update-feedback test,users welcome costs reduction-Urban slum water links-increase access to clean healthy affordable water near community.
A climate-changing world demands that we seek every means possible to increase the resilience of maximizing a limited water supply in slums.
dirty water, risky water source for urban slum community
page 1 of User experience map
page 2 of User experience map
tap water connected to urban slum area
Evaluation -structure of health promotion- in the urban slum community resilient to climate change project.
community tank for rain water harvesting and strorage
expected output-putting training to practice
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
i. Project Start Date: 1996: a-income generation, b-Health &Nutrition,c-Environmental protection.
ii. Water project-with limited funding,under health promotion and nutrition in rural areas, with tube wells,pumps&tanks
iii. clean water project is for slum dwellers experiencing water scarcity. The total population of Lira Municipality was 9,122 persons in 1980, 27,538 persons in 1991 and 81,790 persons in 2002 and thus having increased by 18,416 and 54,252 persons in between 1980-1991 and 1991-2002respectively.
iv. The increment from1991-2002 is greater than that from1980-1991 because of the massive displacement by the Karamojong cattle raiders that moved people from villages to Lira Municipality. The fertility rate for Lira Municipality stood at 4.17births per woman in the year2010/11 and currently over 100,000 persons and growth rate is about 3% and projection is at 3.5% annually
Problems-the recent drought has brought our slum dwellers to severe water crisis that some communities have to share busrted wells with animals, as the old water pipes were broken or stop supply suddenly, and due to rapid population increase, the slum community are force to collect water from any available sources, leave alone the risk! as they are poor cannot afford bottle waters; increasing clean water supply, with new pipes, constructing new tube wells, hand pumps and water storage tanks solve this problem. Water usage:cooking 25%, drinking 40%, washing15%, sanitation 15%, other 5%
We are targeting Slums dwellers experiencing serious water crisis, vulnerable to outbreaks of water borne diseases, like those sharing water with animals. We will replace this by increasing access to affordable clean healthy water near home, taking into account costs reduction, since tap water, tube wells and hand pumps are cheap, affordable for the poor slum community.
Processed bottled water is so expensive cannot meet the poor slum community’s daily water usage.
Implementation Ugandan slums
HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?
i. The population is very poor, unplanned, experience rapid growth;
ii. Infrastructure lacking and not well maintained;
iii. Urban slum areas highly vulnerable to outbreaks of water borne diseases due to poor water supply;
iv. community have low understanding of Climate change;
they can afford cheap water supply like tap water which is maintained and treated by National Water and Sewerage Corporation which collects only water bills from users and the supply is bulk better for slums population, supplemented by tube wells and hand pumps which are also cheap and users pay monthly maintenance fees, additional support by local government revenue and storage tanks built in homes are easy to maintain.
Yes, for two or more years
I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for at least two years
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in management from Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands; I am passionate about community development ,and I have 19 years experience working as project manager for Rural Women and Youth Coordination, and other rural development projects in Uganda.
IS THIS A NEW OR RECENT IDEA FOR YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION? HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM WHAT YOU ARE ALREADY DOING?
Enriched from previous projects in rural areas, now in urban slums, still to promote health and nutrition by:
i. Optimal utilization of available water;
ii. Increased supply and coverage of safe water supply in urban slum areas;
iii. Cost reduction; laying down pipes are expensive,maintenance, by National Water and Sewerage Corporation,and construction of wells equally expensive for the poor slum dwellers but maintenance cheap affordable.
iv. Sustainability; tap waters,maintained by NWSC, wells project carried out at the request of the community leaders, , the community are users and pays for their upkeep,local government support ensuring a supply of safe water far into the future
v. Addressing major challenges-limited water sources, rapid population increase partly due high rate of urbanization; inappropriate water supply and management systems; also economic hardships from the aftermath of civil strife that bedeviled the area; Climate change;
vi. Introducing good practices
HOW IS YOUR IDEA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SIMILAR INITIATIVES? WHAT ARE YOU DOING DIFFERENTLY? WHAT UNIQUE ADVANTAGES DO YOU HAVE?
