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Call for Expressions of Interest – City Sanitation Planning28 Jul 2015

WaterAid is seeking Expressions of Interest for analysing and comparing the sanitation efforts and planning processes in cities that have made good progress, in order to draw lessons on how to address the bottlenecks in the urban sanitation agenda.
A child washes their hands at Government Higher Secondary Girls' School, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

World record washing: Spreading hygiene awareness on a massive scale16 Jul 2015

With diarrhoea still one of the world’s deadliest illnesses, new ways to spread good hygiene habits as far as possible are increasingly necessary. Anil Cherukupalli, WaterAid India’s Media and Communications Manager, recounts how one local government reached millions with a bold, record breaking idea.
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.