Rickshaw-puller is drinking water

Introducing PedalPure!

Introducing PedalPure!
(2016, Bangla)


Water is a human right. Majority of the population of Bangladesh is deprived of safe drinking water. In the cities, the most affected are the one with the lowest incomes. So, we turned a livelihood into a solution. PedalPure is a pedal powered water filter that is being fitted to rickshaws in Dhaka city. With over half a litre water being purified every kilometer, imagine what 600,000 rickshaw-pullers in the city can do.
Young girl in field of grass

Endless hurdles in Haor

Endless hurdles in Haor: long way to go
(2013, Bangla)


This film illustrates the WASH scenario (pre-condition) of Haor area under Climate Change programme of WaterAid Bangladesh and its impact on health and wellbeing of the people living in there.

The documentary tells the crisis, challenges, present practices of drinking water collection, sanitation and hygiene practices and overall environment in Haor area. It has some spotlights on the initial community engagement facilitated by WaterAid and its partner to reduce the vulnerability due to adverse climatic condition.
Young girl in field of grass

Endless hurdles in Haor

Endless hurdles in Haor: long way to go
(2013, English)

This film illustrates the WASH scenario (pre-condition) of Haor area under Climate Change programme of WaterAid Bangladesh and its impact on health and wellbeing of the people living in there. 

The documentary tells the crisis, challenges, present practices of drinking water collection, Sanitation and hygiene practices and overall environment in Haor area. It has some spotlights on the initial community engagement facilitated by WaterAid and its partner to reduce the vulnerability due to adverse climatic condition.
Young girl drinking water

Flow of Life

Flow of life: story of a gravity flow system and a happy hill community
(2012, English)

This film talks about the drinking water crises and challenges of ethnic minorities at Bandarban and how WaterAid and partners are catering to their needs.

WaterAid, under its inclusion programme, has been constructing Gravity Flow System (GFS) to ensure safe drinking water supply for the poor communities. The documentary illustrates GFS construction procedure (from source to tap-stand), technical details of GFS operation (through animation) and changes in life of the people benefitted from the construction.
Fox puppet

Jol Danga Episode One

WaterAid Bangladesh is currently making an educational puppet show to be broadcast on Bangladeshi television this summer. The colourful children's programme, called Jol Danga (translated as 'Water and earth'), looks at climate change in a fun way to help children understand the issues.

The magical world of Jol Danga is home to six characters: Happi -- a heroic crocodile whose home has been affected by climate change, Pappi -- a small brown fox who is the last of his species, Ghangor and Ghang -- a happy frog couple, Meku -- a funny goat, and Pori -- a schoolgirl who teaches the others about different issues. They play, sing, dance and learn together, having a lot of fun along the way!

Fox and frog puppets

Jol Danga Episode Two

WaterAid Bangladesh is currently making an educational puppet show to be broadcast on Bangladeshi television this summer. The colourful children's programme, called Jol Danga (translated as 'Water and earth'), looks at climate change in a fun way to help children understand the issues.


The magical world of Jol Danga is home to six characters: Happi -- a heroic crocodile whose home has been affected by climate change, Pappi -- a small brown fox who is the last of his species, Ghangor and Ghang -- a happy frog couple, Meku -- a funny goat, and Pori -- a schoolgirl who teaches the others about different issues. They play, sing, dance and learn together, having a lot of fun along the way!

Train station

Journey with Safe Water

Journey with Safe Water
(2013, Bangla & English)

This film illustrates the process of Safe Water Dispensing System (SWDS) facility at railway station to provide easy and free access to safe drinking water to passengers and other collateral associates.

It is a joint initiative by Bangladesh Railway, Robi Axiata Ltd and WaterAid Bangladesh started back in 2011. So far six SWDSs has been installed and operating in five divisional cities benefitting thousands of people everyday.

WaterAid’s work continues to improve the prevailing situation of safe drinking water across the country.
Smiling child

Joyful Session

Joyful Session
(2013, Bangla and English)

This film illustrates the process and approaches of joyful sessions innovated under ‘Claiming rights of children to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Bangladesh’ project. It is an attempt to reinforce the meaningful participation of children through various equitable means and levels.

As a part of joint regional initiative of WaterAid and Save the Children, this project is being implemented by VERC at two unions of Bagmara upazila under Rajshahi since July 2009.

Under this initiative, thousands of children in Rajshahi district are participating enthusiastically to articulate obligations that contribute to one of its goals- ‘ensuring meaningful participation of all children in WASH related activities, especially the poorest, most marginalised and vulnerable’.
Elderly man

Living on the edge

Living on the edge
(2011, English)

Cyclone Aila struck Bangladesh on 25 May 2009 affecting 14 coastal districts, including Khulna and Satkhira, putting people of coastal belt in severe crisis. After a year, the situation is still critical. Nearly Seven Hundred thousand people in 19 unions of Assasuni, Dacope, Koyra, Paikgacha, Shyamnagar and Tala Upazila in Khulna and Satkhira districts are still vulnerable due to discontinuation of many basic amenities including WaSH.

After cyclone Aila, around 12,000 families could return home from temporary and permanent shelters while 2,900 families still remain displaced in Koyra upazila. The affected people are still out of WaSH services. This devastation caused reduction of water supply coverage by 50 percent. Over two hundred thousand household latrines were fully or partially damaged.

In this context, with support from Unicef, WaterAid Bangladesh has planned to extend WaSH support to Aila affected 2,900 displaced families comprising 16,530 members approximately including men, women and children. In this connection, few essential non food items like soap, tooth power and cloth for menstrual hygiene managing is going to be distributed among the displaced community. As, WaterAid is gaining this type of experience first, has planned to document this process of distribution and learning from it. With the expectation that, this document will help WaterAid for further replication of response activity in future and make competent potential candidate in disaster response actor.
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