Project Name: Support to WSP pilot activities and training development
Name of Client: APSU/DFID
Period: : July 2004 to June 2005 (12 Months)
Description of Project:
Water Safety Plan (WSP) takes an effective process control rather than end product control in water system as the principal means of ensuring water safety. Control of risks through preventive operation and maintenance with simple and consistent monitoring that allows problems to be detected early and for remedial action to be taken immediately. Therefore, WSP needs to be implemented in all water systems for ensuring safe water delivery and thus to reduce incidence of water borne diseases. A large section of the professionals were not aware of the concept of WSP. To create awareness on WSP International Training Network (ITN) Centre,
BUET included this topic in its training agenda for the water sector professionals.
The main objective of this training course was:
To orient and create awareness and to expand knowledge base of the participants on current approach of safety management of water through operational monitoring and process control. More specifically:
- to understand the hazards that cause water unsafe;
- to identify control measures (existing or planned) that prevents hazards to ingress into the system and to control the process through operational monitoring;
- to assess sanitary and microbial risk of the water supply system through carrying out sanitary survey; and
- to enhance the knowledge and skills of the professionals for better management of both asset and safety of the water supply system.