Bio-toilets: Transforming Indian Sanitation

August 18, 2014  |  by

Sanitation facilities in India are alarmingly poor with over 600 million people (half of India’s population) having no access to toilets. This lack of access, coupled with other inadequacies in waste disposal, such as the Indian Railways’s open-chute toilet system wherein human waste drops on the rail tracks, poses health hazards, raises environmental concerns, and…

WASH Grantmakers Network Hosts 5th Annual Water for Breakfast

August 13, 2014  |  by

The WASH Grantmakers Network, in partnership with Foundation Center, Xylem Watermark, and WASH Advocates, invites grantmakers and funders of WASH programs around the world to join our exclusive annual event, timed to coincide with the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly. Wednesday, September 24 8:00AM – 12:00PM EST New York City, NY Those…

WASH Sustainability 3-Part Webinar Series

August 6, 2014  |  by

Join SustainableWASH.org for a 3-Part webinar series that will explore monitoring, evaluation and resolution in the field of water access, sanitation and hygiene. The series will have a particular focus on resolution. Each event will feature presentations from experts in the field and will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.   TODAY, August…

ONE DROP, Rotary Launch Sustainable Water and Sanitation Partnership

July 28, 2014  |  by

ONE DROP and Rotary International have announced a partnership to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services in Africa, Central America, and India. The 2020 Water Partnership aims to unite ONE DROP’s expertise and unique approach to sustainable water and sanitation programs with the power of Rotary International’s 1.2-million-member network in support of projects that expand access to clean water and sanitation. To…

Affordability of WASH services: rules of thumb and why it’s difficult to measure

July 21, 2014  |  by

What happens when people cannot pay for water and sanitation services? Mostly, we hear about women and girls in low income countries and how they access polluted water from ponds, rivers or hand dug wells. This week, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (USA) made it to international news for disconnecting water services at a rate of…

Evidence-Based Development: A Trend Whose Time Has Come? The Case of Chlorine Dispensers for Safer Water

July 14, 2014  |  by

Evidence-based development innovations are finally all the rage. The UK’s Department for International Development and USAID announced the Global Development Innovation Ventures (GDIV) Fund almost exactly a year ago to focus development investments on “innovative approaches with proven, radically successful results.” Just a few weeks ago, USAID launched its Global Development Lab that aims to…

A Call for Submissions

July 8, 2014  |  by

Are you a WASH practitioner, funder, or academic with an interesting take on the sector? Would you be willing to share insights based on your experiences as a grantmaker in WASH, lessons learned from implementing a program, or reflections on a particular conference that you’ve attended? If so, consider submitting a blog post to WASHfunders.…

Webinar: USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy – Integrating WASH and Nutrition Programming

June 26, 2014  |  by

In light of the recently released USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, WASH Advocates and 1,000 Days will be hosting a webinar on WASH and nutrition in the Strategy and its importance moving forward. The event will explore the relationship between WASH and nutrition, the process of creating the nutrition strategy, and implications for practical application of…

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