The changing landscape of water stewardship

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

Take action to provide water and sanitation

By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people around the world still lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, effecting people’s health. More than 340,000 children under five die annually from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, … More Take action to provide water and sanitation

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!