Reconstruction of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services

Reporting Organization:Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,594,051
Timeframe: November 22, 2016 - September 30, 2021
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Nepal - $ 1,594,051.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (100.00 %)

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On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and was followed by a series of large aftershocks. The earthquakes resulted in over 8,700 deaths and 22,000 injuries, 2.8 million displaced and 3.5 million in need of food assistance. In response to the earthquake, Canada established the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund that committed the Government of Canada to matching eligible private donations to approved Canadian organizations. With funding from the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, the project improves the wellbeing of 260,000 people by increasing access to and use of safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in severely and crisis-hit earthquake affected areas in Nepal. The project trains local government officials and community organizations to respond to the current and future WASH needs of these communities, building resilience for the long-term. Beneficiaries are people unserved or under-served by adequate WASH services and include women, children and people of lower castes. Local governments and community organizations educate over 250,000 people, at least half of whom are women, on how to use WASH services and practice healthy hygiene behaviours. The project advances women’s participation as decision-makers on critical WASH and health issues, and ultimately reduces gender inequalities in access to and control over WASH-related resources and benefits of development. The project focuses on the districts of Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot and Kavrepalanchok. Activities are implemented by a national Water Expertise and Training Centre, hosted by the Environment and Public Health Organization.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: 192,533
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1 Increased no. of people using drinking water services correctly
1 Sanitation services
1 Access to water and WASH services
1 Equitable service distribution
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project included: (1) increased consumption of potable water by earthquake affected populations; (2) increased use of gender appropriate, environmentally sustainable, improved sanitation services by earthquake affected populations; and (3) more local governments and other community organizations using new knowledge, skills and innovations to better respond to the water and sanitation needs of earthquake affected populations.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (January 2021) include: (1) increased the number of people using drinking water services correctly, consistently or continually from the baseline of 76,772 to 269,305. This number of access includes 51% women and girls and an increase of 192,533 users ( 250%), exceeding the target of an additional 47,000 users; (2) increased the number of consistent users of sanitation services from 64% to 96%, and the number of continuous users of sanitation services increased from 61% to 98%; (3) increased the number of households satisfied with safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services from 75% to 91%, exceeding the target of 80%; and (4) increased the number of households indicating that services were provided equitably from 80% to 91%.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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