The SARC organized a training course for water and sanitation team over five days this month, to equip volunteers with the skills to react quickly when communities need water or sanitation help. The training covered both theory and practical skills. At the end of the training the volunteers receive field training and conduct a visit to water local boards pumping station in al-Mazraa area – Damascus.
The aim of this training was to increase knowledge of water tank installation processes and improve SARC volunteers’ expertise to respond quickly and coordinate with the Water authorities.
The theory classes covered assessment of IDP centers, response, water tank installation, how to coordinate with Local Water boards and municipalities.
The practical classes covered water tank installation techniques for both types: bladder tanks and Oxfam water tanks. The volunteers considered each type of tank for the flexibility of use, high water capacity, space required and possible to be installed in groups of six .
The aim of the field training and trial of water tank installation was to deal with any problems or difficulties that could happen during the technical installation process such as installation of the taps, ground base installation and how to coordinate as a team through the whole process.
The field visit to “al-Mazraa” water pumping station was completed in order to brief the team on water testing and ensure its quality and have an idea about the purification types
The SARC is going to do the same course for water and sanitation teams from other governorates.