How civil society is adapting WASH advocacy to COVID-19
Report of a Watershed empowering citizens webinar on adjusting your advocacy to COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing development organisations and programmes to rapidly readjust their advocacy strategies. How do you not only support local or national...
Published on May 25, 2020
Francophone civil society acts towards more accountability for progress for water and sanitation, always and for all
In 2018, the ‘Global Review of National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG6’ study was launched, which evaluated the existing national accountability mechanisms in 25 countries to analyze key bottlenecks as well as opportunities for different stakeholders to...
Published on October 15, 2019
SWA Mutual Accountability Mechanism: A development driver and opportunity for the water and sanitation sector in Mali
Taking part in the High-Level Meeting (HLM) in Washington for the first time in 2014, Mali’s Government, civil society organizations (CSOs) and development partners became aware of the challenge set by the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership....
Published on October 15, 2019
“They are drinking our shit”
During a Watershed field trip, a community leader experiences a lightbulb moment. “They are drinking our shit”, remarked a community member from Domeabra (Ghana) and started laughing as he realised the ridiculousness of open defecation. This occurred during a...
Published on October 3, 2019
Water Bodies in Western Region Highly Contaminated by Faecal Matter – Report
Water bodies within the Ankobra Basin of the Western Region of Ghana are highly contaminated by faecal matter due to open defecation and other human activities. This was revealed when a team of study personnel from Conservation Foundation (CF), a Non-governmental...
Published on June 23, 2019
Local relations built during Watershed will continue beyond the programme
On 7-10 August 2018, the Watershed partners came together in Accra to discuss progress and success, and to look at the future. How do they reflect on this year’s progress? The Watershed programme meeting in Accra on 7-10 August brought together local partners from...
Published on January 21, 2019
How good water resource management leads to improved WASH services
An IRC Uganda / Watershed video set in Rwenzori Region. In a bid to demonstrate the importance and applicability of integrating water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) with integrated water resources management (IWRM), IRC Uganda has produced a twelve-minute...
Published on March 16, 2018
Taking lessons from Mother Nature
“If you do not yield to anyone’s advice, the world will teach you the lessons it wants you to learn,” my mother always said. Often, this was a cautionary tale and it usually came after realizing that no matter what she said or did, you would not...
Published on December 28, 2017
Linking WASH and integrated water resources management: why and how?
Achieving sustainable WASH services requires problem-based approaches focusing on a specific watershed or municipality. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) will require closer links between WASH and integrated water resources management (IWRM). How...
Published on November 21, 2017
Civil society in West and Central Africa strongly mobilised to guarantee access to water and sanitation for all
Strong developments in advocacy practices for water and sanitation for all Representatives of African collectives in the water and sanitation sector From 24th to 26th January 2017, representatives of African collectives in the water and sanitation sector, from 9...
Published on February 17, 2017
Pathways to change : empowering citizens
In seven countries, Watershed partners have met to develop “theories of change” (ToCs) for capacity building in lobbying and advocacy. Teams in Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Ghana, Bangladesh and India developed national ToCs, while teams in Amsterdam/The Hague developed...
Published on July 15, 2016