SafePani: Improving drinking water safety for schools and healthcare centres in Khulna district, Bangladesh

By 2019, over 98% of the population of Bangladesh had access to improved drinking water sources (BBS/UNICEF, 2019).1 However, drinking water safety remains a challenge, with hazards including faecal contamination, geogenic contaminants such as arsenic and manganese, and increasing salinity. The SafePani model uses a professional water service provider operating with a Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach to improve drinking water safety in schools and healthcare centres in Khulna district, Bangladesh. This brief sets out how the WSP approach is incorporated in the SafePani model.



Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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