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2008

Water security and Safety for the vulnerable communities in Sulaymaniyah city - Iraq

Irak

Titre : Water security and Safety for the vulnerable communities in Sulaymaniyah city - Iraq

Pays /Région : Irak

Code projet : ITF E3-16 WTSN/JP/ Water Secu

Durée : 15 Oct. 2008 – 31 Jul. 2011 (33 months)

Présentation
Sarchinar W/P is the oldest and most important source of water to the residents of Sulaymaniyah city providing water to nearly half the city during summer (the other half is provided by the Dokan Water Supply project) and is adequate for the needs of the whole city during winter. The Ministry of Municipalities (MoM)/ KRG submitted a proposal in June 2007 to UNICEF to enhance the efficiency of the Sarchinar W/P, which was producing just over one third of its capacity, leaving a number of areas under its command with less than two hours supply over 72 hours. Further, the areas served by the Sarchinar W/P suffer from considerable water losses due to age-old and dilapidated water distribution networks. The onset of diarrhoeal episodes and some cases of cholera, especially in the areas served by Sarchinar W/P in August/September 2007, point to the grave public health risks and the urgent need for rehabilitation work accompanied by hygiene awareness campaigns and improvements in water quality monitoring and surveillance. Similarly the peripheral areas where higher incidence of diarrheal/cholera cases have been reported between 2003-2007 are at an increased risk due to their reliance on unsafe water from shallow wells/ springs

Objectifs
The main outcomes of the projects are : 1. Outcome-1 : 400,000 inhabitants of Sulaymaniyah city have improved access to safe water. 2. Outcome-2 : Residents in peripheral/ high risk areas Sulaymaniyah city are safeguarded against water borne disease out-breaks. 3. Outcome-3 : Over 60 Government Authority staff have strengthened skills for improved operation and management of water facilities. _ The targeted outputs are : 1. Output 1.1 : 400,000 inhabitants of Sulaymaniyah city have access to increased quantity and improved quality of water. 2. Output 1.2 : Water quality laboratory established within the Sarchinar water project and operational. 3. Output 2.1 : Water networks in the high risk areas rehabilitated/ replaced. 4. Output 2.2 : Awareness campaigns on hygiene and water handling practices conducted. 5. Output 3.1 : Over 30 government staff trained on implementation, operation and management of water facilities. 6. Output 3.2 : Over 30 government staff trained in water quality monitoring and surveillance.

Agences Nations Unies : UNICEF, WHO

Implementing Partners : Ministry of Municipalities and Tourism, General Directorate for Water and Sewerage and Sulaymaniyah Water Directorate – Kurdistan Regional Government • Collaborating Ministries : Health and Environment

Budget : US$ 7,079,558

United Nations Development Group

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