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

The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19

By Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) and member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton, Canada Rotary International has long committed access to safe water and sanitation as one of our Areas of Focus. The reality is that the majority of healthcare facilities in developing countries do … More The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19

Collaborate with water, sanitation, and hygiene experts

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

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?

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