SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Want to Build Human Capital? Invest in WASH

December 18, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. At the World Bank Group annual meeting of finance ministers, donors and civil society representatives in October one buzzword was present everywhere – ‘human capital’. Dan Jones, Advocacy Coordinator at WaterAid UK, argues that investing in water, sanitation and hygiene shouldn’t be overlooked. This story was…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Financing the Sector in Challenging Countries

December 11, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. Fixing the leaks to attract commercial investment for sustainable urban water services in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. This story was originally published on IRC’s blog. To view the original story, click here. By Rolfe Eberhard  I was struck by the clear consensus that emerged from the…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Customers, Not Beneficiaries: Shifting Our perception of the Urban Poor and their Ability to Participate Financially in Water and Sanitation Service Delivery

December 7, 2018  |  by

By Kirk Anderson With nearly 1 billion people worldwide lacking access to clean water and more than 2 billion lacking access to a toilet, achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Access to clean water and sanitation for all people) is a monumental task. The world needs strategies and mechanisms that move us forward quickly and sustainably.…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Finance and Marketing for CLTS and Rural WASH: Challenges and Opportunities in West and Central Africa

November 28, 2018  |  by

This story is part of our series on sustainable WASH finance. The CLTS Knowledge Hub held a four-day regional workshop in Saly, Senegal; the major aim was encouraging and engaging sanitation practitioners across fifteen West and Central African (WCA) countries for them to share knowledge and experiences, as well as challenges and innovations in regards to…

Challenging Gender Norms to Achieve Sustainable Sanitation

September 13, 2018  |  by ,

This week, our friends at the CLTS Knowledge hub discuss the role of men in achieving sustainable and gender transformative sanitation outcomes. This story was originally published on CLTS Knowledge Hub’s blog. To view the original story, click here. By Naomi Vernon & Jamie Myers At the beginning of 2018, the CLTS Knowledge Hub based…

What a Research Project Taught us About Swachh Bharat Mission

August 21, 2018  |  by ,

The findings of a research-to-action project to assess the Swachh Bharat Mission underline the importance of using an extremely contextual, localised approach in implementation. This story was originally published by India Development Review (IDR), to view the original story, click here.  By Dr Annapoorna Ravichander & Varsha Pillai The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched on October 2, 2014…

Mobile Communities in Ethiopia Seek Fixed Solutions to Their Water and Sanitation Challenges

August 1, 2018  |  by

This week, we share a story on how pastoral communities in Ethiopia  make use of mobile technology to increase the efficiency of water point maintenance. This article originally appeared on USAID Global Waters. To view the original post, click here. By Wendy Putnam In many respects, Ethiopia’s lowlands represent the final frontier for the country’s ambitious…

The Politics of Groundwater

July 16, 2018  |  by ,

In order to make access to water adequate and equitable, we must shift our focus from water sources to water resources. Both science, and community participation and cooperation, are key to addressing our water woes. A growing demand for water implies the need for an improved understanding of our resources, and the ability to manage…

Planting Trees for the SDGs: Why We Need Investment Into Reforestation and Watershed Protection

June 6, 2018  |  by ,

This week’s story highlights the often-overlooked role of watershed protection and reforestation in ensuring access to clean water for all.  By Rob Bell & Jenna Saldaña Sustainable development goal (SDG) 6 sets out an ambitious goal for the international community: ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. The goal rightly…

R2HC Opens Call for Proposals this June

May 29, 2018  |  by

On 5 June 2018 R2HC’s annual Call for Proposals opens. R2HC is a public health research fund aiming to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. The R2HC programme is the product of a strategic partnership between the UK Government (DFID), the Wellcome Trust, and the UK…