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
Door to door water supply to the coastal people
Door to door water supply to the coastal people

BEDS has been providing door to door safe drinking water with minimum charge in Banishanta and Laudove union. As a result, more than 20 villages of these unions are getting safe drinking water. Local people are now free from the anxiety of safe drinking water crisis.

There is no alternative of Water for human life. In Sundarbans region of Bangladesh, saline water is everywhere with limited fresh water sources. The coastal people have to depend on rainwater. They store water in plastic tank and traditional mud made pots in the monsoon which is not sufficient for them to drink for the whole year. In the summer, there is hardly any rain. Besides, they use water in the agricultural production. As a result, rivers, canals and ponds become dry. Extreme water crisis appears then. Through the existing facilities of BEDS (Solar Pond Sand and filter, Reverse Osmosis and 7 water wells) more than 9000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water. Now we are selecting sites for installing 8 more water wells in different coastal villages.


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 suppling door to door
Safe drinking water is suppling door to door

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. The coastal people have to depend on rain water. In the summer season the rain is scarce and they are bound to drink nearby ponds and canals water. Thus most of the people suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases.

 

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. Currently, BEDS is providing door to door safe drinking water with minimum charge in Banishanta union. As a result, villagers of 17 villages of this union are getting safe drinking water. Local people are now free from the anxiety of safe drinking water crisis.

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.

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. Please click the following link; 

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

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Installation of water well is on process
Installation of water well is on process

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.

This is Ashok. I live in Paschim Dhangmari Village. I earn my livelihood by catching fish from the Sundarbans. Generally I go to fish for 15-20 days and stay in the Sundarbans. Most of time I suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases and it hampers my fishing activities. I take water from the RO plant of Paschim Dhangmari and I get relax from the water contaminated diseases during my fishing period.

We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation. Please click the following link;

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

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Happy women to get safe drinking water
Happy women to get safe drinking water

There is no alternative of drinking water for living beings on earth. But a huge number of people all over the world have no or little access of drinking water. Condition of safe drinking water access for the people of Bangladesh is identical. The problem is bigger in Sundarbans coastal region of Bangladesh. In summer, the crisis becomes extremely extreme when the water level goes down from the ponds.

BEDS is extremely concerned with the issue and trying to provide safe drinking water among the marginal and deprived community. So far, BEDS has re-excavated 3 ponds, established 3 solar powered Pond Sand and Filter systems, established three Reverse Osmosis water purification systems with Water ATM and set up 7 water wells in the Sundarbans coastal region of Bangladesh. From our installed facilities, over 9000 people are getting safe drinking water. Now BEDS is planning to set up seven more water wells in that region so that underprivileged people can get better access of safe drinking water. We hope that around 3500 more villagers will get the facility of safe drinking water from our proposed initiative.    

‘Namita’ a coastal housewife said, ‘Water borne diseases are no longer exist in my family after getting safe drinking water from BEDS installed systems. Before that, all the members of my family got suffered through water borne disease.’

We would like to thank all our donors for their support so far. We are requesting all our donors to start the monthly recurring donation for the betterment of coastal communities.

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World Water Day 2021
World Water Day 2021

Today is World Water Day, 22 March, 2021. So we love to share our local voice among the global communities. We have celebrated World Water Day together with the local people where people are crying for drinking water. Today we developed a water crisis map and a pathway to solve this problem with the local people.

According to the recent UNDP survey 73 percent of the people living in five coastal upazilas such as Koyra, Dacope, Paikgachha of Khulna and Assasuni and Shyamnagar of Satkhira have to drink unsafe saline water. In the dry season or winter, the salinity level of water in Shyamnagar goes up to 6,600mg per litre, more than six times the permissible limit. The study, which ended in February, also found that 63 percent of the people face difficulties even in getting that water as they have no other source of drinking water. Women are solely responsible for collecting the drinking water. Due to cyclone Aila in 2009, many ponds became full of salt water. Most have remained so for even more than a decade. Cyclone Amphan caused a similar havoc. Lately, salt water is being found in different tiers of the ground there, Alamgir added.

With the support of donors like you, BEDS (Bangladesh Environment and Development Society) has been trying to solve this drinking water crisis through our local initiatives. Around 5,500 people from five villages of Banishanta Union under dacope sub-district are getting safe drinking water from our installed Solar Powered Pond Sand and Filter with Reverse Osmosis and Water ATM. Water crisis of these villagers have been reduced, villagers access to safe drinking water becomes easier, water borne diseases are alleviated, women’s water collection time is also reduced.

Hope your cooperation will be reduced the crisis of safe drinking water at the coastal region of Bangladesh. We love to see the happy children, woman and coastal families.

Local initiative on World Water Day-2021
Local initiative on World Water Day-2021
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Discussion during World Wetland Day 2021
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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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