sanitation

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World Toilet Day 2018

November 19 marks World Toilet Day, an annual global event organized by UN Water to raise awareness of the crucial role that sanitation plays in reducing disease and creating healthier communities.

The theme of this year's observance is "Nature-Based Solutions" to harness the power of ecosystems to tackle the sanitation and water crisis. Nature-based solutions include:

Conference

5th International Fecal Sludge Management Conference

This annual event provides the opportunity for professionals, governments, policy-makers, utilities, development partners, investors, industries and service providers to coordinate, develop, and share learning solutions for sustainably managing the whole non-sewered sanitation service chain. This year the FSM5 conference has joined forces with the AMCOW to co-convene with the AfricaSan 5 conference.

Conference

7th Africa Water Week

The 7th Africa Water Week (AWW-7) holds from October 29th to November 2nd 2018 at the Salle Ouest, Stade de l’Amitié (Friendship Stadium), Libreville, Gabon. The theme for this year's event is "Toward Achieving Water Security and Safely Managed Sanitation for Africa."

For more information visit the official event website: https://africawaterweek.com/aww7/

Event

Webinar: Designing Effective Sanitation Enterprises

The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) Project invites you to a presentation and discussion on sanitation enterprises and design considerations. WASHPaLS will present a detailed discussion of the elements of a sanitation enterprise including mechanisms and practices, design approaches, and key considerations based upon the findings a recent WASHPaLS desk review.

Blog

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.

Webinar

Webinar: Scaling Market-Based Sanitation

The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project presented an analysis on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 of market-based sanitation (MBS).

Project

Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab

The Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab develops inclusive solutions to urban sanitation problems in slums and poor settlements of Ahmedabad. The program provides hands-on technical assistance, community engagement, and improves the management process to strengthen the water and sanitation partnership with the Government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Sintex Industries, Mahila Housing Trust, City Manager’s Association of Gujarat, Mudra Institute of Communications, and Theater Media Center.

Project

Urban WASH – Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya

This project focuses on 60 government schools in urban slums to promote sanitation and effective use and ownership of WASH infrastructure in schools. This activity contributes to the national Swachh Bharat: Swachh Vidyalaya (Clean India: Clean School) program. Under the three-year project, Coca-Cola India will provide sanitation facilities such as toilets, sinks, urinals and other physical structures necessary for creating sanitary conditions. USAID and Plan India will support the project through behavior change communications aimed at educating youth about the benefits of sanitation.

Report

USAID Report to Congress on the Design and Implementation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Programs

As part of the the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, USAID was required by Congress to include a report on its current sanitation and hygiene programs, including ensuring the availability of feminine hygiene products. The report covers USAID sanitation focused development and humanitarian assistance across Asia and Africa.

Learn more on USAID.gov.