Water and health
Our advisory consulting services aim to impact on solutions for clean water and sanitation. The focus is to achieve good health and global sustainability goals. Since access to water and sanitation is a human right, DEZ Professional Consulting applies a human-rights based approach in advising on initiatives that facilitate access to water and sanitation. Our consulting services are based on the 1999 Protocol on Water and Health.
The main aim of the protocol is to protect human health and wellbeing through improved water management, including the protection of water ecosystems, and preventing, controlling and reducing water-related diseases. The parties of the protocol are required to establish national and local targets for the quality of drinking water and the quality of discharges, including the performance of water supply and waste-water treatment.
To meet these goals and those of the EU water legislation, particularly in translating and implementing the Drinking Water Directive:
- We advise on the implementation of water projects following EU water legislation and policy.
- We monitor and ensure visibility of clients in EU development cooperation in the water sector.
- We advise on health programmes under the EU’s bilateral cooperation with developing countries.