• Back to school WASH: where is the missing link?

    "We don’t have water in school so I only drink water before and after school.” Bienvenu, 5, from Miarinarivo village, Madagascar.
    Posted 6 Sep 2016 by Om Prasad Gautam and Ada Oko-Williams

    September is synonymous with a return to the classroom. As children across the world go back to school, WaterAid UK discusses what has been lacking in our approach to ensuring access to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools, and how we can make a bigger impact.

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  • How do you campaign for accessible public toilets?

    A wheelchair outside a toilet.
    Posted 5 Sep 2016 by Rémi Kaupp and Jane Wilbur

    How can we ensure there are enough public toilets for people with disabilities? Rémi Kaupp, WaterAid UK’s Urban Sanitation Specialist, and Jane Wilbur, Equality, Inclusion and Rights Advisor, share insights from the around the world.

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  • Three challenges for urban sanitation: what I learned from housing professionals

    Kalshi Takar Baa slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Posted 25 Aug 2016 by Remi Kaupp

    What can WASH specialists learn from architects and town planners? Rémi Kaupp, WaterAid UK’s Urban Sanitation Specialist, muses on three lessons from his time working in housing.

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  • Africa's river run to 2030: making universal access to water and sanitation a reality

    Apollos Nwafor, Regional Advocacy Manager, West Africa
    Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Apollos Nwafor

    This week, governments at Africa Water Week are expected to agree a roadmap to ensure the continent achieves Global Goal 6 on water and sanitation by 2030. Apollos Nwafor, WaterAid’s Regional Advocacy Manager for West Africa, looks at why it is important that these ambitious targets are first met in Africa, and how the roadmap must be shaped to make this a reality.

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  • Count Me In: partnering with the arts to get the message out about inclusive WASH

    A still from the Count Me In films.
    Posted 15 Jul 2016 by James Wicken

    As WaterAid releases a new set of films on inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Cambodia, James Wicken, Country Director of WaterAid Cambodia, looks at how – by asking ourselves the question, ‘How do you make yet another set of national guidelines interesting?’ – we’ve ended up with a rewarding partnership full of energy and potential.

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  • CLTS in urbanised areas: is it time to stop tweaking and start targeting?

    CLTS triggering in Ekiti state, Nigeria.
    Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Erin Flynn

    How effective is Community-led Total Sanitation? After more than a decade of implementation in Nigeria, new WaterAid research suggests it may be significantly more effective in rural communities than more urbanised settings. Erin Flynn, Research Manager, discusses the findings and their implications for future community sanitation projects.

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  • Menstrual hygiene: rising up the global development agenda

    Girls collecting grass.
    Posted 1 Jun 2016 by Thérèse Mahon

    This Menstrual Hygiene Day was the biggest and loudest yet, bringing the issue and its impact on the lives of women and girls to audiences around the world. Thérèse Mahon, WaterAid’s Interim Head of Region for South Asia, explains our approach to promoting menstrual hygiene management and ensuring that all women and girls can manage their periods safely and with dignity.

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  • Flush and forget? India's sanitation crisis

    A toilet in Safeda Basti slum, Delhi, India.
    Posted 7 Apr 2016 by Neeraj Jain

    Every day in India, almost 40 billion litres of sewage are created, with a tiny fraction being adequately treated. Neeraj Jain, CEO of WaterAid India, spoke at TEDxWalledCity to call for action on the country’s sanitation crisis and put its poorest and most marginalised people first.

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  • The UK aid strategy: opportunities and challenges for WASH

    Sorgo collects dirty water from a hand-dug open well in Burkina Faso, 2014.
    Posted 1 Apr 2016 by Bethan Twigg

    The UK Government’s new aid strategy will frame its approach to overseas aid until 2020, and allocates half to fragile states and regions. What does this mean for water, sanitation and hygiene? Bethan Twigg, WaterAid’s UK Advocacy Manager, looks at the potential challenges and opportunities the strategy presents for the sector.

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  • Learning from Tanzanian innovators

    Mattius Millinga, 51-years-old, stands next to one of the 'pajaj' vehicles that transports the gulper pump equipment, outside his house in Kigamboni Ward, Temeke Municipality, Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania - February 2015.
    Posted 22 Mar 2016 by Rémi Kaupp

    Rémi Kaupp, Urban Sanitation Specialist at WaterAid UK, analyses the success of two Tanzanian entrepreneurs who are changing the way sanitation works in Dar es Salaam.

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