Bangladesh – 2013: Immediate Response Teams
In Bangladesh, one of most flood prone and natural disaster prone countries, Aquasure settled more than 120 IRT – Immediate Response Teams in partnership with local authorities, international and local NGOs.
An IRT is a decentralized disaster response tool at community level based on:
- A pre-trained local operator
- Pre-positioned Aquasure mobile water treatment unit.
One IRT can supply up to 1.000 people with drinking water daily (5L/day/pers.) from the first hours following a disaster. It limits the impact of the disaster on the health of the community.