WASHfunders.org Celebrates Its First Anniversary

October 19, 2012  |  by

WASHfunders.org turns one today! And what a year it has been. Over the past year, we’ve seen our reach grow steadily, attracting more than a thousand site visitors a month from foundations, NGOs, and think tanks across all corners of the globe. Our funding map of data on foundation grantmaking for WASH is constantly expanding,…

Introducing: Splash

October 10, 2012  |  by

Introducing: Splash from splash on Vimeo. Kids need clean water to be healthy, to grow and thrive, to attend school regularly, and to fulfill their potential. Since 2006, Splash has developed a highly effective model to ensure safe water for urban children living at the intersection of these two streets: ‘greatest degrees of poverty’ and…

How Can SMS Texting Increase the Impact of Safe Drinking Water Programs?

October 1, 2012  |  by

One of Blue Planet Network’s founding members, Project Well, is an organization that brings safe drinking water to rural communities in an arsenic-affected district of West Bengal, India. Credit: Rudi Dundas SMS texting is today’s most widely used mobile data service, especially in some of the most rural and marginalized communities around the world. SMS traffic…