Are you a WASHfunders Power User?

June 5, 2014  |  by

Have you searched our map to orient yourself to the WASH funding landscape? Do you regularly read this blog? Are you familiar with our featured case studies or funder profiles? If you’ve visited WASHfunders, we’d love your feedback as part of our evaluation of the site. Launched more than 2 ½ years ago, WASHfunders has…

Lessons Learned Providing Seven Billion Liters of Clean Drinking Water in the Developing World

May 19, 2014  |  by

More than 1,600 children still die every day from diseases caused by drinking unsafe water. At P&G, we believe we can help make a difference in the global water crisis. P&G is committed to the long-term, not-for-profit provision of clean water in the developing world and is engaged in the global drinking water crisis in…

WASH Grantmakers Network at the 2014 WASH Sustainability Forum

May 5, 2014  |  by

This year’s 5th annual WASH Sustainability Forum will take place from June 30 to July 1 at the RAI in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. While previous WASH Sustainability Forums focused on concepts underpinning sustainability, this year’s Forum is oriented around the application of sustainability principles to WASH projects. To introduce this theme, the WASH Grantmakers Network…

Highlights from the 2014 SWA High-Level Meeting

April 21, 2014  |  by

Earlier this month, the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting (HLM) was hosted by the World Bank in Washington, D.C. The partnership’s third convening — watched closely by those involved in the WASH sector — brought together ministers of finance, health, and WASH from developing countries, as well as donors and other…

USAID Releases Field Guide for Water and Development Strategy

April 1, 2014  |  by

Last week, USAID released Water and Development Strategy: Implementation Field Guide. The document serves as a reference tool to help USAID Operating Units understand and apply the agency’s 2013-2018 Water and Development Strategy. Design and implementation of the strategy is guided by a results-oriented approach, using a set of standard indicators on water, sanitation, hygiene,…

Winners of ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge: India’ Announced

March 26, 2014  |  by

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council have announced the winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge: India. Six organizations were awarded grants totaling $2 million to develop innovative "next-generation toilets" that can deliver safe, affordable, and sustainable sanitation solutions in India. A collaboration between the Gates Foundation, BIRAC, and the Indian Ministry of…

Hilton Foundation Awards $3 Million for Ghana Water Project

March 25, 2014  |  by

The International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) in The Hague has announced a $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in support of efforts to provide access to clean water in rural Ghana. The grant will support IRC’s work with the Ghanaian government to bring national and local partners together on efforts to provide sustainable water services…

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