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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.

Less is More: How Cape Town Became a Model for Water Governance

Joshua Palfreman
August 28, 2018
4 Minute Read
In 2017, Cape Town, South Africa was facing "Day Zero," when the city's water resources would drop to dangerous levels. With progressive behavior and governance, Cape Town's government took decisive action to keep the city from going dry.

Filling a Critical Gap in Afghanistan

Robert Lord-Biggers
June 26, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can we improve access to water and sanitation services in the urban areas of Afghanistan? Robert Lord-Biggers outlines key factors that utilities, governments, and donors should consider in order to develop private sector partnerships with right way.

Four Ways to Build Urban Resilience to Water Stress

Kristin Dreiling | Basil Mahayni
June 19, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can cities become more nimble in their response to challenges around water services and infrastructure? In this blog post, Kristin Dreiling and Basil Mahayni provide some recommendations around proactive planning, investment, and community engagement.
A river in Southern Africa

Reflections on the Circular Economy

Kule Chitepo
May 10, 2018
4 Minute Read
Is circular economy the next big concept in natural resources management? Expert Kule Chitepo shares his thoughts.
Two men examine a control panel in Jordan.

Can Jordan Beat Water Scarcity Without Desalination?

Robyn McGuckin
February 8, 2018
4 Minute Read
Water availability has already declined more than 90 percent in Jordan since 1946 and has the potential to destabilize a vital point of stability in the Middle East. Robyn McGuckin explores Jordan’s options to ward off a water crisis.

News: Chemonics at the International Water Summit


January 12, 2018
1 Minute Read
At the International Water Summit from January 15 to 18 in Abu Dhabi, our experts explore sustainability and effectiveness in the water and wastewater sector.