Assessment of Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Facilities of South Begunbari Slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh Through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Method and Proposing Upgrading Schemes

8 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2013

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Shahadat Shakil

USAID/Bangladesh

Tazrina Ananya

University of Manchester

Ishrat Islam

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET

Naila Sharmin

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET

Date Written: October 23, 2013

Abstract

This paper presents techniques of assessing the present state of water supply situation, sanitation condition and drainage system of an area by using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) method. South Begunbari Slum, Dhaka has been selected as the study area for this study. Several participatory planning tools have been adopted in course of the study for determining the present scenario of the previously mentioned utility facilities in the selected study area. Finally some recommendations have been specified to develop the overall condition. Local people’s participation has been ensured to the maximum limit during the study. Bottom-up approach of planning through PRA method has been demonstrated here. Existing scenario, local peoples vision and assessment of the prescribed needs with regards to the country standard has been also performed.

Keywords: PRA Method, Water Supply, Sanitation, Drainage, Begunbari Slum

Suggested Citation

Shakil, Shahadat and Ananya, Tazrina and Islam, Ishrat and Sharmin, Naila, Assessment of Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Facilities of South Begunbari Slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh Through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Method and Proposing Upgrading Schemes (October 23, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2344514 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2344514

Shahadat Shakil (Contact Author)

USAID/Bangladesh ( email )

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Tazrina Ananya

University of Manchester ( email )

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Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Ishrat Islam

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET ( email )

Mirpur, Dhaka
Dhaka, DC 1000
Bangladesh

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Naila Sharmin

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET ( email )

Mirpur, Dhaka
Dhaka, DC 1000
Bangladesh

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