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TitlePlan's approach to water and environmental sanitation
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBaghri, S, Wilson, T
Secondary TitleWorking Paper Series
VolumeOctober 2004
Pagination52 p.; tab.; photographs
Date Published2004-01-01
PublisherPlan UK
Place PublishedWoking, UK
Keywordsaccess to water, environment, environmental education, environmental impact assessment, environmental protection, environmental sanitation, primary environmental care, safe water supply

Safe water and environmental sanitation (WES) services such as solid and liquid waste facilities, vector and pest control as well as food hygiene, are vital for ensuring the healthy development and dignity of children. The lack of such facilities is responsible for over 2,000,000 child deaths each year. This working paper aims to position Plan’s approach to WES within the context of the broader international development goals and within Plan’s own commitment to Child Centred Community Development (CCCD). It looks at the main challenges linked to WES and details the ways in which Plan staff can put our approach into practice. The underlying theme of this paper is that the long-term sustainability of WES programmes is interrelated with, and dependent on, community development and institutional support. It aims to address the issues in such a way that both technical and non-technical staff such as country advisers, managers and technicians can develop programmes in line with CCCD. [authors abstract]

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