Haiti

Haiti has the lowest rates of access to improved water and sanitation infrastructure of the western hemisphere (64% with basic access to water, and 31% to basic sanitation). This situation was likely exacerbated by the earthquake in 2010 and contributed to the rapid spread of the cholera epidemic that started later that same year1. Sanitation is a prominent topic in Haiti. To have long-lasting solutions, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), favours investments in training and education. In 2017, a governance and sanitation workshop was organised for professionals from public sector agencies and non-government organisations in Haiti. WaterLex was invited to prepare and facilitate different modules during this five-day workshop which counted 21 participants. WaterLex’ modules focused on wastewater, talking about policies (Faecal Sludge Management) but also considering wastewater as a source of income. WaterLex also presented a module on ‘Technology and increasing access to sanitation’ featuring the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene; which is used to monitor international progress in access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.