International Women’s Day 2016

March 8, 2016  |  by

Credit: International Women’s Day March 8 marks International Women’s Day (IWD), a day that, for those of us working in the WASH sector, lends a chance to highlight the role women play in global water and sanitation issues. As Libby Plumb noted in her IWD 2012 post, “women bear the brunt of water collection, suffer the…

Plan International and the Water Institute at UNC Release Findings on Community-led Total Sanitation

February 22, 2016  |  by

Plan International USA and the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have released new findings and results about rural sanitation behavior change processes using the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. Entitled CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries, the research report identifies implications for practice and delivers…

New Resources in the Knowledge Center

February 2, 2016  |  by

WASHfunders’ Recommended Reading section has expanded with the recent addition of some new publications. Resources added in the past several months include: Leave No One Behind: Voices of Women, Adolescent Girls, Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Sanitation Workforce summarizes the sanitation and hygiene hopes and aspirations of thousands of women and men of different ages and…

Top Five Blog Posts of 2015

December 28, 2015  |  by

As 2015 comes to a close, we’re looking back and taking stock of the variety of topics featured on the WASHfunders blog this year – from the importance of systems in creating social change to the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals and the COP21 negotiations on the WASH sector. Featured below are the top five most…

Recap of UNC Water and Health Conference

November 9, 2015  |  by

In followup to the University of North Carolina’s Water and Health Conference, which took place October 26-30, we’ve rounded up a number of tweets from conference presenters and participants. The conference covered a number of issues including drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources with a strong public health emphasis.   Conf sponsor and partner @hiltonfound has…

Tweets from World Water Week 2015

August 30, 2015  |  by

Following up from World Water Week, we’ve rounded up a number of tweets from the annual global meeting in Stockholm. This year’s theme, “Water for Development”, allowed for the exploration of number of WASH topics — from financing and the Sustainable Development Goals, to gender issues, climate change, and water management. When talking to Finance…

Attending World Water Week? Submit a Blog Post to WASHfunders!

August 11, 2015  |  by

Are you planning to attend World Water Week later this month in Stockholm? WASHfunders is currently accepting blog submissions and is interested in publishing content related to this year’s conference. Whether you’re organizing a workshop, involved with an exhibition, or are interested in covering a plenary, we’d love to feature your blog post describing highlights…

Webinar: Using Data for Learning and Sharing

August 6, 2015  |  by

This August 11th, join WASH Advocates, Global Water Challenge, IRC, and Aquaconsult for the third and final webinar in the 3-part webinar series, What Can Your Data Do For You? Moving Beyond Reporting, which outlines the ways to turn your data into action. The webinar, focused on applying data for learning and sharing in the…

New Video from Water For People on Pit Emptying and Marketplace Development

July 29, 2015  |  by

Pit Emptying and Marketplace Development: A Mucky Business from Water For People on Vimeo. Market development in sanitation is, both literally and figuratively, a mucky business. A recent video from Water For People thoughtfully illustrates the different approaches and limitations the organization has experienced in its attempts to establish a city-wide market for pit emptying…