Lack of Community Participation in Drinking Water Supply Project and its Impact on Health and Services Provided to Flood Affected People

Asam Shad


Pakistan experienced extraordinary rainfall in mid-July 2010, which continued until September 2010. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) the rains/floods have affected over 20 million people. The selected aid organization for study which has worked in response to disaster has not consulted community due to approach modification which leads to create negative impacts on inhabitants of water facilities provided in reconstruction phase by the organization. The main focus for this study was on the health and services aspects of the facilities and how the lack of community participation played a role in them. In order to achieve this, interviews were carried out with village residents as well as relevant organization. Reports, strategy and policy documents have also provided important and relevant information. The main finding of the study was that inappropriate facilities provision by non government organization is result of imprecise quick response for implementation of project.

Keywords: Impact, drinking water, health, affected people

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