In WaterAid Bangladesh, we emphasise on consolidation of the past programme accomplishments, replication and scaling-up successful models for sustainability

We aim to address WaterAid’s objectives of ensuring water and sanitation rights, hygiene promotion, capacity development of sector stakeholders, generation and dissemination of critical knowledge, policy change and institutional development.

Climate Change programme intends to address existing knowledge gap and promote understanding of climate change impact on public health, effective adaptation and exploration of climate resilient technologies in different hydro-ecological zones.

The crisis: Towing water down from miles

Beauty Munda, Kalidashi Munda and Tara Morol are going back home after collecting water from a pond sand filter, Satkhira, Bangladesh.

Cyclone Aila struck coastal belt of Bangladesh in 2009 leaving thousands of people homeless. Many of them are still suffering from an acute scarcity of safe drinking water. Safe water sources are few and far away. WaterAid has been working in Satkhira to rehabilitate fresh water sources.

May 2010


The process: Keep the water moving

Mamunur Rashid is trying to keep the water moving in pond sand filter, the only source of water in most parts of Satkhira, Bangladesh.

WaterAid has been working in Satkhira to rehabilitate fresh water sources, construct disaster resilient ponds, install rainwater harvesting systems, build low-cost latrines and renovate water and sanitation facilities in some of the cyclone shelters and within the community to reduce the spread of disease.

May 2010

The impact: A gift for climate refugees

Ten years old Taslima finally got her access to safe water at cyclone affected displaced community living in shanties on the embankment in Koyra, Khulna, Bangladesh.

 WaterAid served over thirteen thousand climate refugees of coastal belt of Bangladesh with safe water, hygiene and sanitaion services. Taslima’s mother says, “This tap water at our doorstep comes as an unbelievable experience to us; I don’t need to tow water down from miles now and can give more time to my family.

June 2011