Public Toilet Demand Scan in Jashore and Benapole
The research was carried out to scrutinize the demand for public toilets in Paurashavas considering the current and future needs in terms of population, location and availability of space. In addition to that, the study also analyzed the current state of coverage of public toilets in the cities. The study areas were Jashore and Benapol cities of Bangladesh and the project duration was 2018 to 2019. A wide range of tools and analytical methods have been applied to find out the relevant data and process them into tangible deliverables as per the study need. DM WACTH has completed the assignment in two phases. In the first phase the study made an inventory and assessed the existing public toilet facilities and figured out the demand for additional facilities. A number of indicators have been selected to describe the condition of public toilets and prepared profile accordingly. The profile turned out to be useful for improving the condition of existing public toilets. As part of the study, DM WATCH also completed the following activities: identified the possible locations for the installation of the public toilets using GIS tools. A suitability analysis was performed for the project area based on the digital elevation data (DEM), existing utility services, attraction points and available lands. And finally, designed and installed/upgraded toilets.