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  • The long and winding road – bringing water to Kibondemaji, Dar es Salaam

    A young man collects water at the water source from a dammed water collection point in Mbagala, Kibonde Maji A Ward, Temeke Municipality, Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania – February 2015
    Posted 21 Apr 2017 by Priya Sippy

    Collaboration and innovation are two values core to WaterAid’s work, and we are frequently shown how key they are to our projects. Priya Sippy, Campaigns and Communications Manager at WaterAid Tanzania, shares frontline experience of partnership and adaptive planning in bringing water and sanitation to Kibondemaji in Dar es Salaam.

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  • Addressing the urban sanitation crisis: time for a radical shift

    Mobile desludging tank being wheeled out of an alley in the city of Hanoi, Vietnam.
    Posted 22 Nov 2016 by Andrés Hueso

    A successful city is economically and culturally vibrant, healthy, safe, clean and attractive to business and tourism, and provides quality of life to its citizens. This vision is appealing but remains hard to realize as developing cities have to cope with changing demographics and climate with limited financial and human resources. The sustainable development goals have given a new impetus for cities to be inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG11), ensure citizens’ health and wellbeing (SDG3) and secure access to sustainable water and sanitation services (SDG6).

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  • PedalPure: turning livelihoods into water solutions in Bangladesh

    Rickshaw driver drinking water.
    Posted 24 Oct 2016 by Rebecca Heald

    In an innovative new scheme in Dhaka, Bangladesh is turning pedal power into clean water for rickshaw pullers and their families. Watch the film to find out how.  In Bangladesh about 2.25 million people live in slum areas in extreme poverty, half of them in the capital, Dhaka. Most of the city’s 600,000 rickshaw pullers live in its slums. Many of them earn less than £4 per day, and support six to eight family members. Every year thousands of children living in the slum communi...

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  • Approaches for urban sanitation – which tool to choose?

    Sabina uses a hanging toilet in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    Posted 5 Oct 2016 by Rémi Kaupp

    Do you know your shit-flow diagram from your SaniPath? Rémi Kaupp, WaterAid UK’s Urban Sanitation Specialist, navigates the array of approaches available to today’s sanitation planners working towards solutions.

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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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  • New research to help universal access to sanitation and hygiene in the cities of tomorrow

    Gandy market, Tanzania.
    Posted 18 Jul 2016 by Aditi Chandak

    Rapid urbanisation without consistent expansion of sanitation and hygiene services is a growing global concern. As part of WaterAid’s drive to ensure universal and sustainable access, we are constantly looking for ways urban communities can be better served with safe water and sanitation. Timeyin Uwejamomere, WaterAid’s Urban Lead, and Aditi Chandak, Learning and Knowledge Advisor, introduce a new research project to guide the co-production of a sanitation and hygiene plan for Babati town inTanzania, supported by the Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE) Consortium.

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  • Impressions from the African Water Association Congress

    Delegates at AfWA 2016
    Posted 30 Mar 2016 by Rémi Kaupp

    The 18th Congress of the African Water Association (AfWA 2016) in Nairobi was an opportunity for professionals in Africa’s water and sanitation sector to exchange experiences and knowledge from work ‘on the ground’. WaterAid delegates from the UK, Bangladesh and Tanzania share what they heard from the coal face.

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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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