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by | Nov 9, 2016 | News

Read End Water Poverty’s most recent newsletter from October/ November for the latest in the WASH sector – or view this online.

Sustainable Development Goals: National level context assessment now online

The success of Agenda 2030, including Goal 6 and other WASH ­related aspects, lies in its timely national level implementation. For this to happen, governments will have to ensure transparency and participation in implementation processes, involving a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society, from the planning stage. Civil society must be in a position to make sure this happens and to make the most of opportunities presented by the Global Goals at the national level.

We need your help! Complete the national context assessment today to provide us with insight from your country.

French and Spanish versions will soon be available.

World Toilet Day

Coming soon! World Toilet Day: Jobs and toilets – 19 November 2016.
Visit the UN Water website online and download all the comprehensive tools and resources to show your support. We must break the taboos.

Other upcoming events and opportunities

Latin American regional WASH civil society meeting
29 – 30 November 2016: San Jose, Costa Rica

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), End Water Poverty, in partnership with Freshwater Action Network Central America (FANCA) will be hosting an upcoming regional meeting. The meeting will bring key civil society actors together to investigate and analyse critical WASH related issues, both at national and regional levels. Together, participants will also explore upcoming global opportunities and how these can be used at the regional level. The meeting will link WASH issues with discussions on the human rights to water and sanitation, and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will help to strengthen the partnerships between stakeholders in the region.

Rural Water Supply Network: Upcoming Forum Programme Announced
29 November – 2 December 2016: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

RWSN is delighted to announce that the programme of the 7th RWSN Forum is now available. This is a very diverse programme, covering rural and small towns’ water access from policy, financial, practice and user perspectives – with contributions from over 42 countries. The quality of contributions means that those attending will return home with new knowledge and new connections. Visit the RWSN website for more information.

Schoolgirls in Kerala, India learn about the importance of handwashing with soap during celebrations for Global Handwashing Day on 15 October 2016. Photo credit: FANSA – Kerala Chapter
End Water Poverty is delighted that so many of our members and partners joined together with the Global Public-Private Partnership on Handwashing to celebrate Global Handwashing Day this year! Read blogs and news from our members around the world as they advocated to make handwashing a habit!

Useful tools and resources for WASH civil society organisations:

  • For over a decade, EWP member IRC has been working on the challenges of providing WASH services that last. Now they bring together the tools and guidance they have developed over some 20 countries around the world. Visit their online resource library for the full list of tools to help strengthen your work.
  • The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has developed a comprehensive SDGs Knowledge Hub, including a dedicated page on Goal 6: WASH.
  • The Secretariat of the 8th World Water Forum and the World Water Council have launched a call for interest to coordinate themes and topics of the Forum’s thematic process for the event scheduled for March 2018. Deadline to apply is November 17 2016. For all information, contact the 8th World Water Forum Thematic Commission’s Secretariat in Brasilia, or email the World Water Council Secretariat in Marseilles.