Category Archives: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Uncharted Waters: The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability

by Richard Damania, Sébastien Desbureaux, Marie Hyland et al. Wold Bank Group, 2017 101 pp. 5.2 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/9781464811791.pdf The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces – burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population … Continue reading

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Upstream watershed condition predicts rural children’s health across 35 developing countries

by Diego Herrera, Alicia Ellis, Brendan Fisher et al. Nature Communications 8, Article number: 811 (2017) 8 pp. 742 kB https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00775-2.pdf Diarrheal disease (DD) due to contaminated water is a major cause of child mortality globally. Forests and wetlands can … Continue reading

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Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030

by Global Task Force on Cholera Control 32 pp. 5.9 MB http://www.who.int/entity/cholera/publications/global-roadmap.pdf?ua=1 The publication operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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The Rising Tide: A New Look at Water and Gender

by Maitreyi Bordia Das with Gaia Hatzfeldt International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2017 71 pp. 3.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/W17068.pdf This new World Bank report shows how water often reflects, and even reinforces, gender inequality. This report … Continue reading

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Understanding Menstrual Hygiene Management & Human Rights

Human Rights Watch and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) United, 2017 28 pp. 3.4 MB https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/news_attachments/mhm_practitioner_guide_w eb.pdf This document sets out how the biological fact of menstruation, the necessity of managing menstruation, and society’s response to both is linked with … Continue reading

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Future flows: Global trends to watch on water and sanitation

by Nathaniel Mason, Miriam Denis Le Sève and Roger Calow Overseas Development Institute, August 2017 33 pp. 3.0 MB https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11721.pdf Global shifts in water and sanitation will have a profound effect on societies and economies. Other transformations are shaping these … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the Future of Water and Sanitation

by Nathaniel Mason, Miriam Denis Le Sève, With Roger Calow et al. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) 2017. 13 pp. 1.1 MB https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11720.pdf The world is transforming in many different ways. These shifts – from climate change, to migration, to new … Continue reading

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The Recipe for Success: How policy-makers can integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into actions to end malnutrition

by Sophie Durrans, Dan Jones, Natalia Uribe Pando et al. Action Against Hunger, SHARE Consortium and WaterAid, August 2017 28 pp. 1.7 MB http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/The_recipe_for_success_English.pdf In this report the authors analyse the approaches governments and donors are taking to cross-integrate nutrition … Continue reading

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Potable Reuse: Guidance for Producing Safe Drinking-Water

by David Cunliffe, Joseph Cotruvo, Piet Du Pisani et al. World Health Organization, 2017 152 pp. 2.3 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258715/1/9789241512770-eng.pdf Potable reuse represents a realistic, practical and relatively climate independent source of drinking-water. Potable reuse schemes will be complex and proponents … Continue reading

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