i. enriched from previous experiences of similar project carried out in the rural parts of the district; we now use pipe line connections for bulk supply of clean water in slums areas;
ii. The slum are left in the corridors of most development plans, the city authority in most cases concentrate in city centers for all development programmes leaving the slums/ suburbs unplanned, with infrastructure lacking, yet heavily populated and majority of them are poor, low income earners. In this case, most of them are living under poverty line, on less one dollar a day. They cannot afford to use mineral water on a daily basis, 1 bottle of 500mililitre mineral water is Ushs: 1000, $0.25; compared to one 20litre zerican is Ushs: 200, $0.05
ii. The project is participatory, more involving the local people or community participation;
iii. Builds on local capacities, in partnership with local government authority- and training community learn the techniques of maintaining water quality and resources; have the power to report social problems in time, avoid out breaks or diseases / epidemic in society.
iv. Has linkages/multiplier components: employment, some can sell get income,pay bills
this is the problem area,
we would like to construct pipe waters in this areas.because water crisis has not yet been solved, here the urban slum community draw water from dirty sources, where animals are also watered.
an example of pipe water connection in urban slum, we would like to promote this project to enable clean water supply.
photo of tube wells, constructed under rural water project.
photo of the hand pump, installed under the rural water project.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR IDEA?
our unanswered question include:
Are there available Support funding to the Project?
WHY DO YOU THINK THE PROBLEM YOUR IDEA SOLVES FOR HASN'T BEEN SOLVED YET?
Because we have toured this areas, See photo of dirty water, attached.People are still sharing water with animals, the tubes and pipes that were install 30 years ago can longer work, and when the few water pipes stop supplying water suddenly women and children in these areas have no choice but to draw water from these bursted wells that are only available water sources in their area.service delivery are mainly based in the city centers, the urban slums have cheap informal settlements, with poor infrastructure, community living in are poor, can not afford processed bottled waters for their living.
HOW HAS YOUR IDEA CHANGED BASED ON FEEDBACK FROM YOUR COMMUNITY?
We are receiving positive feedback to our ideas. The community are rallying behind the project and looking forward to receiving affordable clean water soon, with Amplify support. Uganda is rich in natural resources, with large water bodies which can supply and provide its people with clean water if properly funded.
The community agreed to play their part in the test meetings. As the condition stands, we have 100% support from users, and we shall cover all planned areas as funding permits. the major problem for the community is construction costs for pipe lines as maintenance is under NWSC but tube wells, and hand pumps are maintained by community supported by local government revenue.
storage tanks also useful cheap maintenance assets.
Above:women leaders mobilize fellow women for water meeting with our staff in remote slums.
Below: women wellcome urban slum water links staff for programme test meeting with community.
WHAT WOULD YOU ULTIMATELY LIKE TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS IDEA? WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP TO GET THERE?
We would like to increase clean water supply in slum areas through costs reduction,supporting the poor, affordable by user community, here, access to clean healthy water near home.
There is need that the slum areas have a reliable water supply them; children will have better nutrition from clean healthy water and women will grow more vegetables to supplement their diets.
Clean water is a necessity of life. Each day without it is another day of life threatening sickness and thirst.
There is speculation that the El Nino of this November through January will bring with serious water-borne disease in six cities in Uganda
We shall train women how to treat,maintain, harvest and storage tanks,
this structure shows the means and ends of maximizing clean water supply in urban slums-health promotion.
What factors contributed to a worsening position in clean water shortages in our slums areas?
What has been the impact of this at the household and community level?
Why have certain households and community in our urban slums become more vulnerable to outbreaks of water borne diseases?
What interventions are most likely to achieve a positive outcome in restoring clean water supply in the urban slums at the household and community levels?
How does your idea connect to the broader system of the city where you plan to implement?
The city water is already been connected up to the city center, see also attachment,but the rest or the urban slums are not connected, national water and sewerage cooperation connects at will, like wealthy people normally have tap waters at their homes as they can afford to pay connections bills to the national water authority office. So we need funds to pay for this connections or construction of pipe lines to national waters, for affected slums areas, normally ,the cost of reconstructions of broken pipe lines are upon the same authority. The community will only have to pay for water as they draw from the taps, which is cheap, here, a 20 litre can is Ush:100, which is affordable for a family in Africa living with less than five dollars a day. Compared to a small water bottle of 300mililitres is Ushs:1000 about $0.25 and in a day one person would need to spend over $2.5 for 10 bottles for drinking water alone, leave alone other domestic usages, impossible for slum community.
tap water near homes
community can store water for domestic usage this involves no or little additional costs if any.