YFCA Conducting Water Quality Surveillance in six targeted districts of Shabwah Governorate

YFCA - السبت, 30 أكتوبر, 2021

Since water is the essence of life, YFCA is working hard in all ways so as to protect this natural source from deterioration and keep Yemeni people safe from water-borne

diseases that are widely spread out nowadays such as cholera which has killed many people especially women and children.
Therefore,  Yemen Family Care Association (YFCA) was conducting Water Quality Surveillance in six targeted districts (Ataq, Bayhan, Ursaylan, Markha Al-Sufla, Nisab and Jardan) of Shabwah Governorate,  within the project of WASH and humanitarian food assistance for IDPs, host communities, returnees and marginalized groups in six districts of Shabwah Governorate-Yemen, which is funded by German Foreign Ministry (AA) in partnership with Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) (German Humanitarian Assistance Organization).
Moreover, during August & September 2021, YFCA in cooperation and in coordination with General Authority for Rural Water and Sanitation Project (GARWASP) in Shabwah Governorate National Water Sanitation Authority (NWSA) was testing 55 samples at HHs level through trained water quality volunteers (WQVs) by using water tester devices which measure the TDS, E.C, PH, FRC, Salinity, Temperature, and taking 10 water samples from different community water resources in six targeted districts and then the samples are sending to the lab for making physical, chemical, and biological analysis in order to evaluate the quality of water at those water assets and suggest the suitable processing methods.
This activity is aimed to:
- Developing access to safe drinking water for the people in the targeted districts.
- Awareness to the community, especially on using clean water, the proper methods of transporting and preserving water, the importance of water purification and sterilization, and avoiding negative behaviors
- Effective contribution to reducing the spread of water-related epidemics and diseases.