Water Safety Plans, Building Long Term Cultural Change and Resilience to Pandemics

Series: Pacific WASH Webinars

Water Safety Plans, Building Long Term Cultural Change and Resilience to Pandemics

12 March 2021


Water Safety Plans provide the building blocks for creating safe water supply systems for our communities. If implemented using an engagement model it can be used to build resilience in water operations and create long-term sustainable improvements as well as resilience when unexpected events do occur.  

The workshop covered the basics of water safety plans, an overview of a different approach to risk assessments, as well as discussions on how to embed Water Safety Plans to create long-term benefits. 

There was also an open discussion with Pacific utilities on their experiences with the development of their plans. 

This learning event is part of the Pacific WASH webinar series that serves as a regional platform to advance knowledge and learning in utility operations and the broader WASH sector practice. 


Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
12 Mar 2021 Presentation 1 Water Safety Plans for Building Resilience in the Pacific
Clara Laydon set the scene with a comprehensive overview of the principles and objectives of a WSP and walked through the process of developing a WSP. ...
Clara Laydon
12 Mar 2021 Presentation 2 Drinking Water Safety Plans: Water Authority Fiji
Mosese Nariva and Daiana Legalega shared Water Authority Fiji's six-year journey to embed 55 drinking WSPs in Fiji, and their current task of ensuring...
Mosese Nariva, Daiana Legalega
12 Mar 2021 Presentation 3 Drinking Water Safety Plans: Samoa Independent Water Schemes Association
Clarissa Laulala discussed key takeaways from the development and implementation of drinking WSPs for over 54 villages under Samoa's Independent Water...
Clarissa Laulala


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