Emergency WASH

Brief

Chlorine Tablet Use for Household Water Treatment in Emergencies: Guidance for Tablet Selection

In emergencies, safe drinking water is a priority to prevent disease. Chlorine is often used to treat drinking water, as it inactivates most bacteria and viruses that cause diarrheal disease and the remaining free chlorine residual (FCR) provides protection against recontamination in storage. For effective treatment, water should be dosed with enough chlorine to ensure that FCR is maintained for the length of storage time in the household. At the same time, levels high enough to exceed taste and odor acceptability thresholds should be avoided. 

Event

Learning Event: Building Resilient WASH Systems in Fragile Contexts

Learning Event: Building Resilient WASH Systems in Fragile Contexts by the Global WASH Cluster & German WASH Network & UNICEF.

The German WASH Network together with UNICEF and with funding of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany will host a learning event and working meeting in Geneva, December 12-13, 2019. This mix will help contribute to the general objectives: the onboarding of new stakeholders and an alignment in understanding between actors from the humanitarian and development arenas to create process outcomes of a higher quality.

Event

WASH Evidence Innovation Challenge: Develop Robust Evidence on Humanitarian WASH Innovations

The Elrha WASH Evidence Challenge is now open!

Elrha is looking for robust research studies that generate practical, comparative evidence around its Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) innovations and making £950,000 available to help the strongest WASH innovations--that have successfully carried out small pilots--to adapt, improve, and begin their journey to scale.

Event

WASH Debates - Sustainable WASH Service Delivery in Fragile States: How Far Can You Get?

Specific objectives of this WASH Debate are to learn about the following:
- Understand how WASH systems can be developed and strengthened in fragile contexts
- Explore the extent to which external programmes should focus on strengthening the state rather than civil society organisations in WASH
- Exchange lessons learned on the provision of WASH services between NGO staff, government policy officers and experts working in fragile contexts

Blog

What You Missed at this Year’s Water and Health Conference

Every fall the University of North Carolina’s Water and Health “Where Science Meets Policy” Conference brings together leading water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) researchers to jump start the conversation of how their latest findings should be put into practice, and what the implications are for implementers, donors, and policymakers.

Article

Averting a Cholera Epidemic in the Wake of Dual Natural Disasters

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall March 15, 2019, it pummeled Mozambique’s fourth-largest city Beira and three neighboring provinces, leaving only 10 percent of the port city intact. An unprecedented cyclone in scope and scale, the storm’s flooding and devastation affected nearly 2 million people in three countries (including Zimbabwe and Malawi) and led to the deaths of approximately 960 people.

Activity

Integrated Emergency WASH Response and Gender Based Violence

Integrated Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Response and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) with United Nations Children's Fund, International Organization for Migration. In South Sudan, USAID supports a flagship integrated WASH/GBV project. Its three strategies are:

Activity

Integrated Service Delivery Project

ISDP aims to provide support for creating sustainable, strong health care facilities in Ezo, and Yambio counties that will improve quality of services and access, especially for women and children.