At the group meeting on the 1st of May members decided that there were sufficient funds available to make a donation to Oxfam and the WATSAN kit was chosen, read more about it here.
Clean water is probably the most important element in controlling the spread of disease following an emergency. This “Watsan kit” is used by Oxfam water engineers and includes a GPS system, tools and equipment for testing the sanitary quality of water supplies.
Providing enough clean water for drinking, cooking and washing is one of the most important ways of controlling the spread of disease following an emergency. Watsan kits used by Oxfam’s water and sanitation engineers include all the tools and equipment required for testing the safety of water sources and for designing facilities to provide safe water and sanitation.
“Clean water is one of the most important elements in controlling the spread of disease following a humanitarian disaster, and the ability to test water quality is vital in these situations.” Praphulla Shrestha, WATSAN Advisor, Oxfam Australia. Find out more here