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Sindh is a lower riparian province. Hence, it is more vulnerable in its dependence on the Indus River for water. According to the Water Apportionment Accord 1991, an agreement signed on the sharing of water between the provinces of Pakistan, Sindh receives 42 per cent of the water share from the Indus Basin. The accord was signed in 1991. Sindh’s population was roughly 30 million in 1998. Today, the 2017 population census puts the headcount at over 47 million. Yet, the water availability has not been revised in accordance with the population growth, rapid industrialization and urbanization that the province has seen.
In 2018, the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) found that 80 per cent of the water samples collected from 14 districts of Sindh were unfit for human consumption. Overall, only 41 per cent of the households in Sindh have access to tap water, and this figure decreases dramatically to seven per cent if only considering the rural context.
Scope of the Project:
Considering the severe water crisis, HIWT intends to launch Water for Everyone Project with provision of Hand Pumps Installation and water wells in all districts of Sindh. Under this project 100 number of Hands pumps will be installed and 25 number of water well will be provided in all districts.
According to an estimate, 25 number of families will benefit from each hand pump and one water well can accommodate the clean water needs of 50 number of families so we can safely say by installing 100 number of hand pumps, 2500 number of families will benefit from it.