On the December 16 – 21, 2020, representatives of the Aquasan Network in BiH participated in a four-day training of trainers on Water Safety Planning and Crisis Management program with an emphasis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the goals of the training is designing and implementing operational procedures for floods, earthquakes, power outages, major pipe failures, or any other type of potentially catastrophic event. Focus was on the importance of preparation and organization in such situations, identifying weaknesses and improving them.
The training of trainers was organized within the Danube Learning Partnership (D-LeaP), with the support of GIZ's project Open Regional Fund for Modernisation of Municipal Services (ORF MMS).
The Water Safety Plan (WSP) is currently one of the most popular topics in the water sector. WSP was first introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005. An approach to Water Safety Planning has been developed to organize and systematize the long history of management practices applied to drinking water and to ensure the applicability of these practices to drinking water quality management. WSP is adaptable to all types and sizes of water supply systems and can be effectively applied in all socio-economic conditions. The WSP approach is increasingly accepted globally as a best practice for supplying safe drinking water.