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Making communities ready for a changing climate30 Jun 2015

Climate variability and climate change are already having an impact on the communities we work with and our efforts to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. 
Floating house on water in Cambodia

The HandyPod: sanitation for floating communities in Cambodia18 Jun 2015

Building safe and sustainable sanitation systems is a huge challenge for many poor communities, but when homes are built over water a new dimension is added. James Wicken, WaterAid Country Representative for Cambodia, looks at a new solution to the problem faced by Cambodia’s floating villages.
An agenda for change

An agenda for change: achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 203015 Jun 2015

The coming months are a crucial period for the water, sanitation and hygiene sector to clinch crucial decisions and make sanitation and water for all by 2030 a reality. In partnership with Water for People, IRC and Aguaconsult, WaterAid has produced joint principles to guide an agenda for change. Clare Battle, WaterAid’s Policy Analyst – Aid Effectiveness & Sector Strengthening, introduces the paper.
Janet Mavuto, 39, walks through the maize fieldson her way to collect water, Bokola Village, Malawi, March 2012.

Going for gold: experiments in urine reuse5 Jun 2015

As water scarcity and low soil quality squeezes harvests in the world’s poorest countries, research is intensifying into alternatives to expensive and inefficient production of fertilisers. Rémi Kaupp, WaterAid’s urban sanitation specialist, looks at how the answer may be in all of us.
A borehole that lasts for a lifetime

A borehole that lasts for a lifetime4 Jun 2015

Groundwater is a valuable resource for communities, but accessing and maximising its potential can be difficult. Vincent Casey, WaterAid’s Technical Support Manager for Water Security, introduces a series of videos demonstrating good practice in borehole drilling.
An interactive snake and ladder game to generate awareness about menstruation among boys

Menstruation should not be taboo. Period.2 Jun 2015

For millions of girls and women, societal taboos and poor facilities make menstruation unmanageable. Mamata Dash describes the effect of difficult menstrual hygiene management on women in India and welcomes the potential changes on the horizon.
Catarina Muririma (right) with her grandaughters Lucrecia Joaquim (11, centre) and Ruth Feliz (9, left) on their way back from collecting dirty water from the source near the village of Cuvir Rainha, Niassa, Mozambique, July 2014.

Event: A matter of birth, life and death29 May 2015

On Thursday 4 June 2015, WaterAid will be hosting a session at European Development Days in cooperation with Christian Aid, the European Women’s Lobby, Unilever and the Embassy of Bangladesh.
Fixing the global pain over periods

Fixing the global pain over periods28 May 2015

Menstrual Hygiene Day is a chance to draw attention to the plight of the millions of girls and women who are not able to manage their periods with hygiene, comfort and dignity. Louisa Gosling, Programme Manager for Principles at WaterAid, highlights why 2015 is an exceptionally important year for talking about menstruation.
The ‘Toilet Ladies’, Sangeeta Srivastava (left), 35, and Chetna Tiwari (right), 39. Sangeeta and Chetna spread awareness of the importance of sanitation with men, women and children.

India on the road to cleanliness!28 May 2015

Mamata Dash, Manager – Campaigns & Rights, Equity & Inclusion at WaterAid India, looks at the progress made since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his Swachh Bharat Mission to make India open defecation free by 2019, and asks what more needs to be done to achieve this ambitious goal.