KARACHI: Indus Earth Trust (IET) is launching a water replenishment project in Kohistan, Thatta district for which a multi-national beverages industry has provided assistance amounting to Rs 19 million.
The water resource management system aims to provide remote communities in Kohistan, Thatta with access to water through replenishment of ground water and rainwater harvesting. The project will benefit about 600 households in some 40 villages and targets SDG 3 (better health and wellbeing) and SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).
The project will focus on water harvesting through lined water reservoirs; rehabilitation of some 20 dug wells is also planned through brick-lining, capping and installation of hand pumps. The water extracted will be collected in covered tanks and then distributed through channels for household use, kitchen gardening, and troughs for the livestock.
Formation of CBOs to facilitate WASH training and skills, especially to the village women, is an integral part of the project. It envisages lessening the burden of water carrying by women, by making it more accessible to them.
The IET is a Pakistan-based not-for-profit organisation working in the area of sustainable development since the year 2000. It has six programme areas – livelihood and enterprise development, water and community physical infrastructure, alternative energy solutions, indigenous housing systems, food security and drought mitigation and climate change adaptation. The IET has worked in Sindh and Balochistan.
Source: Pakistan Today