Rotary clubs and Habitat for Humanity Brazil partner for access to water 

By Carrie Golden, Rotary Service & Engagement  Earlier this year, Rotary members from Caruaru Sul in Pernambuco, Brazil, and Johnson City, Tennessee, United States, received a global grant for a humanitarian project, “Water for Lives,” which they are undertaking in cooperation with Rotary’s service partner Habitat for Humanity International’s Brazil Office (Habitat Brazil). The project … More Rotary clubs and Habitat for Humanity Brazil partner for access to water 

Groundwater: Making the invisible visible through Rotary

By Erica Gwynn, Area of Focus Manager for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (M.S., MPH) What if I told you that you were standing on top of a treasure – a treasure that is hidden from view, slowly flowing between cracks and spaces of the soil, sand and rock beneath your feet? I’m speaking of a … More Groundwater: Making the invisible visible through Rotary

Rotary-USAID webinar on WASH sustainability and advocacy

By Rotary-USAID partnership team Are you interested to know what it takes to achieve lasting change in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)? Ever wonder how sustainability is assessed or measured? With over a decade of experience working in the field as strategic partners, Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ghana will share … More Rotary-USAID webinar on WASH sustainability and advocacy

Who cares about toilets?

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. Access to water and sanitation is so important that the United Nations made it one of its Sustainable Development Goals. However, according to the World Health Organization, two billion people still do … More Who cares about toilets?

Webinars and support for WASH projects

By Brian Hall, Chair of Operations, WASH Rotary Action Group During World Water Week, 23-27 August, allow me to share some staggering facts regarding water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries: 50% of the healthcare facilities lack access to piped water 33% lack improved sanitation 39% lack soap for … More Webinars and support for WASH projects

New resources for WASH projects

By Rotary-USAID partnership team  World Water Week, the leading annual global event addressing the planet’s major water challenges, will take place virtually 23-27 August with the theme Building Resilience Faster. For Rotary members passionate about water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), this is a great opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the world’s leading thinkers, innovators and decision-makers about the present challenges … More New resources for WASH projects

Upcoming webinars to address gender equity in WASH

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Rotary Action Group is hosting three upcoming webinars on WASH in Healthcare Facilities to help you plan and implement effective and sustainable WASH projects. 5 & 6 August: Women Empowerment & Gender Issues in Healthcare Facilities This webinar is co-presented by the WASH … More Upcoming webinars to address gender equity in WASH

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group

By Brian Hall, Chair of Operations, WASH Rotary Action Group A Rotarian in Melbourne, Australia needed to know how to remove excess cadmium from spring water in Indonesia. Another Rotarian in Zimbabwe needed information on treating water from a sewerage system for agricultural uses. A third Rotarian needed a review of a hydrogeological survey done … More Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group