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Safe and efficient management of water supply and sanitation systems

The programme area “Safe and efficient management of water supply and sanitation systems” is jointly supported by UNECE and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. During the 2017-2019 programme of work and important focus lies on sanitation. Lead Parties and organization are Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands and the International Water Association (IWA).

This area of work aims to support Parties and other States to ensure safe and efficient management of water supply and sanitation services by strengthening national capacities regarding the sustainable management of water resources and scaling up risk-based management approaches.

This area of work has close links with activities on climate change, as regards the safe management of water and sanitation services during floods and droughts and the safe reuse of wastewater. It also aims to build further capacity on water safety plan (WSP) and sanitation safety plan (SSP) approaches in policy and practice on the basis of existing guidance and tools developed under the Protocol.