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Sanitation workers are a vital workforce, key to Sustainable Development Goal 6, and yet they are often denied their rights to safe work. But how can working conditions be improved, if authorities know nothing about them?

This report presents options for how to carry out a quantification and profiling through assessments of workers at city level. The report contains the suggested scope for a …

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This SWA Briefing Paper explores actions that can be taken by SWA partners that will improve gender equality in
all aspects of their work.

While there has been significant progress over the last few decades, gender inequality continues to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations throughout the world. Despite considerable attention and commitment, including through the SDGs’ …

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The Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC) recently published two discussion papers analyzing access to water and sanitation. One paper sets forth a global definition of "Access" to water and sanitation to chart a path for lasting progress. The second paper makes the case for repealing laws in the United States that allow water to be shut off to low-income households for their inability …

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The Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC) recently published two discussion papers analyzing access to water and sanitation. One paper sets forth a global definition of "Access" to water and sanitation to chart a path for lasting progress. The second paper makes the case for repealing laws in the United States that allow water to be shut off to low-income households for their inability …

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Faced with a debilitating second COVID-19 wave, relevant messaging on CABs is vital to keep millions safe from infection, and support recovery of those infected. This Calls to Action urges CSOs working with communities, and with local Government to prioritize messaging on COVID-19 protective measures, address the need for new or more nuanced messaging, and use effective channels to reach …

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Jamalpur is a fast-growing city, which is 174 km away from the Dhaka city. It is beside the Brahmaputra River and well connected with road, rail and water. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent and was declared municipality in 1869. Jamalpur is one of the 53 district level municipalities in the country.

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Youth4Water was conceptualised to harness the power of youth to raise awareness and initiate action on water conservation and related fields such as sanitation and hygiene. It is heartening to know that the campaign has been able to mobilise thousands of youth across the state in just one year.
The youth got a firsthand opportunity to understand community conservation …

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With UNICEFʼs technical support more than 800 women members of 89 Self Help Groups form rural areas of Jharkhand are promoting handwashing with soap and established low cost soap manufacturing units in seven districts.

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Madhya Pradesh is moving towards ensuring drinking water safety through accreditation of water testing laboratories and strengthening community level water quality surveillance systems

Water quality testing tools need to be used for deciding the safety of drinking water at source, within distribution system and at consumer level. Drinking Water quality monitoring and surveillance are distinct, …

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Water is essential to life, health and dignity and access to it is a basic human right. All refugees should have assured access to adequate water of good quality, to sanitation facilities, and hygiene promotion practices. In emergencies a WASH response is critical, to reduce mortality and morbidity, and enhance refugees' protection, dignity and quality of life.

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El 22 de marzo es el Día Mundial del Agua cuyo lema este 2021 es: el Valor del Agua. Con motivo de este día, Naciones Unidas ha lanzado la campaña #Water2me para conocer el significado que tiene el agua para el planeta con el objetivo de encontrar las mejores soluciones que aseguren su conservación y protección. SuSanA Latinoamérica se une a esta iniciativa lanzando este seminario virtual …

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Srivilliputhur is a town and promoted as a first-grade municipality in the year 1984 located in north of Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. As of 2011, the town had a population of 75,396.

The town is known for its famous Lord Andal temple which is a 192 (58.5 m) feet long tower structured temple, lord said to be as vatapatsayee. Srivilliputhur is located at …

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Sanitation has been declared one of the essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. Sanitation workers are an integral part of sanitation service delivery and TNUSSP team has been engaging with them with the objective of improving their safety, health and welfare. In response to the current public health crisis, TNUSSP has developed a set of guidelines for different categories of sanitation …

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According to RPJMN 2020–2024 figures, in 2018 almost 75 percent of the Indonesian population has
access to improved sanitation nationally. This includes almost 7.5 percent classified as safely
managed sanitation services based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 definitions. These
figures are impressive considering the low base of sanitation coverage with which the country has
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Panchayats have been assigned the responsibility for executing rural water and sanitation. To do this successfully as equal partners with the government and engineers, they need a lot of support over the long term. The government and NGOs who will support them have important roles to play to ensure quality water and sanitation services are provided in the long term in an an equitable manner.

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DECENTRALIZATION The beginnings of decentralization in Côte d'Ivoire date back to the colonial period, when the country was a French colony with the existence of mixed communes and municipal councils (partly elected and partly appointed). Medium-sized communes were run by councils headed by “Mayor Administrators” appointed by the Central Colonial Government. Large communes were administered …

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The USAID/West Africa Municipal Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activity (MuniWASH) is a five-year project currently operating in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Tetra Tech. MuniWASH supports municipalities to provide sustainable water and sanitation services to vulnerable and underserved populations in …

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Decentralization in Benin. In February 1990, the Conférence de Forces Vives de la Nation defined the Government of Benin’s plan to grant communes more legal and financial autonomy. The Beninese government outlined a vision that “Benin is organized into autonomous spaces, called communes, intended as public spaces of freedom, as initiatives, as an exercise of citizens' rights and …

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Today, 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – live in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability. Less than 3 per cent of the world’s water resources is freshwater, and it is growing increasingly scarce.

Decades of misuse, poor management, over-extraction of groundwater and contamination of freshwater supplies have exacerbated water stress. At the same time, …

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Celebrating World Water Day 2021 on March 22nd, six experts, backed by five organizations (Stockholm Environment Institute, GIZ, Viva con Agua, WaterWorX and EXP-Consult) present a plea for greater and wider collaboration to shape the water sector to become more climate resilient. Improved management of water and sanitation services is fundamental not only for climate change adaptation but also …

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This report is a summary of a virtual meeting held on 9th September 2020, and hosted by the University of Leeds. The background information is found below.

In Phase 3 the SFD-PI are working to enhance the tools and resources available to support users to produce an SFD graphic. The inherent simplicity of the SFD should make it accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. However, the experience …

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Sanitation and hygiene are the foundation of healthy cities. They are a primary prerequisite for the health of our societies as well as economic development. However, achieving safe and sustainable urban sanitation for all has proven to be difficult, especially for the vulnerable and poor.

The publication "A Sanitation Journey - Principles, Approaches and Tools for Urban Sanitation" provides …

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Faecal sludge management is recognized globally as an essential component of city-wide inclusive sanitation. However, a major gap in developing appropriate and adequate management and monitoring for faecal sludge is the ability to understand and predict the characteristics and volumes of accumulated faecal sludge, and correlations to source populations. Since standard methods for sampling and …

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Cholera outbreaks occur almost every year during the monsoon season in Nepal. The 1.3 million people living in the Kathmandu Valley are some of the most affected and vulnerable in the country. The earthquakes in 2015 caused massive population displacement and increased the potential for an outbreak as a result of the widespread destruction of water supply infrastructure and sanitation facilities. …

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UNICEF was part of the front-line response to the 2018 floods and their devastating consequences in the Indian State of Kerala. UNICEF’s work focussed on supporting WASH services and equipment in affected communities. UNICEF, with the support of national and regional-level administrations, local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-level organisations as well as national and local …

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