The [Australian] Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, Mr Bob McMullan, [...] welcomed a report that highlights the sanitation and water challenges facing developing countries in [the South East Asia & Pacific] region. The report by a coalition of academic and non-government organisations, including the Institute for Sustainable Futures and WaterAid Australia, was released to mark World Water Day [22 March 2009]..
“Meeting the Sanitation and Water Challenge in South East Asia and the Pacific” outlines priorities and actions for tackling the challenge of scaling up access to sanitation. [...] The report was produced following the Sanitation and Water Conference held in Melbourne in October 2008
“The outcomes from this conference have helped develop the [Australian] Government’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy and the related $300 million Access to Clean Water and Effective Sanitation Initiative,” Mr McMullan said. ”This initiative will increase the Government’s focus on meeting the challenges of sanitation [and water supply] in the Asia-Pacific and Africa and [...] will also support water and sanitation infrastructure in schools.
Read the report here .
Source: AusAID, 22 Mar 2009