By Ahmad Husseini, Past President of the Rotary Club of Tripoli-Maarad, Lebanon In 1999, some of my friends invited me to join the Rotaract Club of Tripoli. I spent three years in Rotaract serving as club secretary, club president and then going onto serve as Vice District 2452 Rotaract Representative for Lebanon. In 2000, I … More Addressing water and sanitation in Lebanon
By Carolyn Crowley Meub, former member of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Board and Executive Director of Pure Water for the World, an organization started by the Brattleboro, Vermont Rotary Club Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Erica Gwynn, Rotary’s Area of Focus Manager for Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) about the … More Planning successful water and sanitation projects
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Clean water and sanitation is a human right, but not everyone is afforded that right. Rotary members are providing communities with sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation, hygiene management training. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, improved sanitation facilitates, and better hygiene habits, they lead … More Take action during Rotary Water and Sanitation Month!
By Chandra Palmer, Rotary International Area of Focus Coordinator Throughout the developing world, access to clean water and sanitation is far from common. Rotarians work with cooperating organizations to create lasting, positive change through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives. Since 2009, Rotary International has been partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on … More Collaborate with Rotary partners to further your Water and Sanitation projects
By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff Clean water is a basic human right that many are often denied. There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. Nearly 1400 children die each day from diseases caused by lack of sanitation … More Celebrate Rotary Water and Sanitation Month!
By the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) WASRAG, the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, reminds Rotary members of the vital role hygiene and sanitation play in disease containment. Good hygiene, especially hand washing, helps contain the spread of viruses like COVID-19 and polio. WASRAG encourages people to observe the hand washing techniques … More Collaborate with water, sanitation, and hygiene experts
By Julie Stavarski, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic and partner on a TRF Global Grant My journey working with Rotary clubs began while I was serving as a health volunteer with Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. Peace Corps Dominican Republic (PCDR) previously placed volunteers to work in the water sector up until … More Rotary clubs partner with Peace Corps Volunteers to provide water and sanitation
By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people around the world still lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, effecting people’s health. More than 340,000 children under five die annually from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, … More Take action to provide water and sanitation
By Rotary Service Staff Last month, Rotary District 2452 had the honor of hosting the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Beirut, Lebanon. For generations, access to water, one of the world’s most valuable commodities, has united and divided communities around the globe. The conference examined access to water, sanitation, and programs supporting … More Building Peace in the Middle East through water, sanitation, and hygiene
By PDG Chit Lijauco, District 3820; Member of the Presidential Conference on WASH organizing committee It’s interesting to watch how the same problem can manifest itself in different ways. Take water, for instance. As I visited different club projects when I was a district governor of District 3820, Philippines, I observed that water was a … More 2016 Presidential Conference on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to help address WASH concerns