sanitation

Improving sanitary conditions and preventing water-borne diseases in Burundi
Le projet couvre une commune en milieu péri-urbain : Mutimbuzi, province de Bujumbura rural au Burundi, à l'ouest de la capitale et proche de la frontière congolaise.

Il a pour but d’améliorer les conditions sanitaires des communautés visées et de réduire la propagation des maladies hydriques, telles que le choléra ou la diarrhée. Au-delà de la mise en place d’installations hydrauliques et sanitaires, un réel travail de sensibilisation/éducation comportementale a été développé selon une approche participative intégrale afin de garantir des améliorations à long terme.
 
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The project covers a commune in a peri-urban area: Mutimbuzi, a province of rural Bujumbura in Burundi, west of the capital and close to the Congolese border.

It aims to improve the sanitary conditions of the target communities and reduce the spread of water-borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea. Beyond the establishment of hydraulic and sanitary facilities, real work on awareness raising/behavioural education has been developed using a comprehensive participatory approach to ensure long-term improvements.
 
The project has set up the following actions:

- Introduction of a participatory methodology called WAST that raises awareness and provides training in waste management and the right to water, hygiene and sanitation,

- Structuring, legal training and empowerment of the community through the creation and training of Hygiene and Sanitation Committees (HSCs) capable of taking charge, monitoring and evaluating a sanitation service throughout the sector, from construction of infrastructure to the recovery of collected waste (Ecosan latrines),

- Supporting and empowering the municipality through the strengthening of its capacities (awareness-raising and maintenance of works), implementation of communal regulations, the strengthening of synergies with other local, regional and national policies, and the establishment of criteria to respect the right to water and sanitation,

- Ex ante evaluation of innovation in health impacts (village surveys and health centres).
Storm drainage and geographic information service project in the Douala urban community (Cameroon)
Depuis 2015, la Ville et l’Eurométropole de Strasbourg associées à GESCOD (Grand Est Solidarités et Coopérations pour le Développement) et leurs partenaires collaborent avec la Communauté urbaine de Douala dans le cadre de la construction-rénovation de 47 km de drains pluviaux, afin de renforcer les capacités de maîtrise d’ouvrage et de gouvernance locale dans le domaine de l’assainissement urbain. Cette AMO (Assistance à la Maîtrise d'Ouvrage) soutient également la création d’un système d’information géographique (SIG) servant d’appui technique au projet de drainage. Les questions sanitaires liées aux déchets et aux eaux usées autour...
Since 2015, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, in association with GESCOD (Grand Est Solidarités et Coopérations pour le Développement) and their partners, have been working with the Douala Urban Community on the construction and renovation of 47 km of storm drains, to strengthen their project management and local governance capacities in the field of urban sanitation.
This AMO (Assistance to the Contracting Authority) is also supporting the creation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide technical support for the drainage project.
Health issues related to waste and wastewater around storm-water disposal have been included in the remit of the project. To strengthen technical capacities in the field of sanitation and hydraulic expertise, a management training programme has been set up in partnership between ENGEES (Ecole Nationale du Génie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement de Strasbourg) and the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) de Douala.
Innovative design and sustainable public toilets demonstrator in Vitry sur Seine
WeCo expérimente avec le soutien de la Région Île-de-France et de la BPI ses toilettes innovantes, autonomes et durables à chasse d’eau depuis mai 2017 sur le site du Kilowatt à Vitry-sur-Seine.
WeCo has been testing, with the support of the Ile-de-France Region and the Public Bank of Investment (BPI), its innovative, self-sufficient and sustainable flushing toilets since May 2017 on the Kilowatt site in Vitry sur Seine.