Project Name: Development of education materials including teaching guide on Water Safety Plan for university curriculum
Name of Client: WHO
Period: September 2013 to December 2013 (3.5 Months)
Description of Project:
The WHO Bangladesh, under the WHO-AusAID water quality partnership programme is working on mainstreaming Water Safety Plan (WSP) in the country. For achieving the outcomes of the project, one of the strategies is to develop human resources and embedding WSP in the curriculum of the technical universities and polytechnic institutes. In Bangladesh, the water supply sector is primarily run by graduates from technical and engineering institutions. The performance of the sector in providing safe water to communities depends to a large extent on the knowledge and technical know-how of these technical/ engineering graduates. The concept of WSP is relatively new and has not been incorporated in the course curriculum of most technical universities. At the same time, new lessons have been learnt from the implementation of WSPs in Bangladesh over the past years. Therefore, this seems to be the most appropriate time to introduce the concept and practice of WSPs in the curriculum of engineering and technical education, so that graduates could better prepare themselves in facing the challenges in the water supply sector of the country. For this purpose, it is very important to develop educational material and teaching guide on WSP incorporating input from all concerned (including faculty and practitioners), and incorporate WSP at appropriate levels of technical/engineering course curriculum.
An agreement has been signed between WHO and ITN-BUET for development of education materials including teaching guide on Water Safety Plan for university curriculum.