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

  • SWA at the 7th World Water Forum: What will it take to reach universal access to sanitation?

    in Event Updates

    SWA kicked-off the sanitation thematic stream at the 7th World Water Forum on Monday, 13 April with its session on “Reaching Universal Access to Sanitation”. Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA Vice-chair, moderated the session, which brought together leading experts who debated about what reaching universal access to sanitation would mean. Resources…

  • Pacific region meeting underlines WASH as critical to prospects for local development

    in Event Updates

    Paul Shanahan, SWA Secretariat Coordinator was SWA’s representative at an event marking WaterAid Australia’s 10th anniversary. The gathering was attended by the Foreign Minister of Australia, the honourable Ms Julie Bishop MP, and the partnership’s Vice-Chair also had a virtual participation through a video statement. In her address, Catarina de…

  • Catarina de Albuquerque represents SWA at El Pais, AECID events

    in News Categories

    Catarina was invited by Spanish lead newspaper El Pais (2 million daily readers) to participate in a high-level breakfast discussion on “Water and Sustainable Development”. Other participants included Alejandro Zarzuela, Technical Director at ACCIONA AGUA and Jose Miguel Mulet, Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Valencia. The dynamic debate…

  • South Asian SWA partners gather in Islamabad to discuss partnership presence in the region and advocacy

    in Event Updates

    On 19 February, SWA organized a consultation meeting in Islamabad, the day after the second PACOSAN meeting. Participants were a mix of Steering Committee members, experienced senior governments officials and representatives from NGOs and international organizations. The Maldives and Bhutan, currently not SWA country partners, were also represented. Participants worked…

  • Hygiene commitments focus of SWA presentation at India WASH Summit

    in Event Updates

    The India WASH summit (16-18th Feb, 2015) organized jointly by WaterAid India, Ministries of Drinking Water and Urban Development, Government of India and partnered by several key sector agencies drew participation of about 700 key decision makers, experts, practitioners, drivers of CSR initiatives and activists from different movements of the…

  • December/January issue of SWA’s Newsletter is out now

    in Events

    The [wpdm_hotlink id=729 link_label="fourth issue of Partners Perspective"], the quarterly SWA newsletter is now available for download. The issue focuses on the current Tracking stage of the High Level Commitments Dialogue, with a useful timeline, tips, best practices and case-studies. You will also find an interview with the new CSO…

  • New GLAAS Report reveals major resource gaps in WASH

    in Sector News

    The main conclusions from the 2014 UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report, implemented by WHO and published biennially, point to strong political commitments around the world. National policies are largely in place, with over 80 % of the countries reporting to have approved national policies…

  • SWA partners have new SWA CSO Advisor

    in SWA Updates

    Jen Williams has been appointed by End Water Poverty as SWA’s new CSO Adviser.  Jen has lived in Uganda for the past 16 months, while working as an Advocacy Advisor with WaterAid Uganda and the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network. Her work has included monitoring of the commitments made at the…

  • Catarina de Albuquerque appointed new SWA Vice-Chair

    in SWA Updates

    Ms. de Albuquerque’s priorities will include advocating for political prioritization of WASH at a global high-level, helping build consensus between partners, establishing strategic partnerships with other initiatives and sectors and leading SWA’s Steering Committee. “I am delighted that Catarina has accepted a key role in the partnership”, said H.E. President…