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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


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


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Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors



The latest podcast from Global Waters Radio features a conversation with both Dr. Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water, and Richard Rapier, Chief of Party for the USAID-supported Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support program. Dr. Kanangire has served as Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water, better … Continue reading Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors


Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy



Jim Peters serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Global Water Coordinator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). Jim’s career with the Agency has spanned more than 20 years, and prior to his current role with USAID, he served as Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Pakistan. In this podcast, Jim speaks with Global Waters … Continue reading Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy