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Water is essential for life

Wasrag (Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) was formed on March 22nd, 2007 and recognized by Rotary International.

Wasrag is the response to Rotarians’ desire to have a major impact on the life and livelihood of people by helping to provide lasting and sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions.

Rotarians are uniquely qualified to deliver sustainable solutions. They understand the culture and values of the local communities to which they belong. They are attuned to political considerations and can pinpoint problems before they become hurdles.

The world is discovering that effective programs take 3 to 5 years to be sustainable – local community engagement and appropriate technologies are keys to success. Solutions need to consider complex realities: geography, geology, climate, local culture for example. Ensuring a project is based on best practices isn’t easy, requiring skills often not readily available to Rotary Clubs.

Wasrag was created to provide the know-how, consistency and credibility essential to success over the long term.

Why will this work?
The basis of the Wasrag approach is a comprehensive Needs Assessment for every affected area. Wasrag is coordinating new evaluation methods and universally-accessible tools to help every project use the assessments to be more successful.

The key aspects of Wasrag are:
· Large scale needs assessments reflecting local realities such as watersheds, flow issues and political boundaries;
· Wasrag-endorsed project listings that Rotary Clubs,
Districts and even non-Rotarian groups can rely on,
knowing they fit into larger sustainable programs;
· Up-to-the-minute guidance on best practices in water & sanitation work: community participation, needs-driven, sustainable technologies, education, long-term monitoring, evaluation and continuous learning;
· Experts network and technical support;
· Awareness building about the crisis facing the world;
· Sourcing external funding; and building relationships with reliable partners.

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Responses

  1. Please help us in our club Water Project and Sanitation in the Philippine. We started this project in Rotary in almost three year’s ago unfortunately we are on hold or erased or doesn’t exist. Why? i don’t know.


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