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Welcome to the "updates" section where you can find the latest updates of the partnership. 

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    Save-the-date: webinar on strengthening country systems and processes

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    The next webinar will be the last in the 2017 series and will put a spotlight on what partners (governments and other agencies) are doing at country level to improve the enabling environment and strengthen national systems. Specifically, the webinar will feature examples from countries which are putting in place…

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    World Toilet Day: a wastewater partnership

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     By Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA Executive Chair @CatarinadeAlbuq On World Toilet Day, of course we turn our attention to toilets – flush toilets, pit latrines, composting toilets, you name it, and what we can do to make sure that the more than 2 billion people in the world without a…

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    5 innovative handwashing projects by SWA partners

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    Hand-washing is a simple act, part of our daily routine. By washing our hands we prevent or reduce our chances of catching a cold or a stomach bug, wherever we are in the world. In some countries, washing your hands is life-saving, killing bugs that cause cholera, dysentery, and other…

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    Community Management focus of new WaSH Policy Research Digest

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    The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) has published the sixth edition of their WaSH Policy Research Digest. The focus is on community management in rural water supply. Management of water systems by local communities, once considered standard best practice, has come under fire of late due to…

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    Celebrating the Int. Day of Older Persons

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    Today, October 1st, we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. This is a day to celebrate the experience and wisdom of those people in our lives, who have experienced a world that we have not, and who perhaps see today’s world differently from the way that we see it.…

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    High Level Panel on Water praises SWA's contribution to achieve SDG6

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    In an official Statement to the UN General Assembly, the High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) acknowledged the contribution of SWA in spurring progress on SDG 6, especially through the partnership’s Framework of Action, that encompasses the Collaborative Behaviours and the Building Blocks. The Panel also encouraged all countries to…

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    Nutrition meets WASH at Stockholm World Water Week 2017

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    45 percent of deaths of girls and boys under 5 years old are attributable to undernutrition. The factors and pathways leading to undernutrition are diverse, complex and most often interconnected: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) play a considerable role in these pathways. From 27 August to 1 September 2017, thousands…

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    "If climate change is a shark, water is its teeth” - SWA discusses water resilience at SWWW

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      On Thursday, August 31st, the Sanitation and Water for All Executive Chair, Catarina de Albuquerque, was a panellist in a session entitled "Building a resilient future through water". Opening addresses were presented by H.E. Mr. János Áder, the President of Hungary, and H.E Mrs Charafat Afailal, Secretary of State…

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    Blog: Mali’s Experience in Planning for the WASH-related SDG targets

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    Mali’s overall vision is to achieve universal access to WASH services by 2030. This vision is formulated in the national policy and strategy documents which are currently being reviewed. The country plans to accelerate access to drinking water to 2% per year, and reach the ODF status for an additional…

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