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Inclusive WASH

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Resource Library for Inclusive WASH Introduction

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Web Resources

Webinar Series on Rural Water

A collection of webinars by the World Bank on water supply and sanitation. Scroll down to find webinars by the UN Special Rapporteur to the Human Right to Water and Sanitation on The Right to Water and Sanitation and by Andrew Trevitt and Rolf Luyendijk (UNICEF) on WASH and Equity

Literature Items

Effect of washing hands with soap on diarrhoea Effect of washing hands with soap on diarrhoea (482 KB)

Authors: Val Curtis and Sandy Cairncross. We set out to determine the impact of washing hands with soap on the risk of diarrhoeal diseases in the community with a systematic review with random effects metaanalysis.

Hygiene, Sanitation, and Water Forgotten Foundations Hygiene, Sanitation, and Water Forgotten Foundations (382 KB)

Authors: Jamie Bartram (Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, US) Sandy Cairncross (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK) This is the introductory article in a four-part PLoS Medicine series on water and sanitation. Globally, around 2.4 million deaths (4.2% of all deaths) could be prevented annually if everyone practised appropriate hygiene and had good, reliable sanitation and drinking water.

Stigma and the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation Stigma and the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation (207 KB)

Speech by Catarina de Albuquerque, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. Delivered at a public consultation on 1 Feb 2012.

Subsidy or self-respect? Community led total sanitation Subsidy or self-respect? Community led total sanitation (4708 KB)

Authors: Kamal Kar and Katherine Pasteur. Community Led Total Sanitation, or CLTS, is an approach which facilitates a process of empowering local communities to stop open defecation and to build and use latrines without the support of any external hardware subsidy.

Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (686 KB)

Authors: Sandy Cairncross and Vivian Valdmanis. Water supply in the context of this chapter includes the supply of water for domestic purposes, excluding provision for irrigation or livestock. Sanitation is used here in the narrow sense of excreta disposal, excluding other environmental health interventions such as solid waste management and surface water drainage.

Upcoming Events and News

Two new films from WaterAid on Inclusive WASH

26-Sep-2013 to 26-Sep-2013

Two New films on Inclusive WASH from WaterAid. WaterAid Nepal has produced a new film ( focussing on the barriers disabled people face in accessing WASH. It touches upon environmental and institutional barriers and stigma in Nepal. WaterAid Uganda has produced a new film (


WA at the first United Nations High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

25-Sep-2013 to 25-Sep-2013

Disability and WASH at the UNGA WaterAid has participated in the first United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Disability and Development. Disability Rights Activist Sagar Prasain attended the event on behalf of WaterAid to highlight the importance of WASH for disabled people. You can download the flyer we created to raise awareness on the issue at this event below...


New Training Materials from WEDC and WaterAid

17-Apr-2013 to 17-Apr-2013

Overview A set of materials (produced by WEDC and WaterAid) can be used for training a wide range of audiences on making WASH inclusive. The materials consist of 1. Practical and enjoyable activities that stimulate discussions on the issues. 2. Structured presentations with facilitators notes, that explain how to analyse barriers and adapt WASH programmes to make them more inclusive. 3. Practi..


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