Community-Based Water Security Improvement Planning in Solomon Islands

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Water, sanitation and hygiene statistics for rural Solomon Islands are some of the worst in the world with access to an improved water source at only 54% and access to improved sanitation at 13%. According to the World Bank, stunting is reportedly impacting 32% of children. While the World Health Organisation Solomon Islands Statistical Profile states that 7% of child under-5 mortalities result from diarrhoea. Access to a water supply and improved sanitation was highlighted as the highest priority need, particularly in rural areas, during the provincial consultation process for Solomon Islands. National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-2035. The NDS articulates commitment to meet Sustainable Development Goal targets, including Goal 6, to achieve ‘water and sanitation for all’
(universal access) by 2030.

With funding from Australian Government’s Water for Women Fund, Plan International Australia in partnership with Live & Learn Environmental Education and in collaboration with International WaterCentre has drawn on existing evidence and approaches to develop a contextualised Community-based Water Security Improvement Planning (CWSIP) guide for Solomon Islands.

Plan International Australia, Live & Learn and International WaterCentre

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