social inclusion

Report

Mobilizing Additional Funds for Pro-Poor Water Services

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal for universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water by 2030 requires utilities serving the poorest households to play critical roles. Yet these utilities are frequently unable to cover their current operational costs, much less expand access, through existing tariffs and transfers. New models and approaches are needed to identify new sources of sustainable subsidies for these utilities.

Blog

Exploring the Intersection of Women and Improved Water Access

With International Women’s Day celebrated March 8 and World Water Day on March 22, it is a month for big ideas—about women and about water. On March 21, the intersection of these two crosscutting development issues and their respective global campaign days brought together advocates, practitioners, academics, and organizations passionate about championing women’s roles in improving access to water for a jointly hosted event titled “Call to Action: Supporting Women through Water.” The U.S.

Conference

World Water Week 2019

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. This week-long conference is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). In 2019, World Water Week will address the theme “Water for Society – Including All.” In 2018, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in World Water Week.

Article

Collaboration for Watershed Conservation in Nepal

In western Nepal, pollution, fishing with electric current, explosive devices, and other destructive practices threaten the biodiversity of the country's great rivers and the generations-old cultural traditions of fishing communities. But the tide is turning in some of these communities, where those who once contributed to the problem are increasingly becoming part of the solution.

Blog

A New Approach to Address Urban Sanitation Shortcomings

In December, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies joined with USAID implementer AECOM to host a panel discussion on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS), a topic of particular interest as USAID expands its focus and shifts its thinking on how to address sanitation.

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (AECOM-SAIS Speaker Series)

In December, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) joined with USAID implementer AECOM to host a panel discussion on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS), a topic of particular interest as USAID expands its focus and shifts its thinking on how to address sanitation. The panel included representatives from USAID, the World Bank, among others, with AECOM’s Darren Saywell serving as the moderator.

Event

Call to Action: Supporting Women Through Water

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, in honor of World Water Day, Global Water Challenge, the Aspen Institute, and partners are hosting a Call to Action focused on supporting women through water access. The event is being hosted in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development at the George C. Marshall Center from 9:00 a.m.–2:15 p.m. and will explore the critical intersection between water and women's empowerment.