WASH systems operation


All Systems Go! IRC WASH Systems Symposium 2019

Are you a practitioner or theoretician of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems or the application of systems approaches to WASH? IRC in collaboration with several partners will be hosting a major symposium on building and strengthening strong systems to deliver safe and sustainable WASH services for everyone. The WASH systems symposium "All systems go!" will be held from 12-14 March 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands.


Webinar: Preventive Maintenance Models for Sustainable Rural Water Services

SWS is holding a webinar on August 23 to present recent learning about preventive maintenance, and how it can help local governments, communities, and the local private sector to shift the paradigm from paying pump mechanics to fix broken pumps to paying them to keep water services running.

Press Release

CU Boulder to Lead $15.3 Million Initiative for Sustainable Water and Sanitation for Development

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world. Globally, more than 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities, and 660 million people are without access to safe drinking water. 


Rotary-USAID Partnership

The partnership between Rotary International, one of the world’s largest humanitarian service organizations with a membership of 1.2 million, and USAID exemplifies how the private and public sectors can come together to enhance sustainable access to water and sanitation services.

Through the partnership, both organizations combine strengths to achieve greater impact and sustainability in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. The grassroots energy and influence of Rotary’s members complements the technical expertise and government relationships of USAID.