WASH for the urban poor in Cambodia

Urban, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene

As part of its scoping activities, WaterAid conducted a review of the situation of poor and vulnerable people in urban areas of Cambodia to inform its urban programming.

Supporting improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for urban poor and vulnerable communities is significantly more challenging than for rural poor communities. Urban technologies are usually more complex and always costlier; land ownership and security of tenure is often more uncertain. Communities are less homogenous and the stakes are higher for the government both politically and economically. 

The WASH situation of urban poor people in Cambodia is no different, and this review was prepared in preparation for WaterAid Cambodia to undertake an urban WASH programme. They endeavour to summarise much of the urban landscape, bringing together information on the various Ministries and agencies involved, current coverage and targets, resources allocated and required, the legal situation and much more.