Building Peace in the Middle East through water, sanitation, and hygiene

By Rotary Service Staff Last month, Rotary District 2452 had the honor of hosting the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Beirut, Lebanon. For generations, access to water, one of the world’s most valuable commodities, has united and divided communities around the globe. The conference examined access to water, sanitation, and programs supporting … More Building Peace in the Middle East through water, sanitation, and hygiene

Access to safe and clean water revitalizes a community

By Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mark Gibson, Mary Holcomb (Members of the Rotary Club of Barrington Breakfast), Jorge Aufranc (Rotary International Director), and Francisco Viau (Member of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur) The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club from Illinois, United States, has been working with the Guatemala Sur Rotary Club in Guatemala City, Guatemala, … More Access to safe and clean water revitalizes a community

5 ways to improve water quality and access to water

By Rotary Service and Engagement  According to the United Nations, there are still 663 million people around the world that don’t have access to clean drinking water.* When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education … More 5 ways to improve water quality and access to water

Planning successful water and sanitation projects

By Carolyn Crowley Meub, former member of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Board and Executive Director of Pure Water for the World, an organization started by the Brattleboro, Vermont Rotary Club Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Erica Gwynn, Rotary’s Area of Focus Manager for Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) about the … More Planning successful water and sanitation projects

From “over there” to “over here” – access to toilets changes lives

 By Clem van den Bersselaar, member of Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay (Philippines) If you ask a Filipino living in a rural area of the Philippines where they go to the toilet, they will turn their head towards a non-specific direction and say “over there.” This means that they use any location that gives them … More From “over there” to “over here” – access to toilets changes lives

Take action during Rotary Water and Sanitation Month!

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  Clean water and sanitation is a human right, but not everyone is afforded that right. Rotary members are providing communities with sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation, hygiene management training. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, improved sanitation facilitates, and better hygiene habits, they lead … More Take action during Rotary Water and Sanitation Month!

Collaborate with Rotary partners to further your Water and Sanitation projects

By Chandra Palmer, Rotary International Area of Focus Coordinator Throughout the developing world, access to clean water and sanitation is far from common. Rotarians work with cooperating organizations to create lasting, positive change through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives. Since 2009, Rotary International has been partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on … More Collaborate with Rotary partners to further your Water and Sanitation projects

Educating future water leaders through Rotary’s partnership with UNESCO-IHE

By Ir. H.J. Kloosterman, Rotary Host Area Coordinator of the UNESCO-IHE Scholarship program My Rotary life suddenly changed in late 2011 when then Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, Steve Brown, dropped me an email saying he was coming to the Netherlands to talk to UNESCO-IHE. I knew Steve from his involvement in efforts to start … More Educating future water leaders through Rotary’s partnership with UNESCO-IHE

Take the plunge, it’s World Water Day!

By Rebeca Mendoza, Rotary International Regional Grants Officer Today, World Water Day, is dedicated to learning more about water related issues, sharing our individual stories and projects, and taking action to make a difference. Nearly 1.5 billion people work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on the safe delivery of water. The … More Take the plunge, it’s World Water Day!