Access to clean water is vital to the health of any community. SurfAid has been working in Nias since 2006 to restore and improve water supply systems by repairing wells damaged in the 2005 earthquake and installing new tanks, public tap stands, rainwater harvesting systems and piping. Since 2009 SurfAid has also been implementing a Clean Water Program in the Mentawai with similar objectives.
To reduce child mortality through the improvement of access to water and healthier sanitation practices.
+ To facilitate the improvement of access to water.
+ Communities lead and participate in processes to eradicate open defecation in their villages.
+ Empowerment of communities and village structure for sustainable and healthy management of water supplies.