Global Waters – World Toilet Day 2018
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Backyard Cooperation Leads to Wastewater Treatment – With help from USAID, households in the Dominican Republic are turning to small-scale constructed wetlands to improve wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal.
Podcast: Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis – Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley—thought leaders in the water and sanitation sectors and members of the Toilet Board Coalition—discuss the importance of improving sanitation this World Toilet Day.
A Shared Vision to Keep the Water Flowing in Nepal – A community-driven approach is helping one village in Nepal improve its access to and management of drinking water.
The River Belongs to the People Who Live There – Gordon Mumbo brings a lifetime of experience to help cultivate transboundary cooperation along the Mara River Basin
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Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley on Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis – Global Waters Radio, November 15, 2018.
This special World Toilet Day edition of Global Waters Radio features two thought leaders in the water and sanitation sectors: Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), and Portia Persley, Deputy Director of the Water Office at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
In this podcast, Rolf and Portia discuss the scope of the world’s current sanitation crisis, highlight promising innovations for scaling-up sanitation solutions globally, and talk about the financial commitments needed to lay the foundation for a healthier future for all.
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Water Currents: World Toilet Day 2018.
On Monday, November 19, join USAID and its partners around the globe in celebrating World Toilet Day to help bring attention to the roughly 4.5 billion people without access to safely managed sanitation. Now in its 17th year, World Toilet Day (WTD) inspires action to tackle global sanitation challenges through improving sanitation facilities and services, strengthening the effectiveness and financial sustainability of wastewater management utilities, and raising public awareness about the health benefits of eliminating open defecation.
Increasing access to safe, sustainable sanitation is a key objective of USAID’s Water and Development Plan, as well as the broader U.S. Government Global Water Strategy. This issue of Water Currents highlights some of the USAID-funded research and activities that help to fulfill that goal, along with studies and resources on the WTD 2018 theme, nature-based sanitation solutions. The issue also includes recent sanitation-related reports and studies from IRC, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, and others.
You can help spread the word by forwarding this issue to your friends and colleagues. And let @USAIDWaterknow how you are celebrating #WorldToiletDay.
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