Our primary objective is to deliver compost toilets in partnership with the local District Development Committees and villages through other development incentives and mitigate the non-point source pollution to the local watershed due to human waste. Click here to Support CEAD in solving the “Water and Sanitation Crisis”
On 28 July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 64/292. This resolution explicitly recognizes the human right to water and sanitation, acknowledging that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights.
Though sometimes underappreciated, it goes without saying that water is a critically essential resource for all life. Though necessary for drinking, cooking, cleaning and sanitation, for too much this precious resource is in short supply. In Nepal this is the case for many in the aftermath of the major earthquakes in April and May of 2015. Infrastructure has been damaged extensively throughout the country and many hundreds of thousands of Nepalese are left homeless and without basic necessities. Access to water has been lost in many districts, as wells and reservoirs have been contaminated by ruptured infrastructure and sewage. Tests of ground water have shown increased turbidity and contamination. The people in rural communities are thus left without drinking water, or the means to clean hygiene and sanitation. With the summer months approaching this poses significant risks for disease outbreak in the future.
CEAD has been working with survivors at the scenes of the earthquakes devastation. They assist in construction of safe latrines, providing hygiene kits as well as conducting water testing. CEAD also puts much effort into the education of locals in proper sanitation methods and awareness of heath risks and sustainability. In particular CEAD works in educating the local women and children in methods of water purification and public health.
According to the CDC, improving the water, sanitation and hygiene could prevent at least 9.1% of the burden of global disease, 6.3% of all deaths. Water quality is a determining factor in a region’s poverty and educational and economic opportunities. As such it is essential to invest in improving Nepal's water supply, not only in rebuilding Nepal in the wake of the earthquake, but also for building the future of Nepal forward.