safe drinking water

Project

WASH for the Urban Poor II

Water Access Sanitation and Hygiene for the Urban Poor (WASH-UP), funded by USAID, helped to improve availability and access to water and sanitation services in three slum communities of Accra and two slum communities in the urban area of Sekondi-Takoradi. Using a community-driven approach that involved residents and a broad range of stakeholders, Global Communities implemented programs to create sustainable improvements in water and sanitation access while improving hygiene behaviors. 

Communities of Practice

International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

The International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS Network) is a World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund initiative bringing together over 150 key stakeholders worldwide to promote and scale up the adoption of practices and technologies that improve the quality of household drinking water for vulnerable populations. The informal network format emphasizes flexibility, participation and creativity to support coordinated action.

Project

Establishing Community Water Systems in Bangalore Slums

The Community Water Systems project aims to provide safe drinking water to under-served communities in Bangalore where piped water is not available. Water Health’s award winning water purification system and disinfection technology, combined with sustainable business approaches, are delivering clean water to more than 30,000 households in Bangalore slums. Construction of 25 WaterHealth Centers (kiosks that purify and dispense water at affordable rates) is complete. Other donors, such as Gap Inc. and Tata Trust, have helped scale-up the project, by setting up 12 additional kiosks.

Global Waters Article

Photo Essay: Transforming Vulnerable Communities Through Water Access in Madagascar

Madagascar is urbanizing at twice the rate as the rest of the world, with an estimated 4.5 percent urban growth rate and approximately one-third of the total population already living in urban areas. Every month, cities across Madagascar grow by tens of thousands — growth often concentrated in informal settlements with limited access to water and sanitation services as the demand outstrips local capacity.

Fact Sheet

Nepal Fact Sheet: Safaa Paani (WASH Recovery) Program

USAID’s Safaa Paani (WASH Recovery) project increases sustainable access to safe drinking water, improves sanitation through promoting proper hygiene and construction of public toilets, and heightens awareness of menstrual hygiene through school programs in two earthquake-affected districts.

Conference

Global WASH Cluster Meeting 2018

Dear WASH Partners,

As you may be aware, the Global WASH Cluster will be hosting its annual meeting from the 10th – 11th April in Berlin, Germany. The forum is expected to bring together humanitarian WASH partners involved in humanitarian WASH interventions globally to share experience, cross-country learning and to broaden networks in the sector. The main themes of the meeting will be: