As the global agenda shifts to emphasise universality and sustainability of WASH, the need for collaboration amongst WASH organisations is becoming more apparent and more urgent. Ensuring everyone has water, sanitation and hygiene at all times and everywhere, is a large task, and will not be achieved by any one actor alone. How can governments, businesses, investors, development partners, academia and civil society, work together to close the gaps in WASH service delivery? How do we meet the WASH needs of women and girls, people with disabilities, impoverished urban populations, all marginalised populations, whilst also empowering them to further improve their lives?
WASH Futures conferences, developed and hosted by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the International WaterCentre (IWC) and the Australian WASH Reference Group, are a highly-regarded forum for sharing innovation and evidence to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). WASH entails the provision and use of safe and sustainable water and sanitation for domestic and livelihood purposes, and practicing of safe hygiene, for all people in all contexts, whether they live in cities, peri-urban informal settlements, or rural and remote villages in developing through to developed economies. Safe and sustainable WASH is an important determinant of environment health, influencing human health and wellbeing including social aspects, security, and agency.
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