Tricia’s snippets 2017-05-22

Once again apologies for the slight lag – will catch up soon!

2 items of interest:

From Water, Sanitation, Hygiene & Health Newsletter No. 223 May 3rd 2017:

UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2017 report: Financing universal water, sanitation and hygiene under the Sustainable Development Goals

The GLAAS 2017 report presents an analysis of the most reliable and up-to-date data from 75 countries and 25 external support agencies on issues related to financing universal access to water and sanitation under the SDGs. According to the report, countries have increased their budgets for water, sanitation and hygiene at an annual average rate of 4.9% over the last three years. Yet, 80% of countries report that water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) financing is still insufficient to meet nationally-defined targets for WASH services. The report stresses that countries will not meet global aspirations of universal access to safe drinking-water and sanitation unless steps are taken to use financial resources more efficiently and increase efforts to identify new sources of funding.

Link to the report:

More information about GLAAS:

Can ‘functionality’ save the community management model of rural water supply?

Water Resources and Rural Development Volume 9, June 2017, pp. 56-66

Luke Whaley & Frances Cleaver

It is primarily a literature review paper so many elements will be familiar, however Whaley and Cleaver are coming from a social science perspective so they highlight that previous analysis has focused on community management of water points as a “techno-managerial exercise” that largely ignores from broader social, political and cultural rules and relations around power – which groups and individuals have power over others and how is that used (or not used).


From Sanitation Updates:

Recent sanitation and health research


World Bank targets smarter sanitation communication for rural Ethiopia

Posted: 05 May 2017

Developing Markets for Sanitation: A Blog Series

Posted: 04 May 2017 09:48 AM PDT

UNC Water Institute 2017 Water and Health Conference

WASH & healthcare facilities – Water Currents

Posted: 01 May 2017

USAID Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH)

Adopt or Adapt: Sanitation Technology Choices in Urbanizing Malawi

Learning from Sustained Success: How Community-Driven Initiatives to Improve Urban Sanitation Can Meet the Challenges

Posted: 28 Apr 2017

To End Neglected Tropical Diseases, Start With The Basics Of Clean Water And Sanitation For The World’s Poorest

Posted: 26 Apr 2017 08:55 AM PDT

Starting May 1 – MOOC on Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management

Posted: 25 Apr 2017 07:57 AM PDT

Webinar – Involving The Private Sector In Increasing Access To Basic Sanitation In Bihar And Abidjan

Public Finance for WASH Masters Research Scholarships 2017

Posted: 24 Apr 2017

Swachh Bharat Mission Hygiene Index

Posted: 20 Apr 2017 10:00 AM PDT

Focus on Community-Led Total Sanitation – Water Currents, April 18, 2017

Posted: 18 Apr 2017 09:55 AM PDT

A big-picture look at the world’s worst Ebola epidemic

At stake in Johannesburg’s ‘recycling wars’: more than trash

WHO Trachoma Fact sheet, April 2017

Posted: 17 Apr 2017

From email alerts (sanitation in the title):

From journal email alerts:

Water research

ISSN 0043-1354

VOL 115; (2017)

Water research

ISSN 0043-1354

VOL 110; (2017)

Environmental impact assessment review

ISSN 0195-9255

VOL 63; (2017)

Science of the total environment

ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 586; (2017)

Science of the total environment

ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 584; (2017)

Science of the total environment

ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 581; (2017)

Science of the total environment

ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 580; (2017)

Science of the total environment

ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 576; (2017)