Tricia’s snippets 2016-09-20

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Visit the new and improved WSH website

The Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health (WSH) website has been revamped. It is now live and will be formally launched as part of WHO Stockholm World Water Week events on Wednesday 31 August 2016. This update includes a new structure and navigation to reflect WHO’s evolving WASH priorities.  This includes new pages on WHO’s work on sanitation and health care facilities.



IRC has compiled a growing repository of tools and guidance for strengthening WASH service delivery.

Over the past six years under diverse initiatives like Triple-S, WASHCost and WASHTech, IRC and partners have gained a wealth of experience: on what sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems look like; and, on how to support processes of collective inquiry and action necessary to develop them.We have shared those experiences in the form of briefing notes, guidelines, papers and trainings. And we have seen that there is demand for, and appreciation of, them. But we have not, until now, attempted to bring them together in a single repository.This changes with the launch of a new toolkit section on our website: Here you will find under one virtual roof a selection of the tools and approaches that we think are most important or promising for: creating strong, resilient and independent national and local WASH service delivery systems; and for supporting processes of systems change and systems strengthening.The toolkit is in an early stage of development; it is a beta product, with all the usual caveats that come with that status. And, as with other beta products, we’re hoping that potential and actual users will feel free to contact us with their experiences of using the toolkit – to let us know what works for you, what we could do better – and what is completely missing and needs to be added.

From Sanitation Updates:

Live Q&A: $114bn a year needed for water and toilets – where will it come from?

Broken glass and needles: the waste pickers scraping a living at Jordan’s landfills

How One Organization in Hyderabad Is Helping People Manage Waste in a Responsible & Scientific Way

The other water crisis: one million jobs are missing yearly

Facilitating Access to Finance for Household Investment in Sanitation in Bangladesh

Sanitation & nutrition: WaSH Policy Research Digest, August 2016

Posted: 13 Sep 2016

Untreated Wastewater: A Growing Crisis and Its Solutions

Posted: 06 Sep 2016 07:12 AM PDT

Using psychology to change deadly bathroom habits in India

WaterAid – A tale of clean cities: Strong local leadership key to solving urban sanitation challenge

SNV publications on urban sanitation

IRC WASH Toolkit

Posted: 01 Sep 2016

Don’t think of treatment plants: building factories to meet the sanitation SDGs

Posted: 31 Aug 2016 06:16 AM PDT

USAID’s Global Waters, August 2016

Posted: 30 Aug 2016 08:23 AM PDT

Achieving universal access to water and sanitation by 2030 – how can blended finance help?

DefeatDD: Superheroes vs. Villains

Posted: 29 Aug 2016

Poor sanitation cost global economy US$ 223 billion in 2015

Posted: 25 Aug 2016 02:25 AM PDT

Recent sanitation research updates

USAID – Eco-fuel Africa: charcoal from agricultural waste

USAID APHIAplus -Community-led sanitation in Nakuru County, Kenya

Posted: 23 Aug 2016

World Bank – Scaling Up Rural Sanitation in Lao PDR: Latrines Makes Good Business

Who Delivers without Water? A Multi Country Analysis of Water and Sanitation in the Childbirth Environment

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) at the World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm

Posted: 22 Aug 2016

The Role of Network Science in Analyzing Slums in Rapidly Growing Urban Areas

Posted: 19 Aug 2016 06:25 AM PDT

Adopt or Adapt: Sanitation Technology Choices in Urbanizing Malawi

Transforming Haiti With An Endless Local Resource

U.N. Admits Role In Haiti Cholera Outbreak That Has Killed Thousands

Sewage sludge could make great sustainable fertilizer

I get height with a little help from my friends: herd protection from sanitation on child growth in rural Ecuador

Posted: 18 Aug 2016

Nudge for good: How insights from behavioral economics can improve the world— and manipulate people

Posted: 17 Aug 2016

Global Waters Radio: Emily Rand on Improved Child Feces Management

Posted: 03 Aug 2016 06:43 AM PDT

From email alerts:


ISSN 1438-4639

VOL 219; NUMB 4 (2016)


ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 554; (2016)


ISSN 0920-4741

VOL 30; NUMB 12 (2016)

Development in practice

ISSN 0961-4524

VOL 26; NUMB 6 (2016)


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