This March is Water Action Month hosted by End Water Poverty (EWP). Each year, members of EWP come together to organise activities and campaign for WASH access. This year the campaign is focused on advocating for universal access to safely managed WASH services.
However, two years into the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era and we still do not have access to data to allow us to track access figures for safely managed WASH services.
Our annual campaign, Water Action Month (WAM) has now begun! With international and regional events taking place (such as SACOSAN VII, the World Water Forum, the High Level Political Forum and Africa Water Week), 2018 is an important year for the WASH sector and with the help of WAM, we can make it even more impactful.
The Syrian conflict has displaced 1.5 million people to Lebanon, putting pressure on water services and resources. Humanitarian agencies and the national government have drawn on SDG indicators to gather new data on access to water and water quality, to be able to respond more effectively to the water crisis.
End Water Poverty and WASHwatch are kicking off 2018 with a call for civil society to take action for tomorrow.
On Human Rights Day, End Water Poverty along with three organisations (Help Refugees, the Inter Regional Support Programme of Pakistan and Slum Dwellers International) have come together in this joint blog to raise awareness of the human rights to water and sanitation; especially for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
To many people, having access to an adequate toilet is taken for granted. For the thousands of refugees in Bangladesh and Calais, having the option of using a toilet is a distant dream.
World Toilet Day is on 19 November and while it may seem incredulous to have a day dedicated to toilets, over 2.3 billion people in the world (one in three) still lack access to a decent toilet.