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 analyse key bottlenecks as well as opportunities for different stakeholders to...
Published on July 2, 2019
On World Water Day, ‘Why waste water?’
March 22 is World Water Day. The theme for this year is ‘Why waste water?’. This brings attention to the need to reduce and reuse wastewater. This is an important issue for people and nature around the world as both depend on clean freshwater. Globally, over 80%...
Published on March 22, 2019
Civil society joint effort with local stakeholders to save river Mpanga
The Watershed consortium led by IRC presented the efforts to strengthen the voice of CSOs and NGOs to improve Water Resources Management around the river Mpanga in Uganda. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs organises an annual learning conference that brings...
Published on February 14, 2019
Socially inclusive IWRM – a mapping of approaches, methods, tools
This quick-scan offers insights into the current practices of social inclusion in integrated water resource management (IWRM) programmes. In this document seven organisations share experiences on social inclusion in IWRM, operational models, information from...
Published on February 14, 2019
Accountability is the key to unlocking the human rights to WASH
It’s the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day- this day United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document safeguarding the inalienable rights for all. At End Water Poverty, we believe that the right to safe...
Published on December 10, 2018
Sanitation: leaders walk the talk
This is a story of transformation in Kijura Town Council, Uganda. Political leaders decided to lead the process of improving sanitation at household level. This followed a water quality assessment in July 2017, which found that 80% of sampled water sources in...
Published on October 22, 2018
SWWW: Accountability for SDG 6
Global Review of National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG6: Launch event Launching the CSO study at the World Water Week. ‘Accountability is still not fully understood by the sector. There is a general lack of awareness of the legal obligations and the legal...
Published on September 9, 2018
SWWW 2018: Leave no one behind in WASH programmes demands a new mind-set
Dutch aid organisation Simavi presented the first results of a study on social inclusion in WASH programmes. The study reveals that in many areas in the world different minority or vulnerable groups are not yet included in WASH-projects. Development organisations...
Published on September 5, 2018
Watershed at Stockholm World Water Week 2018
During World Water Week 2018 from 26-31 August in Stockholm, Watershed will participate in several meetings. The following sessions are specifically (co-) organized by the International and the Netherlands Work Packages of Watershed: WP International: Resilient...
Published on August 21, 2018
WASH Talk podcast on Integrated Water Resources Management and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services
How are IWRM and WASH-related, what are the steps already taken and what is still needed for integration? In episode 9 of our WASH Talk series, host Andy Narracott speaks with Chris Baker from Wetlands International and François Brikké from the Global Water...
Published on March 16, 2018
Understanding the linkages between Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Reflecting on 2017 and the implementation of the Watershed Empowering Citizens Programme by Wetlands International Uganda and Joint Effort to Save the Environment (JESE). Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) will require closer links between water,...
Published on March 8, 2018
CIVICUS’ secretary general writes: Toward an accountability revolution. Citizen participation and the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be achieved without significant public awareness and engagement. It is citizens who will hold governments accountable to the promises they made in 2015, and we need to find innovative ways of raising public pressure...
Published on February 1, 2018