The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the fact that billions of people lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation services — critical to prevent and contain diseases. In this series we explore the many ways in which water, sanitation and hygiene efforts intersect with other development challenges, specifically in low- and middle-income countries. Read on for more on how WASH impacts on sustainability, water security, water resources management, gender, disability, health, education, social inclusion, nutrition, and more.Read More ↓
To ensure positive and sustainable behavior change in WASH practices, we need to address underlying negative social norms. Without this, WASH services are less effective, less climate-resilient, and less sustainable.
Inclusive water, sanitation, and hygiene is the crucial building block of a climate-resilient future. Water for Women’s Alison Baker calls for targeted action to increase inclusion and cross-sectoral collaboration — ensuring no one is left behind in the climate race.
In a new podcast, Devex explores how a lack of WASH might impact progress on the broader sustainable development agenda. Episode one tackles how if SDG 6 on clean water and sanitation for all isn’t achieved, there could be repercussions for SDG 5 on gender equality.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the large, persistent inequalities in access to WASH services. World Vision urges governments, donors, and development organizations to make the necessary changes to move the entire sector toward a more equitable way of working.