By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Now more than ever, access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene is critical to health of families around the world. That’s why Rotarians’ commitment to provide safe water, hygiene and sanitation products and facilities to all communities continues to grow. Founded in 2007, the mission of the WASH Rotary Action Group is to provide … More Learn from WASH experts: how to design & implement sustainable WASH projects?
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 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
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?
By Brian Carman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise, United States This project began as most Rotary projects do. I was invited to participate in a new effort by the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise to visit the Dominican Republic and learn about local efforts to improve drinking water. Three … More Changing lives through international service
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
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 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
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
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