A five-person team carried out an extensive review of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion interventions in emergency contexts, including both natural disasters and complex emergencies.
This report constitutes the final report of the Environmental Health Project (EHP) Nicaragua Rural Water Supply, Sanitation, and Environmental Health Programme (EHP/Nica)a two-year reconstruction program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development mission in Nicaragua (USAID/Nicaragua).
During an almost 12 month period from March 2005, Aguaconsult provided technical input and advisory services to DFIDs disaster risk reduction team in the development of a dedicated policy.
Drawing on lessons from a review of existing examples, the document provides a framework for the establishment of such support mechanisms, explores key issues to be taken into consideration and includes a range of potential institutional models
This report provides the main findings of the evaluation which concluded that the Phase I WS&S program represents a major success story with regard to sustaining the benefits of the original projects over a relatively long time period.