Sector News

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

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    SWA Executive Chair speaks on Water in Peacebuilding

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    SWA's Executive Chair, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, participated recently in a panel discussion on Water in Peacebuilding Activities at Lund University in Sweden. This discussion was part of a workshop covering Post-Conflict Situations and the Role of the Security Council. Ms. de Albuquerque spoke of the obstacles when dealing with water…

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    Country Story: Kenya, Sector Strengthening in Contexts of Decentralization

    in Sector News

    The SWA Country Stories capture good practices from partners around the world. They include country experiences in using the SWA partnership to advance the case of water, sanitation and hygiene. See Uganda, Liberia.   Download Country Story: Kenya Background In 2014, the Ministry of Health and the Water & Sanitation…

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    New infographic: How WASH influences other SDGs

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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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    Available now: 2017 HLMs Summary Report

    in Event Updates

    The 2017 SWA High-Level Meetings, comprising a Sector Ministers’ Meeting and a Finance Ministers’ Meeting, were held in Washington D.C on 19 and 20 April. The two meetings gathered together 60 ministers responsible for finance, water, sanitation and hygiene, and representatives from civil society, development partners, academia and the private…

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    JMP update highlights progress and inequalities in access to WASH

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    Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene:…

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    In Memoriam: Piers Cross

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    We have lost a much-loved friend and colleague: Piers Cross died on March 29, 2017. Throughout a long career in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, Piers advised governments, supported civil society networks, was instrumental in the creation of the AfricaSan regional process, worked for leading sector organizations, including the…

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    World Water Day: SWA partnership welcomes new UNICEF report on water crisis

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    The SWA partnership welcomes a new report from partner Unicef, on World Water Day (22 March).  The Report highlights how the world is on the brink of a deadly crisis, as the combination of increased demand and climate change creates a dangerous outlook: By 2040, a quarter of the world’s…