How Breaking Down Boundaries Can Solve Sanitation

September 14, 2017  |  by

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. —Helen Keller By John Sauer If we believe leading thinking on collaboration, we know we need to do more of it. But it’s also common sense that bad collaboration could be worse than no collaboration at all. I think it’s fair to say…

Community Banking for Sustainable Water at the Last Mile

August 10, 2017  |  by

The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector has succeeded in significantly expanding access to clean water in rural communities. Yet the sector’s community-led approaches to sustain rural water have too often failed, with an estimated one in three hand pumps in rural Africa non-functional at any given moment. The sector has acknowledged the limitations of…

Still Barking up the Wrong Tree? Community Management: More Problem than Solution

July 27, 2017  |  by

This week we are featuring a thought-provoking piece originally published by our friends at Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN). We encourage you to join their RWSN Sustainable Services community, where the article has sparked an active debate on community management of WASH programs. To view the original post, click here.  by Dr Ellie Chowns Received…

Climate Change and WASH: Conversation with a Researcher

January 17, 2017  |  by

2016 has not been lacking in extreme events – the Fort McMurray wildfires, Winter Storm Jonas, Hurricane Matthew, record-setting average global temperatures – and it’s assumed that such events will be occurring with increasing frequency. Such extreme events are highly covered in the news and grab the public’s attention, often resuming the ongoing discussion around…

Can the Paris Climate Negotiations Succeed if Water is Ignored?

December 2, 2015  |  by

We live in a changing world that is quickly becoming water scarce. Fresh water is critical for human wellbeing, as well as for healthy ecosystems and sustainable economies. Yet water scarcity is increasingly a global reality and water resources are facing unprecedented pressures. Rapid urbanisation, coupled with population growth and changing consumption patterns are being…

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…

World Water Day 2015

March 18, 2015  |  by

This Sunday, March 22 marks the 23rd annual World Water Day. In celebration of the Day, we have rounded up several events taking place around the world and online. Details are included below. Friday, March 20th WaterAid SH2Orts 2015 film competition On Friday, WaterAid will announce the winners of their SH2Orts 2015 film competition, which…