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Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Launches WASH and RESCUE 21 Oct 2011 16:53 #429

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Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Launches WASH and RESCUE: a 3-yr research project to find solutions saving lives and improving human and environmental health through integrating disaster risk reduction in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene sponsored by Swedish MSB

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has awarded SEI a research project to build resilience against disasters in cities, with a particular focus on the crucial role played by water, sanitation and hygiene improvements. The project will make use of experience from recent and recurring disasters and floods for example in Haiti, Mozambique, India and Sweden. The project focuses on resilience - how to build it at different levels - on a river basin, city, and technology level.

Several partners are involved in this project including:
1. Kristianstad City, Rescue Service, Sweden
2. Maputo Province, Mozambique (CLASS-A)
3. Bihar, India (WASH Institute)
4. Haiti Government - DINEPA
5. Emergency Shelter Unit (Formens Hus Foundation and IKEA Foundation)

Furthermore, the research project will benefit from engagement with different initiatives:
1) Swedish Water House (SIWI) Cluster Group for Water and Disaster Risk Reduction
2) Mistra-SWECIA at SEI, Stockholm Resilience Center
3) Swedish VAKA network
4) Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) working group on emergency sanitation
5) Stoutenberg Group (ACF, Oxfam, WASTE, Red Cross, MSF)
6) SEI’s network of sustainable sanitation knowledge nodes www.ecosanres.org/nodes.htm
7) UNISDR: Resilient cities campaign
8 ) Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR www.pedrr.net ).

Contact Info:
SEI Communications – ylva.rylander@sei-international.org
SEI Research – arno.rosemarin@sei-international.org
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Lead of the Swedish Water House Cluster on Water & Disaster Risk Reduction: www.swedishwaterhouse.se/en/cluster_grou...ster_risk_reduction/
Researcher “SPLASH urban sanitation in Maputo” www.splash-era.net/downloads/SRP_CLASS-A_Proposal.pdf and “WASH & RESCUE - WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene in RESilient Cities and Urban areas adapting to Extreme waters” sites.google.com/site/ecowaterdisaster/home
Co-lead on “SuSanA working group 8 in sanitation in emergencies” see Blog: susanawg8.wordpress.com/
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