CIFAL Argentina hosts Workshop on Water and Sanitation
5 October 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina- The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Argentina (CIFAL Argentina) held a workshop on water and sanitation at a local community in Salta Province, Argentina. The workshop aims to contribute towards SDG 6.b that calls to support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.
According to UN Water, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services worldwide. As a devastating consequence of poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water, around 340,000 children under five die annually from diarrhoeal diseases, this is an average of around 1,000 fatalities per day.
This activity reached around 37 families and the school community in Salta Province. The main objective of this workshop was to educate community members on the importance of having access to improved drinking water and sanitation.
During the workshop, members from the community learned about how to use water arsenic removal plants as it has been discovered that community water reservoirs are contaminated with high levels of arsenic.
At the end of this workshop, participants were able to identify the risks of consuming unsafe water and implementing mechanisms to secure sanitation. Attendees were also equipped with skills to spread the knowledge acquired during the sessions.
Photo 1: Session on the importance of safe drinking water and sanitation.
Photo 2: Community members learning about how to use water arsenic removal plants.