Category Archives: Resources

USAID & Water Information Survey

USAID is developing a new web portal that could potentially serve as a centralized resource for Agency staff, partners and the public on global water issues. The portal is being designed as a hub for news, technical content, program and country information and data on Agency-wide water sector activities. usaid-logo-jpg

The below brief and voluntary survey will help USAID determine what content and features would be of greatest use to the water and development community. The entire survey should take less than 5 minutes for you to complete.

For more information please contact the E3/Water Office – Communications and Knowledge Management team at waterteam@usaid.gov.

Link to the survey: http://ow.ly/XC1Xq

Webinar: Community initiatives for sanitation and health – rescheduled for Thursday January 28th, 11 CET

Note:  This webinar has been re-scheduled to Thursday January 28th, 11 CET. If you already registered on EventBrite, you can remain registered for the event and will receive log-in information for the webinar.

Poor sanitation has serious implications for health including a large burden of diarrheal diseases, which remains the second leading killer of children under 5 globally, and a large burden of intestinal worms. Improving access to sanitation and hygiene and changing behaviours can bring not only health benefits but also many other positive changes in a community, including social, economic and environmental gains.

Deepening our understanding of the linkages between sanitation interventions and health outcomes provides key insight and evidence for decision-makers making investments in sanitation services.

We invite you to join an interactive webinar where experts will discuss how these critical connections at a community level can be improved.
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Innovative Solutions for Access to Sanitation, SKF Conference

Published on Jan 2, 2016
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR ACCESS TO SANITATION

  • Alison Parker, Nano Membrane Toilet Project Leader, Cranfield University –UK
  • Virginia Gardiner, COO, Loowatt – UK
  • Asantewa Gyamfi, Research Manager, Clean Team – Ghana
  • Benedict Tuffuor, Program Officer, TREND – Ghana

SKF 10, ICTP, Trieste – November 6th 2015 – Session 2 – RESPONDING TO FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN NEEDS

Hygiene needs of incontinence sufferers

A desk-based review of how WASH actors can better address the hygiene needs of people living with urinary and/or faecal incontinence in developing countries was conducted with funding from WaterAid UK/SHARE in late 2015.

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Incontinence products for men. Illustration from the report

The report outlines what incontinence is and how people generally manage their incontinence, as well as relevant experiences and guidance from within the development and humanitarian spheres (related to incontinence as well as other areas such as menstrual hygiene managemant (MHM) and inclusive WASH). The report also provides recommendations on how to better support the hygiene and WASH needs of those people suffering from incontinence.

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SaniPath Rapid Assessment Tool

The SaniPath Rapid Assessment Tool is designed to assess risk related to poor sanitation and to help prioritize sanitation investments based on the exposures that have the greatest public health impact.

SaniPath

  • Data from simple environmental microbiology methods and behavioral surveys are combined to assess the relative exposure to fecal contamination. Relevant exposure pathways include open drains, drinking water, surface waters, public latrines, soils, wastewater-irrigated produce, and floodwater.
  • The SaniPath Rapid Assessment Tool automatically generates risk profiles for each pathway using data entered by the user.
  • The risk profiles show users which pathways contribute the greatest risk and where interventions may have the greatest impact on reducing exposure to fecal contamination.

EAWAG course – Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

Sign up and find further information about the course here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/mswm

The course is offered for free and starts on 22 February 2016. You can watch videos in English with French and Spanish subtitles, test your knowledge with quizzes, participate in the forum, and earn a Statement of Accomplishment.

MOOC SERIES “SANITATION, WATER AND SOLID WASTE FOR DEVELOPMENT”
This course is one of four in the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development”. Please visit our webpage for more information: http://www.eawag.ch/mooc

Do donor restrictions affect sustainability of water and sanitation interventions? Results from a Pilot Survey

Do donor restrictions affect sustainability of water and sanitation interventions? Results from a Pilot Survey, 2015. Improve International.

During August-September 2015, Improve International prepared and distributed a survey via Survey Monkey. Out of 14 questions, five allowed open-ended responses, six were multiple-choice and three were yes/no. Three multiple-choice questions allowed for more than one response and seven questions contained comments sections.

The survey was intended for international development organizations (for-profit or not-for profit), civic groups, universities, volunteer groups, or community-based organizations that raise funds from US-based donors to implement or fund water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions.