Safe Drinking Water for Flood Victims in Pakistan

by Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)
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Mr. A. Khurshid Bhatti, CEO, visited in villages
Mr. A. Khurshid Bhatti, CEO, visited in villages

230 New Nadi filter units installed near Matli

AHD installed some 230 Nadi filter units near Matli for the families affected during floods 2010, 2011 & 2012. The families targeted during this quarter was facing health issues and water borne diseases in their families, mostly women and children affected due to gastric & diherial diseases.

The trainings conducted in 22 villages in UC Hajji Sawan and Tharri, during Nadi filter TOT trainings women and men learn new safe drinking water filtration technique

The snaps showing the new Nadi filter units installed near Matli that will help some 2,300 household individuals to get safe and clean drinking water at their door step

Furthermore we want to replicate this ethnology in more families, you support will enable us to reach out more rural communities

For more please feel free to contact us to ask for more information, we will be happy to answer your questions at ahdpak@gmail.com or can call at Ph: +92-22-3860880

TOT Nadi filter training Village Muharam Khaskheli
TOT Nadi filter training Village Muharam Khaskheli
Nadi filter in Mangi kolhi village
Nadi filter in Mangi kolhi village
Village Shaoon Patel families attending Trainning
Village Shaoon Patel families attending Trainning

Nadi Filter units the only key to help or provide safe and clean drinking water to the rural families affected by floods 2010, 2011 & 2012.

AHD started new training in village Shaoon Patel and organized one Nadi Filter TOT training for 34 families, women of the village Shamoon Patel interested to learn Nadi Filter to get access to safe and clean drinking water for them and their children.

On Dec 22nd 2013, training was organized in village Shamoon Patel and some 34 families got training, AHD also districted 34 Nadi units to them, women were very happy and started installing Nadi filter units at their household level. Before this training village Shamoon Patel women and children suffering with water borne diseases. Women and children mostly affected by Gastro & Diarrhea cases.  

Nadi Filter is only the solution for us, a views by village women & men, we learnt this Nadi Filter technique and will use to filter canal water and use for our families and children.

Thanks to AHD & Global Giving

Women of the village Shaoon Patel most affected
Women of the village Shaoon Patel most affected
AHD staff giving training to village families
AHD staff giving training to village families
A Newly Nadi filter unit installed near Matli
A Newly Nadi filter unit installed near Matli

Project Progress about New Nadi filter units Construction  

AHD promoting safe drinking Nadi filter units in flood affected areas of district Badin Sindh Pakistan; through this project we reached more than 2,400 families during 2010-2013 we reached more than 2,600 families and hope till the end of Dec 2013 we will be able to reach 3,000 mark of Nadi filter units installation.  In the above snaps we can see the women giving glass of water to her child, the women learnt and installed this Nadi filter unit through her own hands, this shows that the families installed Nadi filter units now trained and will be able to repair and keep maintain through themselves.

Sustainable Solution for rural population to drinking safe and clean water at their door step

 AHD Nadi filter technology is the one of the innovative, cheap, and local based technique providing facility for the rural population, specially women, and children improved their health & learn Nadi filter technology and installed at their household level. The simple training with the maximum in cost of US $ 15 only for one 01 Nadi filter unit, time period: the life time solution with facility to repair mud pot if broken through their own hands, easy to cement it and prepare again. Many families nearby villages learnt through the relative and neighbors.

Future Plan / Target for Nadi filter

By 2015 we hope to promote 10,000 Nadi filter units to enable for 100,000 people to have access to safe and clean drinking water at their household level. For this purpose we will need your support and donation to achieve this target. Hope to hear from all of you …. For more please feel free to contact us Ph: +92-22-3860880 & email: info@ahdpak.org or ahdpak@gmail.com

Contingency Planning for Rain / Floods 2013

Provision of Safe drinking water through Bio Sand Nadi Filter , Sanitation & Promotion of  Hygiene conditions In Taluka Matli District Badin.   

Overall objective

·         To prevent the outbreak of water and sanitation related diseases as a result of Monsoon and flood.

Specific objectives

      Ensure access to safe Dirking water through Bio Sand Nadi Filter, hygiene education and temporary sanitation and bathing facilities for the displaced populations, particularly those residing in camps.

