PART 1 – WHY WASH RESILIENCE?
Pacific WASH Resilience GUIDELINES
A practical tool for all those involved in addressing the
resilience of water, sanitation and hygiene services in the Pacific
Objectives and varying challenges
Unique everyday challenges
The Pacific presents unique challenges for WASH; fragile water resources, limited government service provision, and high logistics costs
One of the most high risk disaster regions in the world frequently impacting WASH services
A region in transition
Climate change rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, environmental degradation, population growth and urbanisation
ALL COMBINE FOR MOUNTING PRESSURES!!!
WASH resilience approach in Pacific island countries
The challenges above present significant barriers to WASH service delivery
WASH Resilience approach provides three focus areas to overcome these:
- Integrate risk-informed programming
- Enhance resilience at country national and sub-national level
- Enhance resilience at community level
Introducing the WASH Resilience Framework
- Government is supported in setting targets, and prioritising implementation using risk.
- Support the provision of technical assistance.
- Enable financial assistance mechanisms.
- Monitor progress and adapt as required.
The implementation of technical assistance and infrastructure upgrades to ensure resilient and sustainable WASH services