Effective Reduction of CO2 by providing safe drinking water
Reduction of 4,000 t of CO2 emission per year in Bangladesh by replacing boiling of water as primary method of water treatment with solar water disinfection (SODIS) and WADI, a clean and sustainable disinfection method.
- Customer/s: HOFER KG
- Partner: Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) and Voice of South Bangladesh (VoSB)
- Project Area: Sharankhola, Bagerhat, Bangladesh
- Target Group: Rural households that depend on firewood for cooking and boiling water
- Start/End: 2017 –
The coastal area of Bangladesh is heavily affected by climate change
Together with our local partner Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) and Voice of South Bangladesh (VoSB), Helioz is distributing 4,000 WADIs in rural Bangladesh to households using firewood as primary energy source to reduce CO2 emissions and provide safe drinking water.
For this pilot project 10 communities in Sharankhola in Bagerhat district were selected. Local facilitation is provided by Voice of South Bangladesh (VoSB) under the guidance of Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) and Helioz. After successfully completing local water tests at Dhaka University, WADI distribution was initiated in October 2017.
The selected region in the coastal area of Bangladesh is heavily affected by climate change and the rise of sea levels. It suffered considerable damages in 2007 when cyclone Sidr hit the area killing more than 10,000 people in the country causing damages of USD 2 billion.
Typically, 5-6 people live in a household in Sharankhola using more than 300 kg of firewood for cooking and boiling water per month. Firewood is either bought on the local market with families spending EUR 15 every month or collected in the surrounding woods taking up more than 35 hours per month. Water is fetched from local ponds or collected from rainwater harvesting tanks.
Together with top management from CDD, Helioz trained community facilitators, established guidelines for distributions, consolidated with local stakeholders (government officials, NGO workers, community leaders, health workers) and introduced the WADI to households during a visit to the project region.
In addition to saving 4,000 t of CO2 emissions, this project also yields benefits for local organizations and at household level:
Press release HOFER KG/german
Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)
Voice of South Bangladesh (VoSB)