A woman washes her hands in Nepal's Binauna village.

Celebrating Global Handwashing Day Around the World with USAID



During the COVID-19 pandemic, handwashing with soap has emerged as one of the simplest and most effective ways to contain the spread of the disease. In celebration of Global Handwashing Day on October 15, the latest podcast from Global Waters Radio takes you to South Sudan and Indonesia to hear from two USAID water, sanitation, and hygiene … Continue reading Celebrating Global Handwashing Day Around the World with USAID


Jeff Albert and Jesse Shapiro on Researching Best Practices for WASH Service Delivery and Sustaining Behavior Change



The latest podcast from Global Waters Radio features a conversation with Jeff Albert and Jesse Shapiro about their involvement with the USAID-supported Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability program, better known by its acronym, WASHPaLS. Jesse Shapiro is a senior WASH advisor at USAID and Jeff Albert is WASHPaLS’ Deputy Director, and both have been closely … Continue reading Jeff Albert and Jesse Shapiro on Researching Best Practices for WASH Service Delivery and Sustaining Behavior Change


Exploring the 2019 Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) Report



The latest podcast from Global Waters Radio features a conversation with Bruce Gordon, Coordinator for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health at the World Health Organization (WHO), and Oliver Subasinghe, Communications and Data Advisor with the USAID Water Office. Earlier this year, Bruce and his team at the WHO collaborated with U.N. Water to release the 2019 Global Analysis and … Continue reading Exploring the 2019 Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) Report


Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Rural Water Improvements in Kenya



Under the terms of Kenya’s 2010 constitution, all of the country’s nearly 50 counties became responsible for providing water supply services to local residents. But that task has often not been an easy one in a country experiencing significant population growth and coping with the impacts of climate change, among other challenges. To help improve the quality and … Continue reading Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Rural Water Improvements in Kenya


Strengthening Water Security to Improve Economic and Environmental Sustainability



Did you know that more than 2 billion people—or nearly one out of every four people on the planet—deal with high water stress in their lives, according to the U.N.? The impacts on everyday life are considerable. Water insecurity weakens public health, slows economic growth, and too often diminishes young people’s academic and economic potential. … Continue reading Strengthening Water Security to Improve Economic and Environmental Sustainability


How Improved Financing Enhances Water and Sanitation Service Delivery



Pipes, treatment plants, and other infrastructure are key pieces of any well-functioning water supply system. But good governance and, the topic of today’s podcast—financing—are just as important as infrastructure to guarantee the successful delivery of water and sanitation services. The World Bank estimates that $114 billion per year of capital investment will be required to … Continue reading How Improved Financing Enhances Water and Sanitation Service Delivery