Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh

by Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)
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Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Safe drinking water is now available
Safe drinking water is now available

The drinking water crisis in the Sundarbans coastal region is chronic. The water in this region is saline almost all the year round. As a result, the people of this region are forced to save rain water and boil the water in the pond and drink that water which is very inadequate compared to the need. This water crisis intensifies in the summer. There are cries for water all around. Due to the increase in the frequency of cyclones, the embankments break and saline water from the sea constantly enters the polders. This saline water gets mixed with the water bodies in the villages and water crisis becomes more intensive.

Initiative: Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working since 2015 to alleviate the drinking water crisis in the coastal areas. In the meantime, the pond has been re-excavated and by using local technology pond sand and filter (PSF) system has been installed to collect rain water. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System has been set up to enhance the quality of water. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainable and long- term management. During this covid-19 pandemic situation people have to stay home and in this circumstances BEDS is supplying safe water to remote areas by vehicles.

Impact: Most of the people of the locality used pond water for drinking and cooking purpose. Women spend most of their time by collecting water far from their residence. By using this water, they often suffered from various kinds of water contaminated diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, Jaundice, dysentery etc. Pure drinking water was a cherished desire to them. After installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 9000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries: A woman who is shopkeeper living beside the Sundarbans Coastal region expressed her feelings about RO water – “Before I prepared tea by pond water and customer didn’t satisfy because taste of tea depends on water. Now I take water from BEDS and my selling goes

high.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link; https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Door to door safe water supply
Door to door safe water supply

The drinking water crisis in the Sundarbans coastal region is chronic. The water in this region is saline almost all the year round. As a result, the people of this region are forced to save rain water and boil the water in the pond and drink that water. Which is very inadequate compared to the need. This water crisis intensifies in the summer. There are cries for water all around. Due to the increase in the frequency of cyclones, the embankments break and saline water from the sea constantly enters the polders. This saline water gets mixed with the water bodies in the villages and water crisis becomes more intensive.

Initiative:Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working since 2015 to alleviate the drinking water crisis in the coastal areas. In the meantime, the pond has been re-excavated and by using local technology pond sand and filter (PSF) system has been installed to collect rain water. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System has been set up to enhance the quality of water. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainable and long-term management. Safe water is being supplied to remote areas by vehicles.

Impact: Most of the people of the locality used pond water for drinking and cooking purpose. Women spend most of their time by collecting water far from their residence. By using this water, they often suffered from various kinds of water contaminated diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, Jaundice, dysentery etc. Pure drinking water was a cherished desire to them. After installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 9000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A housewife living beside the Sundarbans Coastal region expressed her feelings about RO water – “I have a little kid that’s why I could not fetch water from distance but now BEDS gives water at door to door and it is very suitable for me.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Safe drinking water is now available
Safe drinking water is now available

The drinking water crisis in the Sundarbans coastal region is chronic. The water in this region is saline almost all the year round. As a result, the people of this region are forced to save rain water and boil the water in the pond and drink that water. Which is very inadequate compared to the need. This water crisis intensifies in the summer. There are cries for water all around. Due to the increase in the frequency of cyclones, the embankments break and saline water from the sea constantly enters the polders. This saline water gets mixed with the water bodies in the villages and water crisis becomes more intensive.

Initiative:Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working since 2015 to alleviate the drinking water crisis in the coastal areas. In the meantime, the pond has been re-excavated and by using local technology pond sand and filter (PSF) system has been installed to collect rain water. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System has been set up to enhance the quality of water. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainable and long-term management. Safe water is being supplied to remote areas by vehicles.

Impact: Most of the time the people of the locality used pond water for drinking and cooking purpose. They often suffered from various kinds of water contaminated diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, Jaundice, dysentery etc. Pure drinking water was a cherished desire to them. After installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 9000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A housewife expressed her feelings about RO water. “This water is well enough. Before we drink water from different sources and suffer from various types of water borne diseases such as diarrhoea, Cholera, dysentery etc but now we drink this RO water and we are free from all kinds of water contaminated diseases.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and ontinuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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People are getting safe water from water ATM
People are getting safe water from water ATM

The project area is located at Banishanta union of Dacope Sub district in Khulna district adjacent to the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Water is a fundamental resource for life and livelihood. But safe water is scarce in the coastal area of Bangladesh. The coastal people have to depend on rain water. In the summer season there is no rain and they are bound to drink nearby ponds and canals water. As a result, most of the people suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases.

Initiative:Due to the increase in the frequency of cyclones, the embankments break and saline water from the sea constantly enters the polders. This saline water gets mixed with the water bodies in the villages and water crisis becomes more intensive. Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been trying to provide safe drinking water.  We have selected 3 ponds and re-excavated.  By using the local technology we have established Solar Pond Sand and filter (PSF) system for water purification. The quality of water doesn't fulfill the drinking standard. So BEDS has installed 2 Reverse Osmosis water purification systems with Water ATM in Paschim Dhangmari and Uttor Banishanta village. 7 water wells have also been installed. Now BEDS has been providing door to door safe drinking water with minimum charge in Banishanta and Laudove union and we are planning to install 8 more water wells in different coastal villages.

Impact: Most of the coastal people used pond water for drinking and cooking purposes and they could not think about the reverse osmosis purified water. But the situation became change after installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 9000 coastal villagers are now getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. The rate of water contaminated diseases is going to disappear. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries: Mrs. Roy who lives in the Sundarban Coastal area expressed her feelings about the reverse osmosis water. She told that this water is very good. Before we drink water from different sources and suffer from various types of water born diseases such as diarrhoea, Cholera, dysentery etc but now we drink this RO water and we are free from all kinds of water contaminated diseases. She never imagine that they get this type of RO water.

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show= recurring

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Coastal people getting safe water from water ATM
Coastal people getting safe water from water ATM

Safe drinking water demand is increasing with the increase of population in Bangladesh. There is water everywhere in the Sundarbans coastal region. But the water is saline; it is not fit for drinking. Here deep tube wells could not be installed as there was no soil layer in the area and there were problems in shallow tube wells. As a result, most of the people suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases. They cannot afford to buy mineral water because they live from hand to mouth.

 

BEDS has been trying to provide safe drinking water to the climate vulnerable underprivileged Sundarbans coastal community since 2015. We have re-excavated 3 ponds and established Solar Pond Sand and filter system. BEDS has installed 2 Reverse Osmosis water purification systems with Water ATM in Paschim Dhangmari and Uttor Banishanta village. 7 water wells have also been installed. So, more than 9000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water from our service. Now we are planning to install 8 more water wells in different coastal villages.


As a result the 45% people of the Banishanta Union are now getting access to pure drinking water. But this is not sufficient for the large coastal community. Now we are trying to ensure safe drinking water to 100% people of Banishanta Union. We have a great desire to supply safe water door to door. After installing the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification systems and water wells, water contaminated diseases like cholera, dysentery, jaundice etc are ‍about to disappear from the supported villages.

Impact: As a result the 45% people of the Banishanta Union are now getting access to pure drinking water. But this is not sufficient for the large coastal community. After installing the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification systems water contaminated diseases like cholera, dysentery, jaundice etc are ‍about to disappear. Recently we have distributed 200 water jars among the villagers. We are trying to supply pure drinking water in whole coastal area.    

Success Story: I am Mr. Bacher and I live in Paschim Dhangmari Village. I take water from the water ATM of BEDS. Now we are getting the world class purified RO water. My family members are drinking safe drinking water. Before my daughter used to affect by several water born disease like diarrhea, typhoid. But now she drinks the safe water and safe from the diseases. We are very happy to get the safe drinking water.

 

We know it is you; the kind hearted donors, who can make it possible to help the coastal people to provide them safe drinking water. So, please be kind to the safe drinking water deprived communities and be with them.

We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation. Please click the followinglink; https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people/

Door to door safe water supply
Door to door safe water supply
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Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)

Location: Khulna - Bangladesh
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Md. Maksudur Rahman
Khulna, Khulna Bangladesh
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