     Ensure that displaced populations are provided with basic hygiene supplies and are properly informed on behavior practices related to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Rain and flooding, as a disaster agent, brings about considerable disruption, damage or destruction on household assets and livelihoods, on community service facilities and on major economic/economic infrastructures such as roads, irrigation schemes, municipal water supply systems, telecommunication and electric networks, etc. However, humanitarian response is primarily concerned with addressing the pressing recovery needs of the severely affected households and communities.

Safe and reliable drinking water is vital to every community. Emergency response planning is an essential part of managing a safe drinking water system. Most public water systems have had routine operating emergencies such as pipe breaks, pump malfunctions, coliform contamination, and power outages. These are manageable if the water system has an emergency response plan that can be put into action quickly. More serious non-routine emergencies may result from intentional acts of sabotage, chemical spills, floods, hurricanes, windstorms, or droughts. These can drastically affect the system and the community that depends on it. Preparing a response plan and practicing it can save lives, prevent illness, enhance system security, minimize property damage, and lessen liability. 

Flooding has the potential to deteriorate the health and nutrition situation of affected populations. Severe floods damage safe water and sanitation facilities, create poor hygiene particularly in temporary shelters, and establish conditions conducive for water borne diseases. This amplifies the risk of endemic and epidemic diseases such as acute respiratory illnesses, malaria, measles, relapsing fever and water borne diseases such as acute watery diarrhea (AWD), malaria, malnutrition, and other diseases.

AHD Nadi filter technology can impact during floods/disasters

AHD has capacity to provide 5,000 to 10,000 Nadi filter units during emergency disaster to meet the safe drinking water for 50,000 to 100,000 people within 30 days time period, if provided sufficient funding for the same. AHD is planning to support the most vulnerable communities of the Taluka MATLI District Badin if the Monsoon condition will remain same. AHD plan to install the Bio Sand Nadi Filter units in camps for access to Safe Drinking Water, which is more rare to find for daily use and especially for drinking purpose, and re-built their environment friendly atmosphere the women for cooking purpose. AHD has the leading edge with past working performance in two most important interventions on safe drinking water.

AHD WASH team surveyed the different communities of throughout Pakistan and tested the water sample which villager or people were using for cooking as well as for drinking. The test reports revealed that the water is highly contaminated and very harmful for their health.  AHD made it possible through its innovative technology of Bio Sand Nadi Filter which filter and kill the bacterial germ in its filtration process. AHD trained the trainers from the community and construct a model BNSF at their village then they able to construct at their door step. So BNSF unit secure and rescue their lives by construction of BIO NADI filter, instead of using of canal water.

Humanitarian action under the WASH cluster is based on the principle of coherent and coordinated action in carrying out a timely and consistent response to the humanitarian consequences of major flooding and rain in order to minimize their adverse effects on the population. The effects of flooding and rain may reduce access to basic right of access to food, education, health services, safe housing, protection, drinking water and sanitation.

 

AHD staff giving instructions to village families
AHD staff giving instructions to village families

Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Association for Humanitarian Development is a Social communities Based organization, established in December 2001-2002 and Registered under the Societies Registration Act: XX1 of 1860 on 17 May 2003. Priority Program of AHD is Safe Drinking Water.

AHD team working in surrounding 8 Village of Matli areas for purpose of safe drinking water. AHD team research that the villagers are using Hand pump and Canal Water. Canal water and Hand pump water was very dangerous of their life .They are suffered with different water born disease.  They complained of Diarrhea, skin disease, Vomiting, and sometimes even bloody stools.

Methodology:

AHD staff conducts the meeting with communities of 8 villages and get them awareness of safe drinking water and introduce of Nadi Filter Units.

Detail of Activities:

Month of March and April AHD staff conduct the Training work shop of 8 Village of Matli Area. And distribute of 42 Nadi filter units for installation of Nadi filter. Almost 305 people trained about the installation of Bio Sand Nadi filter

Challenges: We faced difficulties about the logistic issues to send the material in the village.

Indicator: 305 male and female people are trained installation nadi filter.

Output: 305 people trained installation nadi filter and we get snaps

Pipe fitting in Nadi near Matli
Pipe fitting in Nadi near Matli
preparing sand for nadi filter
preparing sand for nadi filter
Nadi filtered water clean and safe for health
Nadi filtered water clean and safe for health
 

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Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Location: Hyderabad, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.ahdpak.org
Project Leader:
Khurshid Bhatti
President / CEO
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan
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