Sanitation, Hygiene & Water Management Project

Australian Red Cross (ARC) in Nepal

Project Description

Guided by and aligned with Nepal’s Sanitation Master Plan 2011 this project will work with five Village Development Committee’s (VDCs) in Bajhang District to rehabilitate existing water supply schemes. Awareness raising of sanitation roles and responsibilities will be undertaken along with the mobilisation of sanitation triggers. The formation of sustainable Water User Groups will be supported to ensure ongoing operation and maintenance of water supply systems. In addition the community will be encouraged to develop systems for mobilising funds for solid waste management and toilet construction in schools and public areas. Hygiene promotion will be integrated into all water and sanitation activities.

Project Location

The project is being implemented in five villages (Sainpasela, Kailalsh, Deulekh, Luyanta and Rayal) in Bajhang District in Nepal’s remote Far Western Development Region. Covering 3422 square kilometres, this district is characterised by varied topography (levels range from 915 to 7000 metres above sea level) and a lack of transport infrastructure. Water and sanitation coverage is 70.46% and 15.6% respectively. It has been estimated, however, that over half of existing water supply schemes are either partially or totally dysfunctional. The target population is 27,000 with 52% being female and 40-50% being ultra-poor. Approximately 10-15% of the population is living with a disability.

Project Posters

Download the Australian Red Cross' project poster presented at the Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE) in August 2017 here.

Click here for Australian Red Cross' project poster presented at the 2016 South Asia Regional Learning Event.

Project specifics

Location Duration (MM/YY) Working with Key approach Website
Location South and West Asia: Nepal Duration 01-05-2014 to 01-06-2018 Working with District Government Key approach Aligned with Government Master Plan Website