Hambantota Water Program in Sri Lanka
Georgia: IRD has provided potable water to residents of Zugdidi city and Zedaetseri village by installing a new water reservoir and high capacity pump, securing the water source from contamination and rehabilitating 17 existing artesian wells.
Crimea, Ukraine: Since 2002, IRD has rehabilitated flooding wells, constructed water lifting stations, constructed a pumping plant, and established a water supply for villages and public facilities in the Azovskoye, Djankov, Krasnogvardeisk and Belogorsk regions. To date, IRD’s programs have benefited more than 25,600 people in Ukraine.
Mozambique: IRD began working in the southern region of Mozambique in 2005 to protect water wells from contamination, promote sanitary hand-washing habits and assist in latrine construction. Throughout this program, IRD will construct 155 wells in partnership with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Indonesia: IRD began implementing a water and sanitation project in Indonesia in 2003, working with community members, teachers, school committees and children to increase the percentage of primary school children who practice appropriate health and hygiene behaviors. Through this program, IRD has upgraded the facilities in 59 schools (latrines, wells, hand-washing and tooth-brushing sites) in four districts and has begun construction in 22 other schools. To date, this program has benefited more than 11,597 children.
In Banda Aceh following the tsunami, IRD provided emergency potable water and sanitation services to more than 136,721 people in 143 villages through the provision of water containers, tankers and water purification tablets. Furthermore, IRD installed emergency latrines, water wells and bathing facilities, and worked to improve waste removal services. IRD has also made the necessary repairs to restore the Lambaro Water Treatment Plant in Banda Aceh, which supplied water to over 100,000 people before the tsunami.
Sri Lanka: In response to the tsunami, IRD rehabilitated four wells in the Hambantota region of Sri Lanka.
Chad: In Chad, IRD is currently working to rehabilitate 392 water sources, including barrages (dams), hafirs and traditional wells in the Iriba district to improve access to water for agricultural and livestock production. It is anticipated that this project will directly benefit 79,506 vulnerable people.