Toilet Board Coalition Launched on World Toilet Day

December 2, 2014  |  by

Launched as part of last month’s celebrations for World Toilet Day, the Toilet Board Coalition is a business-led initiative that aims to develop commercially scalable solutions in response to the global sanitation crisis. Initiated by Unilever in 2012, the Toilet Board Coalition brings together a number of businesses, government agencies, and other WASH organizations. In…

UN Reveals Major Gaps in Water and Sanitation – Especially in Rural Areas

November 19, 2014  |  by

Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress, according to a new report from the World Health Organization on behalf of UN-Water. The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS 2014), published biannually, presents data from 94 countries…

WASHfunders Recognized as a Top Innovation in Global Philanthropy

November 10, 2014  |  by

We’re pleased to share that a recently released report from New Philanthropy Capital recognized WASHfunders.org as a top innovation in global philanthropy. The report, 10 Innovations in Global Philanthropy, praises the information on funding flows available through WASHfunders’ mapping tool and notes that the site reflects the broader push for open data in the philanthropic…

Smart Water Investments for Health and Wealth: Funder Webinar, November 13th

October 31, 2014  |  by ,

For over two billion people living in absolute poverty, water is everything. Access to safe and sustainable water increases peoples’ resilience and improves their health and livelihoods by supporting their basic needs — from drinking, hygiene, and sanitation to food production and income generation. Unfortunately, the way in which policymakers and water sector architects design…

New Publications Added to WASHfunders

September 30, 2014  |  by

WASHfunders’ Recommended Reading section has expanded with the recent addition of some new publications. Resources added in the past several months include: Realising the human rights to water and sanitation, a handbook developed by the UN Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque to provide guidance on the implications for human rights in WASH services provision Sanitation…

This Week: Water and Sanitation at UNGA

September 24, 2014  |  by

As political leaders and civil society advocates converge in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly — as well as concurrent events such as the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and the U.N. Climate Summit — advocates in the WASH sector are receiving some high profile attention. Here are some WASH highlights so…

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