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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


Desluding in Makassar, Indonesia. Photo credit: USAID/Indonesia IUWASH

Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley on Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis



Sanitation is one of the world’s most pressing public health challenges. Three out of every five people on the planet, or about 4.5 billion people, face every day without access to safely managed sanitation, while more than 890 million still practice open defecation. With such a daunting level of unmet need for improved sanitation facilities … Continue reading Rolf Luyendijk and Portia Persley on Tackling the Global Sanitation Crisis


Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar



For the past eight years, Jacky Ralaiarivony has served as USAID/Madagascar’s water and sanitation program specialist. During that time, he has helped expand the role that public-private partnerships play in the island’s capacity-building efforts to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and has also been closely involved with Madagascar’s successful community-led total sanitation (CLTS) … Continue reading Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar


Nga Nguyen and Reshmaan Hussam on Incentivizing Handwashing Habit Formation



To celebrate Global Handwashing Day, Global Waters Radio spoke with USAID’s Nga Nguyen and Harvard University’s Dr. Reshmaan Hussam about incentivizing handwashing behavior change, following up on a September 2017 webinar on the subject co-hosted by USAID and the Global Handwashing Partnership. Nga Nguyen is the Senior Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Social Behavior Change … Continue reading Nga Nguyen and Reshmaan Hussam on Incentivizing Handwashing Habit Formation


Establishing A Sustainable Market For Water Purification Tablets In Ghana



Aquatabs are one of the world’s most popular water purification tablets, produced by Medentech, a company specializing in manufacture of disinfection products. Through partners, more than 11 billion liters of water were treated with Aquatabs worldwide in 2016. First introduced to the Ghanaian market roughly 10 years ago by the USAID Ghana Sustainable Change Project, … Continue reading Establishing A Sustainable Market For Water Purification Tablets In Ghana


Robert Dreibelbis on Handwashing Behavior Change in Bangladesh



Robert Dreibelbis is a Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Anthropology and Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences. In honor of Global Handwashing Day (October 15th), Dreibelbis shares with Global Waters Radio his experiences with a handwashing behavior change … Continue reading Robert Dreibelbis on Handwashing Behavior Change in Bangladesh