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Philippines | Jun-16 | PCWS - Philippine Center for Water Sanitation

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Philippines | Jun-16 | PCWS - Philippine Center for Water Sanitation

  1. 1. PCWS PCWS
  2. 2. PCWS PCWS is a NGO that works to improve the water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation specially of the poorest communities in the Philippines... PCWS promotes access to water and sanitation as a human right.
  3. 3. PCWS • Started in 1990 as a project of the Netherlands-based International Institute of Infrastructure, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering (IHE). • Used to be known as International Training Network (ITN); funded by the Dutch Government from 1990 to 1998. • By the end of Dutch funding support, the few remaining staff transformed its group into an NGO called Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation – The ITN Foundation. • Since 1998, PCWS has been supporting itself through its professional fees obtained from training, technical support, research, advocacy and consultancy services provided to UN agencies, local governments, NGOs, national government agencies, corporations, and communities. PCWS Brief History
  4. 4. PCWS PCWS engages in water, sanitation an hygiene (WASH) projects at the village and up to the national level, combining: • policy recommendations • awareness raising • capacity building • WASH technical solutions • environmental protection • strengthening partnerships
  5. 5. PCWS At the village level … • Introducing low-cost water supply and sanitation technology options applicable to the local situation. • Building community capacity to care for and repair water & sanitation systems. • Promoting wastewater treatment for communities and households. • Teaching communities to design, construct, operate and maintain their WASH systems. • Increasing the participation of community members in decision-making on water resources management and environmental protection.
  6. 6. PCWS
  7. 7. Water & Sanitation Technology Options PCWS
  8. 8. Water & Sanitation Technology Options PCWS Material Cost: PhP 1,500 to 2,000 per unit Labor Cost: PhP 1,000 to 1,500 per unit Mold Fabrication Cost: PhP 1,500 to 2,000 per mold set
  9. 9. Water & Sanitation Technology Options PCWS • Purifies water up to 99.9 % • Easy to build and use • Minimal maintenance • Per unit materials and installation cost: PhP 500.00
  10. 10. Water & Sanitation Technology Options PCWS A 4-cubic meter capacity biogas digester can serve as communal septic tank for 6 household toilets. Biogas digester septic tanks built in wetland communities produce clean energy for cooking and serves as an alternative to mangroves being cut for fuel. • Material Cost: PhP 2,000 to 2,500 per cubic meter • Labor Cost: PhP 1,500 to 2.000 per cubic meter • Mold Fabrication Cost: PhP 1,000 to 1,500 per cubic meter
  11. 11. PCWS Encouraging innovative community-based researches, ideas and analysis that would benefit especially those with limited resources…
  12. 12. PCWS Encouraging innovative community-based researches, ideas and analysis that would benefit especially those with limited resources… Integrating social infrastructures and the passing of enabling local policies …
  13. 13. Advocating for the support and financing of efforts for more pilot testing and up-scaling of practical technologies useful to low-income communities with limited resources.
  14. 14. WATER CONNECTS US ALL. Going beyond WASH towards… - Livelihood development - Shared social goals - Housing - Political empowerment - Agriculture - Food security - Energy
  15. 15. WATER CONNECTS US ALL. Going beyond WASH towards… - Cultural enhancement - Poverty reduction
  16. 16. WATER CONNECTS US ALL. Going beyond WASH towards… - Improved shared social spaces - Peace keeping efforts - Healthy and vibrant communities

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