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What Do Women Want? Clean Toilets in Healthcare Facilities

Rachel Deussom | Scott Ackerson | Stephanie Bowen
November 19, 2019
4 Minute Read
We highlight the essential role of clean and working toilets in expanding access to water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities, ensuring dignified births and high-quality care for all mothers, babies, and families.

Despite Challenges, Urban Microgrids Increase Resilience

Michael Ashford | Lisa Pagkalinawan
July 29, 2019
5 Minute Read
Urban microgrids can harness underutilized sources of low-emission energy in cities — including rooftop solar, small hydro, and biogas from organic waste streams and treatment plants — and spur economic development.

To Improve Water Management, Start Local

Owen Scott | Maria Fernanda Zermoglio
July 9, 2019
4 Minute Read
In the face of climate change, it’s more important than ever to support and strengthen communities' management of the water resources on which they rely.

3 Questions with Robyn Tompkins on Planning Strategically for WASH in Botswana

Robyn Tompkins
March 22, 2019
4 Minute Read
On World Water Day, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) specialist Robyn Tompkins discusses Botswana’s journey toward secure, clean, and accessible water resources for its people.

3 Questions with Scott Short on Tackling WASH Challenges in Rural Communities

Scott Short
March 14, 2019
4 Minute Read
Water and natural resource specialist Scott Short shares insight on tackling WASH challenges in rural communities.
touring a water treatment plant

Boosting Water Resiliency in the Middle East and North Africa with a Systems Approach

Eleanor Dickinson | Basil Mahayni
March 5, 2019
4 Minute Read
Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa are real. To combat them, Eleanor Dickson and Basil Mahayni share four actions to help support systems thinking — and boost resilience —during the project life cycle.

Laying a Blueprint for Municipal Public-Private Energy Partnerships

Melusile Ndlovu | Suzi Kondic
February 7, 2019
3 Minute Read
South Africa has committed to clean energy goals, but its municipalities must follow a detailed regulatory process for advancing public-private partnerships (PPPs). Melusile Ndlovu and Suzi Kondic share how one project is navigating this process, unlocking the power of PPPs for renewable energy.

Learning from the Past: 3 Lessons for Future Water Partnerships

Michael Ashford | Suzi Kondic
August 30, 2018
4 Minute Read
By partnering with the private sector, the global development community can multiply development impact and enhance water service delivery. What lessons can we glean from past public-private partnerships? And how can we apply those lessons to future endeavors to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all?