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Check Out USAID at World Water Week 2018

World Water Week starts in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 26. The annual gathering organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has become a focal point for the globe’s water issues. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,300 individuals and some 380 convening organizations from 135 countries.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators, and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm with a focus on the 2018 theme, “Water, ecosystems and human development.” 

Blog

Hope is Not a Strategy

“Water variability has always existed,” said USAID Climate Change Adaptation Specialist Jonathan Cook, opening the fourth and final “Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities” event. At the event on May 30, co-hosted by the USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) and the Wilson Center, panelists came together to discuss challenges of water variability–challenges which are, at first glance, staggering.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Annual State of Handwashing Research

The State of Handwashing in 2017, a review of 117 handwashing-related research papers published last year, reveals some positive overall trends in the state of handwashing. From 2006 to 2016, the number of global deaths attributable to unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) decreased by 25 percent, while rates of unsafe sanitation and unsafe water (as well as child growth failure) declined significantly over the period spanning from 1990 to 2016.

LiteratureReview

The State of Handwashing in 2017: Annual Research Summary

What We Learned about Handwashing in 2017

This research summary from the Global Handwashing Partnership outlines key themes and findings from a review of 117 handwashing-related research papers published in 2017.  Key themes include access and coverage; benefits of handwashing; measuring handwashing compliance; handwashing behavior change; drivers of handwashing; and efficacy of handwashing hardware including various types of soaps and rubs.

Strategy and Guidance

UN Water - SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation - Executive Summary

The Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation reviews the global progress made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the latest data available for the 11 SDG 6 global indicators and will inform the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development during its in-depth review of SDG 6 in July 2018. The report represents a joint position from the United Nations family. This document presents the highlights of the report.