Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Resources, News & Blogs

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Resources, News & Blogs

InterAction regularly produces and collects online resources about WASH efforts around the globe for a wide array of audiences, from policymakers to members of the press. Below is a collection of related documents, policy resources, blog articles and news. For additional information please contact ia@interaction.org.


USAID: Water and Sanitation

Sanitation and Water for All
A global partnership to achieve universal access to clean water and adequate sanitation.


A New Tool to Help Funders Coordinate and Grow Early Childhood Investments in East Africa

Coordinating investments is a challenge all funders face. How do we avoid duplicating investments in some areas while other areas are overlooked and underfunded? How do we identify potential synergies and opportunities to collaborate with others who have similar interests, and align our investments to be more impactful? These questions arise frequently for my colleagues and me at Bernard van Leer Foundation. As the range of actors investing in early childhood development (ECD) in East Africa grows, so does the challenge of understanding who is investing in what, and where. 

When wells became graves: casualties of war and water in the Central African Republic

A fragile peace may have settled over the forested hills and valleys surrounding Gaga, but people are reminded of the horror that took place here each day when they go about the most mundane of routines: fetching water.

Finding Sustainable Solutions to Urban Sanitation: Environment-friendly toilets for Bangladesh

"I am moved by the fact that a child dies every two and a half minutes from diseases linked to open defecation. Those are silent deaths – not reported on in the media, not the subject of public debate. Let's not remain silent any longer"  UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson (May 2014)

News Releases

Dec 15, 2014
Dec. 15, 2014 - On Monday, December 15, the U.S. Senate passed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act—an important bipartisan measure that will help improve access to clean water and sanitation to millions around the globe. The bill passed the Senate unanimously late Monday evening. The Senate's action follows on the passage of the bill in...
Jan 02, 2014
The recent eruption of conflict in South Sudan has driven an estimated 194,000 people from their homes in just a few weeks, including 57,500 seeking refuge at United Nations (UN) bases. About 107,000 people – both inside and outside UN bases – have been reached with some aid, according to a January 1 UN report. Awerial County is home to what is...
Nov 11, 2013
One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded has devastated parts of the central Philippines, with heavy loss of life when it hit the island nation on Friday. This is a country already coping with three major disasters in the past two months. The Philippines Red Cross reports at least 1,200 dead, though that number is expected to climb...