Project duration:

2009 - 2014

Human Resource Capacity Gaps Study

The progress many countries have made in the provision of safe water and adequate sanitation is at risk if we do not act now and invest in the people who can make universal access a reality

The human resource (HR) requirement to meet the water and sanitation targets has been relatively unknown in relation to the numbers of staff, qualifications and their practical experience. IWA has taken the learning from the health and education sectors and developed an assessment method to collect data on human resource gaps (skills) and shortages (number of workers) at the national level in the water and sanitation sector. Tested in 15 countries in Asia and Africa under (IWA HRCG study), the results are staggering. IWA calls upon decision makers in government, capacity development providers and organisations in the WASH sector for concerted action at national, regional and global level, to collect HR data, strengthen the evidence, and jointly develop national capacity development strategies.

Latest Updates

May 17, 2017
The current drought ravaging parts of Eastern Africa and the subsequent famine triggered largely by failed rains is enough proof that water indeed is life. The ...
March 21, 2016
The launch of the UN World Water Development Report, with a theme of Water and Jobs, on World Water Day allows me to reflect on the contributions the IWA made t...
March 4, 2016
In an era of water scarcity and rising demand, untapped water resources would be looked upon as a huge opportunity. Why then doesn’t the water sector have the...
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Kirsten de Vette
Learning & Capacity Development Officer