Water Safety Plan Implementation in Africa

Improving Drinking Water Quality and Safeguarding Public Health through Water Safety Plan Implementation

Water Safety Plans (WSPs) are widely recognized as the most reliable and effective way to consistently manage drinking water supplies to safeguard public health. IWA is supporting water service providers in a total of 16 African Countries, with support from USEPA and the Opec Fund for International Development (OFID), to develop, implement and monitor WSPs. IWA is developing training programmes, tools and facilitating Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) between utilities to support implementation. Furthermore, IWA are supporting the implementation of low-cost interventions to improve the safety of water supplies for six water service providers in West Africa, namely: Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Senegal.

Blog Posts

November 27, 2018
Resilience is more than implementing the right technology or practice to assess and address risks of extreme events. It is an approach that should be part of a ...
March 22, 2017
Moving towards a sustainable circular economy requires us to rethink the role and reuse of wastewater, greywater and fecal sludge. Sanitation Safety Planning (S...
April 26, 2016
The World Health Organisation and its partners have set guideline values and health-based targets, helping define what concentration of hazardous chemicals and ...
Kizito Masinde
Programme Officer, Africa Regional Office