The Cost of Water Project supports the effective planning and sustainable management of water supply systems in refugee camps and settlements. Launched in 2014 by the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Unit in DPSMÕs Public Health Section in partnership with IRC, the project measures the overall costs of providing effective water systems in a variety of refugee hosting contexts to create a flexible decision-making tool specific to refugee situations.
In early 2005 Aguaconsult undertook an evaluation of ECHOs actions in the DPRK. The DPRK has been subject to ongoing humanitarian crises since the 1990s.
This evaluation found that despite constraints posed by the current budgetary frameworks and legal mandate, considerable progress on mainstreaming DRR activities has been made by a range of DG ECHO project partners.
Aguaconsult was contracted by the British Red Cross to carry out an assessment of the progress and impact of their Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme and to make recommendations for future scope and direction of activities.