Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

2023-10-16 - 2023-10-19
Host Organization:
UWASNET and Aqua Clara Kenya
Event Cost:
There are no prerequisites for this course. Applicants working for organizations directly implementing WASH and community development projects will be prioritized.
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This workshop provides an introduction to drinking water quality, the Multi-Barrier Approach to safe drinking water, household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) options, behaviour change, and implementation best practices. 
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define safe drinking water
- Identify risks to water safety from the source to a user’s glass
- Propose multiple barriers (behaviours and technologies) that reduce risks from unsafe drinking water
- Describe when and where HWTS solutions are most likely to be appropriate and effective
- Evaluate the benefits and limitations of different HWTS options
- Work with users to select appropriate HWTS options for a specific context
- Propose strategies to support behaviour change (towards correct, consistent, and continued use of HWTS systems)
- Describe considerations that increase the likelihood of sustained impact through HWTS