Testing water quality: When labs don’t work

Drinking water utilities, water resource management agencies, and environmwater_quality_mason_jarental regulators across the world are required to establish laboratories to test water quality. Proper testing ensures that water is safe for its intended use, whether that be drinking, bathing, fishing, watering crops, or sustaining ecological health. Yet we routinely find poorly-functioning analytical labs. Failure to follow standardized procedures, maintain certification, and perform routine checks for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) compromises the reliability of lab results. As a result, the data are of limited use for managing water safety.

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eC2:Implementation of Childcare Intervention Project in the DRC

Deadline: 08-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)ng-new-health-care-model-launches-in-nigeria-to-improve-women-and-childrens-health-homepage-780x439

The project will set up and manage 90 community-based childcare centers in 90 randomly selected villages in the province of Kongo Central. At least 1260 women with children aged one to five will be recruited in the villages to participate to the project. The intervention will be implemented in close coordination with the Western Growth Poles project and will be evaluated a through randomized control trial. Working under the supervision of the WB, the selected firm will be expected to (i) successfully set up and manage the community-based childcare centers, (ii) work in close collaboration with the Ministry of education, SNV and all the stakeholders, (iii) collaborate with the GIL on the impact evaluation of the intervention.

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