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…

WHO, UNICEF Warn of Lack of Progress on Improving Sanitation

July 8, 2015  |  by

The lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child health benefits from gains in providing access to safe drinking water, a report from UNICEF and the World Health Organization warns. The report, Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 2015 Update and MDG Assessment (90 pages, PDF), found that 2.4 billion people, or one…

GLAAS 2014 Findings: Special report for Africa

June 22, 2015  |  by

Last month marked the released of the UN-Water GLAAS Special report for Africa, an initiative led by WHO in collaboration with the African Ministers’ Council on Water and the African Development Bank. The report, which draws on data gathered from 39 African countries, takes stock on progress made under the Millennium Development Goals and sets…

This Thursday: USAID Webinar on WASH Sustainability

June 3, 2015  |  by

This Thursday, June 4th, join USAID for the fourth in a series of five webinars to better understand the USAID Water and Development Strategy and how its principles provide the foundation for Agency water programming. To have lasting impact over time and after USAID’s assistance ends, WASH programs need to factor in sustainability during planning, design, implementation and…

WaSH Performance Index Reveals Unexpected Leaders in Water and Sanitation Progress

May 22, 2015  |  by

What is the WaSH Performance Index? The WaSH Performance Index is the first index to rank countries based on water and sanitation performance and on implementation of the human right to water and sanitation. It is the first of its kind in that it compares countries of all sizes, water and sanitation coverage, and income…