Achieving and sustaining safely managed drinking water in Bangladesh: findings from a water audit

Report on a water audit of 3,830 tubewells across 10 villages in Chandpur and Comilla Districts

Abstract

Ensuring safely managed drinking water for everyone is a global policy priority. The Government of Bangladesh remains at the forefront of the global effort to define and achieve the expanded Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs recognise that ‘access’ is only one step towards achieving safe and reliable drinking water for everyone, every day.

This is a report on a water audit of 3,830 tubewells across 10 villages in Chandpur and Comilla Districts in order to support national policy strategies seeking to achieve safely managed water for all. In the study area, an estimated 44% of the population uses water that exceeds the national arsenic standards reflecting similar risks for millions of people across Bangladesh

REACH is a 7-year programme (2015-2022) led by Oxford University with international consortium of partners and funded by the UK Department for International Development.

Citation

REACH (2017) Achieving and sustaining safely managed drinking water in Bangladesh. REACH Policy Brief, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Achieving and sustaining safely managed drinking water in Bangladesh

Published 1 August 2017