By Claudia Urbano, Service and Engagement Senior Communications Specialist at Rotary International Do you have access to a clean and safe toilet? Not everybody is so fortunate. Millions of people relieve themselves in the open air because they do not have access to a toilet, which spreads disease and kills thousands of children every day. … More Spread the word about how toilets save lives and our groundwater systems
Today, 2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 3.6 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. March is Rotary Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) month. Learn how Rotary members and participants are supporting WASH around the globe. … More Ideas for supporting clean water and sanitation
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 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 the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) As we quickly approach the Rotary International Convention, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) is reflecting on the past seven years hosting our annual World Water Summit preceding the convention. The yearly event has helped us explore important themes within Rotary’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) … More Making a sustainable splash at the Rotary International Convention
By Erica Gwynn, Water and Sanitation Area of Focus Manager On 19 November, Mali celebrates the anniversary of their liberation from President Modibo Keita’s power. In Puerto Rico, 19 November marks the day Columbus discovered the island nation. There is only one holiday, however, that is recognized and celebrated globally on 19 November: World Toilet Day. Why do … More It’s World Toilet Day!
By PDG Sandy Forster, District 5810; Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Board of Directors The young girl shyly holding my hand took me on a tour of her school – similar, yet strikingly different, from the schools I knew at home, half a world away. The students were eager to have a visitor and … More Get involved in WASH in Schools
Together with the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, we’re gearing up to host a webinar series on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education (WASH) in Schools programs. Help us choose one of the topics!
By Ellina Kushnir, RI Programs staff 22 March, World Water Day, reminds us to celebrate our achievements and commit to further advancements related to accessing clean water, sanitation facilities, and employing hygienic practices. Sustainable water resources are critical to reducing poverty, improving education opportunities for youth, and alleviating health-related complications. Today we recognize the countless … More Make a splash, it’s World Water Day!
By Doug Armey, Past President of the Rotary Club of Fresno, CA, USA, and Ecuador Project Fair exhibitor In the time it takes you to read this article, five children will have died from water related illness. Over two billion people lack access to clean water. Impure water is responsible for approximately 80 percent of … More Connecting for clean water at the Ecuador Project Fair