Water Expertise and Training Centre (WET C)
Project Name: Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Health
Project Partner: Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST)
Funding Agency: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Project Duration: December 2011 to December 2014
The Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) Water Expertise and Training Centre (WET Centre) was initiated in 2009 with the support of CAWST, Canada. The WET Centre program promotes the effective implementation of household water treatment options and sanitation projects in different communities in Nepal. Through the CIDA Muskoka Initiative, the capacity of the WET Centre to operate effectively and efficiently and to deliver relevant WASH training and consulting services will be enhanced. In turn, the strengthened WET Centre will build the technical and managerial capacity of the water and environmental sanitation sector, increasing their capacity to meet the national millennium goals of the country. Through their focus on safe water and sanitation the WET Centre also has a direct and positive impact on maternal, neonatal and child health in Nepal.
The ENPHO WET Centre will help to establish WASH Resource Centres in different regions in Nepal in collaboration with government and other key WASH actors. These WASH resources Centres will enhance the technical capacity in WASH at the local level.
The ENPHO WET Centre will bring together a wide variety of stakeholders to meet project goals. The ENPHO WET Centre will work jointly with Government partners, different national and International to fulfill the technical and consulting support. To ensure their collaboration the Project Implementation Plan was developed with their input and involvement. Supporting local entrepreneurs to manufacture and enabling them to create demand in local communities on their product is also a key component of the WET Centre Strategy.