Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Access to clean water and sanitation is key for healthy, dignified and productive lives. Therefore, drinking water is the first priority among the water uses in the catchment. The water resources In Rwanda access in rural areas has increased but many people –often girls- still walk long distances to fetch water. Water is also the first need when it comes to sanitation and hygiene. Rwanda is progressing steadily to improve access and use of water, deal with liquid and solid waste management, storm water management and a large scale hygiene behaviour change of individuals, companies and institutions. Water and sanitation (Watsan, or WASH) include the components of water supply, storm water management and waste water and solid waste management.