WISSH Link is an online support mechanism, established with the prime objective of bringing in digital advantage to the Water & Wastewater sector.
WISSH Link -WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT SERVICES HELP LINK is a structured online support mechanism, designed and developed by a multidisciplinary team of well qualified and experienced professionals, with the prime objective of bringing in digital advantage and to promote remote working in order to ensure that the Water & Wastewater sector progress smoothly, countering the impediments of COVID-19 pandemic situation across the globe.
We strive to facilitate Planners, Developers, Managers, and Practitioners in Water, Sanitation, and Wastewater sectors involved in small and medium-sized systems, to ensure improved efficiency and efficacy in qualitative & sustainable management of new projects and the existing infrastructure, at affordable charges.
We not only advocate but, initiate action by offering support for improving resilience & building capacities in the sector, promoting the application of simple, yet robust, green technologies blended with modern technological innovations that are affordable and easily manageable at the local level, as appropriate.
With its diverse facilitation plans, WISSH Link is dedicated to supporting the realization of SDG – 6 of the global development agenda for ensuring safe water & adequate sanitation for all by the year 2030.
“Despite progress made in the Water & Sanitation sector, billions of people still lack safe water, sanitation and hand washing facilities. Data suggests that achieving universal access to even basic sanitation services by 2030 would require doubling the current annual rate of progress.”
– Report of the UN Secretary-General on SGD Progress – 2019, under (Goal- 6): Clean Water & Sanitation
EXTRACTS FROM REPORT ON UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
- Prior to the advent of Covid-19 pandemic, despite progress made, 2.2 billion people lacked safely managed Drinking Water and 4.2 billion people lacked safely managed Sanitation.
- During the Covid-19 pandemic situation, a main Implication is that 3 billion people worldwide lack basic Hand Washing Facilities at their homes, which is one of the most effective measures for control and prevention of the transmission of Corona virus.
- Water Scarcity could displace 700 million people worldwide by year 2030.
- Some countries experience a funding gap of around 61% for achieving their Water & Sanitation targets by year 2030.
WHY NEW APPROACHES ON SECTOR FACILITATION & SUPPORT MECHANISMS ARE REQUIRED?
Currently, the bulk of all available resources, are being allocated for implementing new Water & Wastewater infrastructure and on the sustenance of existing facilities. Lacking are interventions that are needed to improve and retain the skills & knowledge acquired, to identify best working practices and, to share them amongst practitioners and organizations active in the sector. Measures have to be devised to avert repetition, duplication and overlaps during the different stages of a project cycle.
This calls for new mechanisms that harness and house innovative approaches and, facilitate access to all stakeholders of the water & wastewater sector in order to see that the current resources available across the globe are efficiently and effectively utilized.
WHO ARE OUR TARGET GROUPS?
In meeting this long-term goal on facilitating access to all stakeholders of the water & wastewater sector it is essential to ensure that current resources available across the globe are efficiently and effectively utilized.
WISSH Link targets facilitating support services for current works carried out by:
- Water Utilities
- Projects & Programmes
- Consulting Companies
- Academic Organizations
- Other Service Providers
WHAT ARE OUR OBJECTIVES?
Our easily accessible and affordable solutions and services, offered through WISSH Link have been developed to meet the following broad development objectives.