This handbook was developed to help governmental and non-governmental agencies involved in safe water delivery, sanitation hygiene at local level, union and ward disaster management committees, to enhance their respective capacities to cope with climate change and disaster risks. It considers the rural context of Bangladesh and provides field-level workers and practitioners practical ideas about water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices in the context of climate change and disaster risk.
- Bangladesh is a disaster prone country and disasters damage life, asset and environment; and climate change causes uncertainty as well increases the magnitude of disasters.
- Services regarding WaSH are perceived as human rights although, in practice, they are applied as public health concerns.
- There are regional variation in the effects of climate change affects and disaster risks in Bangladesh. The existing natural sources of water and the current technologies fail to cope with climate change and disasters.
- The adverse impacts of climate change and disaster on natural, social, and health environment cause crises in safe water supply, sanitation, and hygiene practices.