WASH stands for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene and is the focus of SDG 6, which aims to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (UN, n.d.). WASH incorporates many aspects from drinking water provision, water security, faecal sludge management, menstrual hygiene management, and water management. The aim for WASH service provision is for everyone to have access to "safely managed" drinking water, "safely managed" sanitation facilities and "basic" hygiene, as per the JMP definitions. However with 2.2 billions people still lacking access to safely managed drinking water and 4.2 billion lacking safely manged sanitation the world has a long way to go (UN, n.d.).
Interview with Egline Tauya, Head of the Environment and Water Institute at SARDC
Interview with Malek Abdulfailat Article
Interview with Malek Abdulfailat
Can space technologies help improve WASH provision in camps and informal settlements?
The Human Right to water and sanitation
What does your morning routine look like? For most readers I’d assume you use the toilet, wash your hands, and maybe take a shower. However, do you ever stop to consider the water you use to shower, or the soap you use to wash your hands? Often, especially in developed countries, these things are taken for granted, rightly considering access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) as basic Human Rights (Figure 1).
Call for local perspectives: Service provision of water, sanitation and hygiene
Local perspectives and case studies
The aim of the local perspectives and case studies feature is to learn about gaps in water resource management from affected individuals, communities, civil society, professionals, researchers or organisations in the field to identify needs or potential solutions that space technologies could contribute to.
A celebration of valuing water for World Water Day 2021
World Water Day, celebrated each year on March 22nd, since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the ongoing global water crisis. The theme this year is Valuing Water. Much more than just price, water has huge value for households, food, culture, health, education, and the environment (UN Water 2021).
Interview with Valdilene Silva Siqueira
PhD Researcher at Cranfield University
Hannah is currently a PhD candidate at Cranfield University under the centre for doctoral training (CDT) Water-WISER, whose research focus is water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for the most marginalised members of the global community. Hannah's PhD is combining physical and social sciences to better understand the challenges of rural water security in lower-middle income countries (LMIC).
Founder and CEO at EuroMed Alliances for Consultancies and Capacity Development
Malek Abdulfailat is a practitioner, researcher, entrepreneur, and consultant in the field of Water, and Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH). He received his MSc. degree in Water and Environmental Sciences from Birzeit University. Since then Mr. Abualfailat has served in leading technical positions in various projects in the areas of infrastructure development, including water, wastewater, and solid waste management, and has worked on various tasks in relation to institutional capacity building and policy advisory support.
42nd WEDC International Conference
The WEDC International Conference seeks to create a safe, open and honest exchange and debate of experiences of the WASH sector within the changing environment. It supports learning and sharing, which is critical for progress towards global goals and aspirations. The open-access repository of conference contributions will also support the sharing of experiences beyond the event and into the future. Typically attracting more than 400 participants from research, practice and policy communities across more than 40 countries, this is truly a unique international event.
9th World Water Forum Event
9th World Water Forum
The World Water Forum is the world's largest event on water. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The 1st World Water Forum was held in Marrakesh in 1993 with few hundred participants. The World Water Forum has grown to be one of the most attended world events, with the number of participants ranging from a few hundred at its start to tens of thousands participants in recent editions.