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The 2023 UN Water Conference & How We’re Supporting a BOLD Water Action Agenda

March 16, 2023

Here’s how Water For People is participating in the UN Water Conference and the conversations–backed by actions–that we hope contribute to that BOLD water action agenda that’s needed.

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Why Climate Resilience Matters

March 16, 2023

Kelly Latham, Senior Global Advisor for Climate and Water Resources, digs into climate resilience, why it matters, and what we can do communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

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One For All, a Global Alliance Fighting the Water Crisis

March 8, 2023

In early 2020, despite the fact that the pandemic was taking hold around the world, a very different, much more hopeful global conversation was taking place between Netherlands-based IRC and Water For People: The work we do together is successful. How can we make our collaborations more strategic and create more impact?

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How Do You Stop Cholera Epidemics?

February 24, 2023

As of February 9, the death toll from cholera in Malawi was more than 1,300. Like many water-borne diseases, cholera is entirely preventable, making the rising death toll in Malawi even more heartbreaking.

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It’s Not All Going to Shit. Really.

January 18, 2023

Water For People’s Shitovation Awards were designed to address the disconnect between the global sanitation crisis and desperately needed innovation. Here are the 2023 grant projects.

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From 51 to 1: Criteria for Expanding into a New Country

December 9, 2022

Samson Bekele, co-CEO of Water For People, shares his vision for Water For People, as he tells us how he created the criteria to select our new partner country in Africa.

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Give Some Worms for the Holidays. It Makes a Difference.

November 21, 2022

Here’s why we chose the five items offered by Water For People in the Light the World Giving Machines this year.

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Supporting Entrepreneurs: The Toilet Seller

November 18, 2022

A major component of Water For People’s approach to ensuring sustainable sanitation is supporting locally-led sanitation businesses. These businesses are developed by entrepreneurs to fill a gap in the market, providing families with safe, affordable, and uninterrupted sanitation services because providers are local, not miles away.

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Taking the Long View: Partnering with Governments to Create Change

November 14, 2022

Because Water For People’s plan is to eventually exit the countries we’re working within, partnering with governments and strengthening national systems is a necessary requirement for our work.

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Partnering to Create a US WASH Sector

October 11, 2022

The need for water and sanitation improvements is not limited to middle- and low-income countries, and the inequality has persisted in North America on a devastating scale.

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