Proving It: A Tool for Accountability, Learning, and Rigor

March 26, 2012  |  by

In recent years a voice has become increasingly audible within the WASH sector — a voice calling for honesty about failure, transparency in reporting, and sustainability of solutions. It didn’t emerge because failure swiftly became popular, but because failure appropriately became relevant. When water interventions fail, they fail people. While we can and do discuss…

How Are Foundations Tackling the Global Water Crisis?

March 22, 2012  |  by

It’s World Water Day. And for those of us lucky enough to be able to take clean drinking water for granted, the numbers can be difficult to wrap our heads around. Nearly one billion people globally do not have access to safe water and more than two billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.…

World Water Day Events in NY and DC

March 13, 2012  |  by

World Water Day on March 22nd is right around the corner and will be marked by several events in New York and Washington D.C. See details and registration information below. Washington, D.C. Wednesday, March 21st (8AM – 5PM) Get Schooled on WASH is a day-long series of learning sessions, ranging from WASH 101 panels for…

International Women’s Day & WASH: A Photo Essay

March 8, 2012  |  by

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, this post reflects on and celebrates the role of women in the WASH crisis through photos. It is authored by Libby Plumb, senior communications advisor for WaterAid in America. She has worked for WaterAid for 13 years, undertaking a variety of roles for the UK and US offices and visiting many…

Unilever Establishes Global Foundation

February 10, 2012  |  by

Unilever, a multinational conglomerate based in the United Kingdom and Netherlands, has announced the launch of a global foundation that will work to improve the quality of life for people around the globe through the provision of improved hygiene, sanitation, access to clean drinking water, and basic nutrition. Announced last month at the annual meeting…

Diarrheal Disease Indicator Added to Funding Map

February 7, 2012  |  by

Lack of access to clean water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene are inextricably linked to the prevalence of gastrointestinal infections. Diarrhea, a common symptom of these infections, kills around 2.2 million people globally each year, mostly children in developing countries. Given this stark reality, diarrheal disease death rates are a critically important contextual indicator for…

129 New Grants Added to WASHfunders

January 12, 2012  |  by

In the first data refresh since WASHfunders’ launch on October 19, 2011, 129 new grants have been added to the site’s funding map. These grant monies were awarded between 2009 and 2011 by 40 foundations to nearly 100 unique organizations and represent more than $48 million in funding for WASH projects globally. Newly added grants…

Sustainability Webinar, December 15th

December 12, 2011  |  by

Global Water Challenge, WASHplus and WASH Advocacy Initiative invite you to an hour-long webinar, “Leading with Sustainability: Laying the Groundwork for Lasting Services,” on planning for sustainability in WASH programs. Aligned with the WASH Sustainability Charter, this webinar will present concrete and practical strategies and tools that can be used in the WASH program planning…