, UNICEF WES program, DPAP, and Organized Communities.

The overall purpose of the project was the mobilization of community for behavioral change on WASH practices. The WASH interventions were focus to reduce and arrest the incidence of water and sanitation related diseases through rehabilitation of water supply projects.

The key results of the project were as 30 water supply schemes (03 WSS were deleted due to accessibility issue) are completely repaired and are functional, 100% of the targeted population had access to safe drinking water. Project committees in 7 UCs were operating and maintaining rehabilitated water supply projects. In addition 50 number of demo toilets are also constructed in different locations for creating awareness among the local population about proper disposal of solid waste which shall be the model for rest of the population as well.

Furthermore, under Pakistan Access towards Total Sanitation a countable awareness campaigns were conducted in villages, valleys and in schools of the area. Under this component more than 15000 individuals were sensitized about health and hygiene through Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) sessions. These sessions were conducted at mosques, community centers, and Community Organization Meetings in villages and at schools. For interacting with the communities 40 Community Representatives were trained at PMU. Under this component to promote hygiene soaps and buckets for clean water were provided to the beneficiaries and some t-shirts and bracelets embedded with hygiene messages were also distributed among school children.

 

Rehabilitation of Drinking Water Supply Schemes

Sr. No

Activity

Unit

Target

Achievement

1 Rehabilitation of 30 DWSS No 30 30
2 Rough ling Filters No 02  02
3 Demo Latrines No 50 50

 

 

 

PATS Activities at Diamer

Sr No

Activity

Unit

Target

Achievement

1 Community Secessions Nos. 150 150
2 School Secessions Nos. 40 40
3 CRPs Trained Nos. 40 40
4 NFI Distribution at Schools Persons 7000 7172
5 NFI Distribution at villages Persons 29500 30,136
6 Mesons Trained Nos. 7 7
7 Support for Sanitation Marts Nos. 2 2