SDGs: Making Toilets An Object Of Desire

November 19, 2015  |  by

Toilets need to compete with mobile phones and televisions as desirable lifestyle products in order to achieve sanitation for all. For one-third of the world’s population, a clean, safe toilet — something many of us take for granted — remains out of reach. The Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to basic…

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…

A Glimmer of Hope Receives $7 Million Ethiopian Initiative

October 26, 2015  |  by

A Glimmer of Hope in Austin, Texas, has announced a $7 million grant from the IKEA Foundation in support of a five-year anti-poverty initiative in Ethiopia. The grant will support the organization’s efforts to provide clean water, education, health care, and microfinance opportunities in a rural Ethiopian community of seventy thousand people. The initiative is…

Major Increases in Aid to WASH Required to Meet Universal Access

October 6, 2015  |  by ,

As the world turns its attention to the implementation of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, making good, early progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 — achieving universal access to water and sanitation — will be essential for all developing countries. This requires ensuring the necessary resources are put in place, and the 2015 Addis…

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…