Philippine Sanitation Alliance

A four-year project linking water, santitation and the environment.

Philippine Sanitation Alliance

The USAID Philippine Sanitation Alliance (PSA) was a four-year project that worked with LGUs, water districts and private sector partners to develop affordable ways to protect biodiversity and reduce public health risks through improved sanitation. Cities, water districts and private companies built 41 treatment facilities using appropriate technology. Projects included low-cost, low-maintenance treatment facilities for public markets, slaughterhouses hospitals and low-cost housing; and city-wide programs to properly maintain septic tanks (septage management). Cities developied effective promotion campaigns to increase willingness to pay for sanitation services and reduce the incidence of diarrhea through proper hygienic practices, particularly handwashing. Governance was also strengthened to reduce threats to biodiversity as LGUs worked to control wastewater discharges to coastal and freshwater ecosystems.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • AECOM

    Development Consulting, Works & Construction
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Since AECOM (NYSE: ACM) first launched as an employee-owned company in 1990, we have become one of the largest and most respected providers of professional, technical and management...

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Key Information

LocationPhilippines, East Asia and Pacific
StatusCompleted
  • Start Date 2007
  • End Date 2011
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