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Published Date: Dec 9, 2009


The United Nations Environment Programme National Committee of Republic of Korea on Tuesday joined the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) to conduct a four-month pilot project in the urban slums of Islamabad and Hyderabad for providing access to clean drinking water to residents.

Dr Afreen Sattar, SDPI Executive Director Dr Abid Qayum Suleri, Senior Advisor and Research Fellow Dr Mahmood A Khwaja, and Research Coordinator of SDPI Ambrin Hayyat presented their analysis at a stakeholders meeting organised by SDPI.

Suleri welcomed the participants and congratulated the SDPI for starting work in urban slums for providing access to safe drinking water to its residents. Dr Sattar said monitoring of the filtered water from canals should be carried out to test its quality. He suggested a survey of water borne diseases among children before and after the

introduction of the Association for Human Development (AHD) canal filters in the city slums should also be carried out. Dr Khawaja gave a presentation on how to assemble and use canal filters. He said that it was a simple technique to clean water. He also stressed upon increasing awareness and familiarizing the population with the hazards of contaminated water. He said when people would know that the most common ailments were caused by unsafe drinking water and bad hygiene; they would strive not only for cleanliness but also for clean drinking water.