March 17, 2023
Global water leaders are meeting in New York on 22-24 March 2023 after 46 long years since the first UN Water Conference held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1977. The conference report, also known as the Mar Del Plata Action Plan...
March 4, 2023
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March, highlighting the achievements of women worldwide while also calling for greater gender equality. One critical area where gender disparities are still prevalent is in t...
March 3, 2023
The Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) is a flagship event organised annually by the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) through the Water Resources Institute (WRI). The 6th edition of the event – UWEWK23 – will tak...
February 28, 2023
This Water safety plan manual provides practical guidance to support development and implementation of water safety planning in accordance with the principles presented in the WHO Guidelines for drinking-water quality. The manual ...
February 24, 2023
Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023​ Time: 11:00-12:15 EST (Eastern Standard Time)​ Location: UN Headquarters, Side Event Room B​ Registration: Event open only to UN Water Conference registered delegates​ Background The 2022 Su...
November 17, 2022
The International Water Association (IWA) is marking UN World Toilet Day, held annually on 19 November to raise awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation worldwide. The Association is ...
November 15, 2022
On World Toilet Day, the international community will assess its progress on providing sanitation to all. Unfortunately, while we’ve made significant advancements, we are not on track to provide universal access to safely-manage...
For most of world’s one billion low-income urban dwellers, water is undrinkable. Even when accessible municipal water is relatively safe, faecal bacteria contaminate the water as it is dispensed at shared water points and subseq...
November 11, 2022
I have travelled across multiple continents looking at (and using) toilets for my work with the SaniPath team.  Our team uses public health principles to understand how poor sanitation may result in increased risks of exposure to...
November 9, 2022
Lack of innovative sanitation technologies is one of the reasons why the world is making poor progress towards the SDGs in the provision of safe sanitation for all.  The quest for cheap rather than cost-effective solutions result...