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A woman and her child fill barrels with water in South Africa.

More than Pipes and Pumps: Good Governance Drives Improved WASH

Stephen Dunn | Barbara Rossmiller
July 1, 2021
4 Minute Read

In a rapidly urbanizing world, how can cities improve governance to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of their growing populations, particularly the most vulnerable?

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.

To Improve Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Look Toward Waste Management

Joshua Palfreman
August 30, 2017
4 Minute Read

Bodies of water are expected to contain more plastic than fish by 2050. Joshua Palfreman discusses the importance of better solid waste management and approaches to turn the tide.

3 Questions with Christelle Beyers: Bringing Low Emissions and High Rewards to South Africa

Christelle Beyers
June 13, 2017
4 Minute Read

Christelle Beyers discusses financing for green energy, converting fish waste to biogas, and pushing low emissions development projects through the pipeline.

Refugees Are Straining Urban Infrastructure and Services — Now What?

Basil Mahayni
April 11, 2017
4 Minute Read

Can cities welcome refugees without overloading urban infrastructure and services? Basil Mahayni offers four suggestions to help cities work smarter.

Developing Countries Can Leapfrog Today’s Urban Infrastructure

Gabriel Pincus
October 12, 2016
4 Minute Read

Solar water pumps like this one, built by USAID in Lebanon to accommodate an influx of Syrian refugees, can be a cost-effective and sustainable form of decentralized infrastructure.

News: Haitian President Sees Agricultural Improvements in Action


April 16, 2012
< 1 Minute Read

Demonstrating his commitment to improving agriculture in Haiti, on February 16, 2012, Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly toured local farmers’ associations to see first-hand the positive impact farmer training and new irrigation systems are having on Haitian farmers.