Mitigating drinking water crisis in Mongla: BRAC's rainwater harvesting solution

Mitigating drinking water crisis in Mongla: BRAC's rainwater harvesting solution

0 minutes, 57 seconds Read

Like Renuka's home, Brack installed 4,200 household-based rainwater harvesting systems, each with a capacity of 2,000 litres, in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat district.

According to the information of the organization, safe drinking water is being available to about 24,000 people including 11,520 women in Mongla Upazila. This facility has been provided under the project titled 'Enhancing Safe Drinking Water Security and Climate Resilience through Rainwater Harvesting'.

Now, not only do most women in Mongla not have to leave their homes, but it also reduces diseases like diarrhoea, said Sabita Biswas, another beneficiary of the rainwater harvesting project. She further said, now I can rear poultry, have a vegetable garden in the backyard and take care of the fish in the pond without wasting the time spent on collecting water.

Brack says, earlier in Mongla, people had to cover a distance of 2-3 kilometers to get drinking water. Shipra Halder, a reserved woman member of Chilla Union in Mongla, said, however, that some families are still deprived and do not have access to drinking water. Speaking to Prothom Alo, he said, 'We have tried many methods, but BRAC's approach to rainwater harvesting is sustainable.'

925 Total Views 1 Views Today
Spread the love

Similar Posts