Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) Brief: Issue #1

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Bangladesh has 329 Municipalities (small towns/cities) and 12 City Corporations (medium to large-sized towns/cities). It is a developing need to address the sanitation issues more efficiently, considering the expanding urban areas and limitations with existing sanitation which manage safely. Citywide Inclusive Sanitation or in short CWIS may act as a catalyst for bringing the solution for cities with a growing population, and a cost-effective solution for safely managing human excreta and internalizing system functions such as Responsibility, Accountability, and Resource Planning, strengthening local capacities and ensuring key service outcomes such as Safety, Equity, and Sustainability by the city authority.

WaterAid Bangladesh with support from the CWIS-FSM Support Cell of the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), and in association with the Municipal Association of Bangladesh (MAB) has initiated learning series on CWIS. The first issue of the brief tried to venture into the Accountability functions of CWIS and inform the sanitation situation of Bangladesh by showcasing the Excreta Flow Diagram (SFD) of 40 municipalities and city corporations of Bangladesh. These SFDs were published on Sustainable Sanitation Alliance’s (SUSANA) website.

This brief has linked SFDs’ for further reading of SFD reports. Simply click on the city/town name and it will redirect you to your desired report. Click the link below to access the brief and it is best fitted to A3-sized paper for printing.