Upcoming webinar series will help you make a greater impact with your water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects

By Bill Boyd, Past President of Rotary International and Chair of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Dear Friends, All of us who have an interest in water, sanitation and hygiene realize that the needs of much of the world can only be addressed by targeted and well thought out projects and programs. History … More Upcoming webinar series will help you make a greater impact with your water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects

May summit to help Rotarians leverage water, sanitation, and hygiene resources

By Steve Werner, member of Rotary Club of Denver Southeast, CO, USA, and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group The Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is looking forward to our sixth World Water Summit, a one-day water, sanitation, and hygiene education (WASH) conference on May 30th in Sydney, the day before the International … More May summit to help Rotarians leverage water, sanitation, and hygiene resources

Restoring an Andean watershed

By Ariel Miller, member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, USA and member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group Rotarians in Ecuador are planting trees while raising new awareness of how to restore a ravaged watershed in the foothills of the Andes. They’ve united in a global grant project that combines reforestation with teaching … More Restoring an Andean watershed

How can clean water help eradicate polio?

By the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group World Polio Day was just celebrated on October 24. It was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus … More How can clean water help eradicate polio?

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards awardees

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Through Rotaract clubs, people ages 18-30 develop leadership and professional skills, exchange ideas with community leaders, and have fun through service. Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world develop projects to address community challenges. Rotary International recognizes the best high-impact, sustainable projects with the Rotaract Outstanding … More Congratulations to the 2018-19 Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards awardees

Get inspired and make new friends at the Hamburg Convention

By Rotary Service and Engagement If you’re joining us at the 2019 Rotary International Convention, 1-5 June in Hamburg, Germany you’ll hear inspirational speeches from keynote speakers, participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions, and make new friends in the House of Friendship. Preconvention events Join leaders from around the world at the Rotary … More Get inspired and make new friends at the Hamburg Convention

Taking on the water crisis in Haiti

By Ryan Rowe, Rotary Peace Fellow from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States Of the countries I have lived and worked in, Haiti is certainly among the most memorable, not just for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and resilient people, but also for the challenges I experienced working there as a water sector … More Taking on the water crisis in Haiti

Changing the world through the business of sanitation

By Ben Tidwell, The Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholar Imagine that you are a mother or father, trying to support your young family in a time when the economic conditions in your region are challenging. You need a good job, but you are living in a small town where there just aren’t enough jobs anymore. … More Changing the world through the business of sanitation

Leap into action on World Water Day

By the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG)   At this moment, 900 million people in the world do not have access to a source of safe water within 1 km of their home and 2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. Women in developing countries walk an average of 6 km daily to … More Leap into action on World Water Day

The changing landscape of water stewardship

By Moses Nyakana, recipient of a Rotary Scholarship in Water and Sanitation at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education I graduated as an Urban Water and Sanitation Engineer, specializing in Sanitary Engineering in 2017. My studies provided me exposure to our global culture, and a head start towards understanding the global water and sanitation challenge. … More The changing landscape of water stewardship