UNICEF Announces the Results of the Family Survey on Water Usage
The UNICEF Iraq WASH programme, in cooperation with the Administration Institute/Ressafa –the Technical College, with support from the European Union, organized a conference at the Administration Institute/Ressafa to announce the final results of thepilot family survey on water usage.
The survey was conducted by the Institute in Najaf, Baghdad and Erbil governorates. It is part of the UNICEF-European Union Water Conservation Project to increase community awareness on water conservation and hygiene practices.
The conference was attended by Dr. Ali Al-Khateeb, the acting chief of UNICEF WASH, members of the higher ministerial committee chaired by the deputy secretariat general of the Council of Ministries, the advisors commission at the secretariat general of the Council of Ministries, the advisor of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Dean of the Technical College and other attendees including professors, specialists and researchers in the field of water conservation.
The dean of the Institute presented the survey final results and recommendations for changing community and household water usage behaviors. Specialists discussed water conservation and called for enacting and enforcing legislation on water usage.
Dr. Al-Khateeb said:
“The family survey is a very important and pilot study; its results show the urgent need to raise public awareness across all of Iraq to improve water conservation and hygiene practices."