Success in Syria: making sulphurous water drinkable

Leen Saeb, Public Health Engineer, shares a success from our Syria programme. In Salamiyah City, Oxfam has worked with local engineers to perform the impressive feat of setting up a reverse osmosis plant to treat sulphurous water, permanently. Salamiyah city in Hama Governorate, Syria, has been suffering from severe water shortages as a result of the prolonged crisis and increased … Read More

Managing water locally

Communities are frequently excluded from important aspects of environmental management. But they can play a fundamental role in the management of common pool resources such as water. This is particularly true when state capacity is weak or when communities remain on the periphery of support from any government. Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) has been widely promoted over the last … Read More

Affordable potable water for the island residents of Hilantagaan

Hilantagaan Island is a 15 minutes boat ride from the main Bantayan Island and from the port of Sta. Fe with an average monthly income of Php 3,000 to 4,000 pesos and fishing and farming as main livelihood sources. Here households pay Php 10 to 15 pesos per container- which is a 20 litre jerry can for their daily water … Read More