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

February 6, 2023
Discover some of the key challenges and lessons learned from the practical application of WSPs globally to strengthen WSP application.
April 16, 2021
Improving and managing universal services of water and sanitation in a holistic manner is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and addressin...
March 15, 2021
IWA has published a new factsheet entitled “Engaging vulnerable groups in the implementation of Climate Resilient WSP”. What are vulnerable groups? ...
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