World Water Day Newsletter

by | Mar 23, 2017 | News


Happy World Water Day!

Please find below global news updates, our full calendar of events, and useful tools and opportunities for you to get involved to end the water and sanitation crisis for all this World Water Day!

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Global News:

12 Violations of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
Global; March 13, 2017
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation shared a public newsletter, calling for action and listing pending violations from governments. Read more here.

WASH in Colleges and Health Facilities
Zambia; March 15, 2017
As part of Water Action Month activities, EWP member organization Vision Africa Regional Network (VAREN) visited the Mansa School of Nursing to hold a consultative meeting with the students. Read more.

Tapping Into Community Power: Sustainable Engineering for Clean Water
Honduras; March 20, 2017
Utilising the skill set of engineers is invaluable for global water development. In the community of Higuerito, Honduras, Engineers Without Borders has partnered with local organisations to make a difference. Read more.

5 Lessons Every WASH Professional Should Learn
Global; March 22, 2017
To provide “everyone everywhere” clean water and sanitation, WASH professionals need to take into account 5 crucial approaches. Click here to learn more from WASH Alliance International.

NEWSAN Publishes World Water Day Press Release
Nigeria; March 22, 2017
The Civil Society Network on Water Sanitation and Hygiene called upon the Nigerian government to commit to ending open defecation, and begin implementing Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). Read more.

Tools & Opportunities:

Tune in to the last webinar of our Water Action Month webinar series!
March 28th; 3:30pm GMT: “How and Why to Involve Youth and Children in WASH Initiatives”
Register here

Voice Your Opinion: A Survey!
(Deadline: March 23rd)

Duration: 5-15 minutes
The NCEAS Science for Nature and People Partnership working group on ‘Making Ecosystem Services Count in the SDGs’ needs your opinion to determine which ecosystem services could contribute to the attainment of specific SDG targets. Share your opinion!

View your Country’s Profile on WASHwatch
WASHwatch is a public accountability platform for water, sanitation and hygiene. Use WASHwatch to learn about your government’s commitments, and read the latest Donor Profiles update!

Watch Previous Webinar Recordings:

“Monitoring & Accountability in WASH” (9th March):

“Realising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation” (16th March):

For the summary article, click here.