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  1. Mark Wickstead
    Posted March 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Interesting film and useful background to the specific challenges of these “inbetweener” towns. Thames Water will be linking our fundraising to the Small Town programme in Bangladesh. The fact that they will double in number and size in 15 yrs and again in 3o yrs is frightening and its good that the research and analysis is now raising the profile.
    I like having a film summarising the report.

    • Erik Harvey
      Posted March 9, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink

      Mark

      Thanks for you interest, in fact thanks for being the FIRST! I am extremely happy to hear that Thames Water will be linking your fundraising efforts to our Small Town work in Bangladesh which is one of the first of our country programmes taking on this huge task. They have selected eight towns to begin working in which have the added challenges of being in either a high risk cyclone area, or having saline or arsenic contaminated groundwater, or being extremely remote. As such they have ahuge challenge ahead of them and much of their work will have to be in finding particularly innovative technical solutions whilst maintaining appropriate financing & technical capacity levels to ensure that systems remain functional in the long term.

      We will be further developing this website into a space where the experiences and lessons over the next few years can be shared, hopfully also through the use of short videos.

      As you can see we have not “branded” this website very overtly. With the current dearth of experience in WASH service supply issues in the developing world, we would like others to come and share their experiences, expertise and knowledge, so please encourage anyone you may come across working on these issues to do just that.

      Erik