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

Celebrate #WorldWaterDay

By Service and Engagement Staff It’s easy to take access to water for granted. Your access to water relies on pipes, tanks, treatment systems, and more to get water to your door. Many people lack access to clean water, putting them at risk of dehydration and disease. Every year, UN-Water coordinates the United Nations international … More Celebrate #WorldWaterDay

Be an advocate of Rotary’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their … More Be an advocate of Rotary’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs

Learn from WASH experts: how to design & implement sustainable WASH projects?

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?

Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia

By David Alexander, District 9810’s International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Manningham, Australia When our club first met with partnering clubs to discuss a global grant project to bring clean water to a remote municipality in Timor-Leste in partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia, the challenges seemed insurmountable. The Rotary … More Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia

Rotary clubs partner with Peace Corps Volunteers to provide water and sanitation

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

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