Project Name: Training program on Water Safety and Development on Water Safety Plan for University Curriculum
Name of Client: WHO, AusAid
Period: September, 2010 to April, 2011 (07 Months)
Description of Project: WHO introduced the concept of water supply framework in its 3rd edition of the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality (GDWQ, 2004) with its vision towards establishment of credible Water Safety Plans (WSPs) universally for the population to have access to safe drinking water. AusAid, in line with WHO’s global vision has set in motion its Water Safety Plan program since 2005. In Bangladesh Phase-ll of the program entails capacity building to plan, implement and scale up of WSP. ITN-BUET is involved with the promotion of Water Safety Plan (WSP) in Bangladesh and in the region since 2005. Since 2006, a routine training course on WSP has been incorporated in its training agenda to create awareness, impart knowledge and skill among the professionals on safety management of water supply. Acknowledging the reality that a large section of people in the country are still unaware of the WSP concept, ITN-BUET always considers to hold this specialized course with increasing importance and updated experience from the field. Under such circumstances, an agreement was signed between ITN-BUET and The World Health Organization (WHO) ITN-BUET trained a total 55 professionals in two training programs, developed a training module and training materials.