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Ester Musonda extracts water from a protected dug well in Milengue, East Zambia, developed through self-supply.

DIY water provision: the advantages of self-supply 21 Feb 2017

In some contexts, incremental improvements to water supply can offer greater sustainability than can full interventions. Mark Fabian, Regional Technical Advisor for Southern Africa, describes the proven positives of self-supply.

Novana, 3, washes her hands at a water pump installed in a rural village of Manufahi district, Timor-Leste.

District-wide sustainable WASH in Timor-Leste 16 Feb 2017

In an environment characterised by many and varied limitations, WaterAid Timor-Leste works to improve the full spectrum of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery and maintenance. Alex Grumbley, Country Director, explains how the programme has used a district-wide approach in its drive towards greater sustainability.

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Health worker Isattu Jalloh, checks the pregnancy of 28 year old Iye Tucker, at the health post in the village of Vaama, Sierra Leone, May 2013.
Equality

Mohammed Ishmail, water point technician, Kalshi Takar Baa slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011.

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Nazmul Hossain is the caretaker at the SIDKO Plant, he carries out regular maintenance to keep that plant in operation, Nazmul was appointed by the SIDKO plant management committee, Ward-8, Murarikhathi, Kalaroa, Shatkhira, Bangladesh, 2014.
35 year old Lawayesh Wonde carries vegetables to sell at the market. Ethiopia
Climate change
Disasters
Equality and non-discrimination
Finance
Villagers work on capping the water source, currently an unprotected spring, in Adi Sibhat.
Monitoring and accountability
Urban and small towns