Published on: 27/06/2023
Sundarbans, Bangladesh. Photo credit: Flickr - IMF/K M Asad, 26 April 2021
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. In this Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands sponsored project (2022-2026), IRC along with BRAC will work towards developing a sustainable model for WASH services in climate hotspots of Bangladesh.
The project will work in 4 delta plan hotspots (coastal areas, drought-prone areas, floodplains and low-lying river basin areas) across 14 districts of Bangladesh. The project will address three key objectives:
With these interventions, the project aims to reach 1 million people with safely managed water and sanitation (basic minimum) services.
As the knowledge and innovation partner, IRC works on the adaptation of water and sanitation service delivery models to climate hotspot areas. It will support BRAC in identification of suitable climate resilient products, from the different domestic (Bangladesh) sectors as well as the Dutch water sector. Further, IRC will build capacities of Local Government Institutes to fulfil their mandate to provide water and sanitation services to the citizens, especially those who cannot afford to pay for them.