Project profile — Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Dohuk and Erbil Regions


Carleton University (CA-CRA_ACR-3118838937)
- 2015-02-20
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Iraq (100.00%)


• Water supply - large systems:
Water supply - large systems (14021) (60.00%)
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (40.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to reduce the vulnerability of women, men, girls and boys to water and hygiene related diseases within internally displaced populations and host communities in Dohuk and Erbil governorates of Iraq. It also complements Canada’s existing humanitarian relief efforts for internally displaced persons in Iraq, thereby leveraging Canada’s response to the crisis in Iraq for greater and longer-term impact. Project activities include: (1) drilling six boreholes in Erbil Governorate; (2) supplying and installing prefabricated water treatment units in Khanke Village in Dohuk Governorate; (3) rehabilitating and providing additional water and sanitation facilities in a hosting-community in Erbil; and (4) training government staff on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outbreak preparedness. With GAC’s support, World Vision Canada is rehabilitating and improving water, sanitation and hygiene services for over 52,000 host-community members and internally displaced persons in Dohuk and Erbil governorates.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is: strengthened capacity within Dohuk and Erbil governorates at household, community and government levels to ensure healthy water and sanitation environments and practices among women, men, girls and boys in internally displaced populations and host communities.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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