In 2010, the UN declared clean drinking water and sanitation to be “human rights” with an aim to “achieve access to safe and affordable drinking water” and to “achieve access to adequate sanitation and hygiene for all” by 2030.
With these aims, the Uganda Waste, Water and Environment convention brings all professionals in water supply, water resources management, waste water treatment and WASH to avail innovative solutions to the public in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Uganda Vision 2040.
Safe water: Wholesome water that is free from micro –organisms that could cause disease in a human being when consumed, used for bathing or for washing utensils.
Safe water chain: The process of keeping water safe from the water source to consumption, often water quality tests indicate that water that was of good quality at source becomes contaminated during collection, transportation, and storage.
Sanitation: The process where people demand, develop, and sustain a hygienic and healthy environment for themselves by erecting barriers to prevent the transmission of diseases. It includes practising good personal hygiene, domestic, and food hygiene and the safe management of solid and liquid waste, vector and vermin control.
Hygiene: Refers to behaviors that can improve cleanliness especially the environment, personal, domestic and food hygiene.