Principal Investigator: Dickson Wilson
Project leader/ Coordinator: Beda levira
Project Administrator: Felix Brown
Start date: Jan. 1, 2018
End date: May 31, 2020
Integrating sustainable water and sanitation solutions to create safer, more inclusive and climate resilient cities in Tanzania and South Africa
After realizing the challenges faces by Dar ES Salaam slums dwellers on poor sanitation practicing, several DEWATS plants were constructed by BORDA to solve the problem to people living in these settlements who have been experiencing the most deplorable living and environmental conditions which are characterized by inadequate water supply, squalid conditions of environmental sanitation and vulnerability to serious health risks among others.
There have been several challenges from the beneficiaries before, during and after the construction of these treatment plants (DEWATS) which are mostly due to community (es) poor knowledge of the technology, less involved in the project from its initials points and unreliable support from the government agencies another stakeholders in enabling the acceptability of the technology.
As the populations of these slums continue to rise, achieving universal sanitation in Dar es Salaam is as urgent as ever. Improving the acceptability of DEWATS technology to the community (es) can only be possible by the application of new knowledge and approaches to strengthen our strategies and policies towards adequate and equitable sanitation. By doing so, we will improve the Dar es Salaam living settlement making them safe, inclusive resilient and sustainable for the Tanzanians to live.#