Bruce Gordon and Oliver Subasinghe on the 2019 Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) Report

WASH entrepreneurs receive training in water pump construction. Photo credit: Global Communities Liberia

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The latest podcast from Global Waters Radio features a conversation with Bruce Gordon, Coordinator for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health at the World Health Organization (WHO), and Oliver Subasinghe, Communications and Data Advisor with the USAID Water Office. 

Earlier this year, Bruce and his team at the WHO collaborated with U.N. Water to release the 2019 Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) Report, an encyclopedic resource revealing the quality of water and sanitation performance around the world. In this year's edition, more than 100 countries were surveyed.

Bruce shares key takeaways from this year's report with listeners and discusses some of the factors shaping countries’ progress—or lack thereof—when it comes to water and sanitation improvements. Adding a donor perspective, Oliver Subasinghe talks about how GLAAS report data help inform the Agency’s approach to WASH investments. 

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Global Waters Radio was a podcast series produced by the Water Team at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2016 - 2020. The series offered listeners insights from USAID officials, development partners, thought leaders and experts from across the water sector as they discussed USAID water programming and cutting-edge research from around the world.

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Bruce Gordon
Russell Sticklor
Oliver Subasinghe
14 minutes 58 seconds