Global Waters Stories - May 2020


Changing Perceptions around Menstrual Hygiene

As we celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day this May 28, USAID Senior Gender Advisor Sylvia Cabus reflects on a recent trip to Malawi to explore how the She's SMART project uses the farmer field school approach as a forum to discuss and address the taboos, traditional beliefs, and practices related to menstruation.

Water Brings Communities Together in Post-Earthquake Nepal

The 2015 earthquake in Nepal destroyed water and sanitation infrastructure in hundreds of communities, including Dharapani Village. USAID is working to restore safe water access in these water-scarce communities.

Kenyan County Sets Sights on Lofty WASH Goals

Kakamega County—Kenya's second-most populated county—set an ambitious goal to sustainably connect more customers to local water utilities, particularly in its rural areas. USAID is partnering with local governments to make it happen.

Podcast: Jeff Albert and Jesse Shapiro on Researching Best Practices for WASH Service Delivery and Sustaining Behavior Change

In the latest from Global Waters Radio, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Partnerships and Learning (WASHPaLS) Deputy Director Jeff Albert and USAID's Jesse Shapiro discuss how WASHPaLS conducts research and learning activities that are both globally and locally relevant to WASH sector stakeholders.

Just Add Water: Water Metering and Billing Mobile Technology Contribute to Self-Reliance

USAID's Nexos Locales project launched a water metering and billing app to provide citizens with a transparent, effective way to pay their water bills. This new water billing process increases transparency, reduces administrative costs and reading errors, while streamlining services.