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…

Improving WASH, Reducing Vulnerabilities to Violence

September 15, 2014  |  by

Editor’s Note:This guest post is authored by Alexandra Chitty, Research Uptake Officer at SHARE Research Consortium. The Consortium comprises five organisations that have come together to generate research to inform policy and practice in the areas of sanitation and hygiene. In June, SHARE launched a toolkit on Violence, Gender and WASH, which brings together best…

Tweets from World Water Week 2014

September 8, 2014  |  by

In recognition of last week’s World Water Week in Stockholm, we’ve gathered a number of standout tweets from this year’s event. Check out our selection below – and add your own impressions of World Water Week 2014 in the comments. A critical part of sustainable #water mgmt is better use of rainwater. New declaration from…

Sustainable WASH in Conflict Zones

September 2, 2014  |  by ,

The 2015 Millennium Development Goal for water access has been met, but the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations still lack improved access. Among the remaining 768 million people, populations living in conflict zones face distinct obstacles to safe drinking water including displacement, damage to infrastructure, and security threats. Common WASH responses in conflict settings…

Scaling Dispensers For Safe Water to Millions: What’s the Business Model?

August 25, 2014  |  by

Evidence Action’s Dispensers for Safe Water program, an innovative and cost-effective system for water purification, is rapidly scaling up. Dispensers for Safe Water is currently providing safe drinking water to two million people in Eastern and Southern Africa, to grow to 25 million people by 2018. Evidence Action was created a year ago to scale…

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…

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