World Water Day

Finance and Governance: Government, Pay Your Water Bills!

This session shines a spotlight on an issue most development partners, government representatives, and utility managers are aware of but seldom discuss openly. Across the globe, too many public institutions do not pay their water and sewerage bills, thereby starving utilities of much needed resources to be economically viable. This undermines the fulfilment of the human rights of safe water and sanitation.

This World Water Day, let’s WASH out Typhoid!

Blog post was written by End Water Poverty member, Coalition Against Typhoid, and originally posted on their website on World Water Day: 22 March 2016.

Each year, typhoid kills an estimated 200,000 people, most of whom are children. The burden of typhoid is greatest among those living in poverty throughout Asia and Africa, but the disease has now become a serious threat in destabilized nations in the Middle East.