• Urgent action needed at Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meetings

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    Posted 20 Apr 2017 by Barbara Frost

    As the Sanitation and Water for All High-level Meetings get underway, Barbara Frost, Chief Executive of WaterAid, sees an opportunity to change the course of history.

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  • Why we need to push on with water and sanitation for all

    Happy children found drawing water from stand water taps that have been put in Lubunda Village, Zambia.
    Posted 21 Sep 2016 by Barbara Frost

    Safe water, a healthier planet, access to education and gender equality are all cornerstones of a UN agreement that unites countries in a common aim to build a better world for the next generation. One year on from the launch of the Global Goals, WaterAid’s Chief Executive Barbara Frost reflects on the progress made, and why we need to push on.

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  • New innovations for new challenges in the world of water

    Plumber Krishna, right, from Nepal is the subject of WaterAid's first virtual reality film, Aftershock.
    Posted 26 Aug 2016 by Barbara Frost

    On 28 August 2016, key figures in the water and sanitation world will kick off the annual World Water Week in Stockholm. Barbara Frost, WaterAid's Chief Executive, reflects on the challenges facing universal access to water, and her final visit to World Water Week before retiring next year.

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  • Time to keep the promises of achieving sanitation and water for all

    Health Extension Worker Maritu says life has changed for the better with clean water at the health post.
    Posted 16 Mar 2016 by Barbara Frost

    The Sanitation and Water for All Ministerial meeting in Ethiopia is a chance for key sector partners to share best practice, celebrate successes and regroup around the Global Goal to reach everyone with water and sanitation. Barbara Frost, WaterAid’s Chief Executive, considers the vital opportunities and issues on the table.

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  • International Women's Day 2016: empowering women and girls through WASH

    Alice Namonje, Menstrual Hygiene Coordinator speaks to students at Lubunda Primary School, Zambia.
    Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Barbara Frost

    This International Women’s Day, WaterAid is calling on governments to make safe, private toilets and handwashing facilities a priority in homes, schools and healthcare facilities, to address the inherent gender discrimination that comes when these services are lacking.

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  • Why opening a new community toilet should be glamorous

    Portrait of Mariette Razanamparany, 49 years old, teacher in Tsimahavaobe School, Madagascar.
    Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Barbara Frost

    Five days ahead of the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, Barbara Frost Chief Executive at WaterAid, explains the necessity of integrating water and sanitation into the Sustainable Development framework, and why they have so often been overlooked.

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