Reflections on Water & Food Security

March 29, 2012  |  by

Credit: Aguayuda / Sabrina Zimmerman I was in DC last week for World Water Day celebrations, which focused on this year’s theme Water & Food Security. (The UN celebrated the first World Water Day on March 22 1993, and each year selects a theme highlighting an aspect of freshwater. Read about past themes here.) I…

Proving It: A Tool for Accountability, Learning, and Rigor

March 26, 2012  |  by

In recent years a voice has become increasingly audible within the WASH sector — a voice calling for honesty about failure, transparency in reporting, and sustainability of solutions. It didn’t emerge because failure swiftly became popular, but because failure appropriately became relevant. When water interventions fail, they fail people. While we can and do discuss…

How Are Foundations Tackling the Global Water Crisis?

March 22, 2012  |  by

It’s World Water Day. And for those of us lucky enough to be able to take clean drinking water for granted, the numbers can be difficult to wrap our heads around. Nearly one billion people globally do not have access to safe water and more than two billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.…

World Water Day Events in NY and DC

March 13, 2012  |  by

World Water Day on March 22nd is right around the corner and will be marked by several events in New York and Washington D.C. See details and registration information below. Washington, D.C. Wednesday, March 21st (8AM – 5PM) Get Schooled on WASH is a day-long series of learning sessions, ranging from WASH 101 panels for…

International Women’s Day & WASH: A Photo Essay

March 8, 2012  |  by

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, this post reflects on and celebrates the role of women in the WASH crisis through photos. It is authored by Libby Plumb, senior communications advisor for WaterAid in America. She has worked for WaterAid for 13 years, undertaking a variety of roles for the UK and US offices and visiting many…