16 May 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Despite large gains in increasing the number of people with access to an improved sanitation source, 45 countries still have less than 50 percent coverage, according to a new United Nations’ report
15 May 2013 - 10:07 by Local Press Report
ACCRA (GhanaWeb) — Mr Frank Quansah, Programme Officer of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has advised households to treat and store water properly to avoid contamination. “This is because
1 May 2013 - 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government has allocated $687 million USD for water, sanitation, irrigation and other infrastructure projects in Babil governorate.
1 May 2013 - 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — India has reduced the number of households without access to safe drinking water by half since 1990, and is on track to achieve near-universal coverage by 2015, according to Indian Minister of Stat
24 Apr 2013 - 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — The Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works on April 19 announced an allocation of $673 million USD to improve sanitation facilities in the country.
23 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CO, DENVER — US-based international water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NGO Water For People announced last week that it was releasing the first version of its new monitoring platform, Re-Imagine Reporting.
19 Apr 2013 - 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — An estimated $260 billion USD is lost every year from a lack of access to sanitation, according to the World Bank.
18 Apr 2013 - 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — International water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NGO WaterAid announced this week that it has joined the United Nations’ Water Action Hub, an online platform that allows users to identify poten
11 Apr 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, SAN LUIS OBISPO — Global access to water has increased by some 2 billion people in the last 20 years, according to Patricia Klever, partnership development director at Christian water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
29 Mar 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASUNCION, Paraguay — The four candidates running in Paraguay’s April 21 presidential election took up the country’s water issues during recent debates.
27 Mar 2013 - 08:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
UNITED NATIONS — Poor sanitation facilities in Pakistan cost the country over $4.2 billion USD per year, or 6.3 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to figures released by the United Nations last
27 Mar 2013 - 07:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BALI, Indonesia — Parliament members and civil society organizations in the Asia-Pacific region this week called for targets for universal water and sanitation access by 2030.
25 Mar 2013 - 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — The United Nations stressed the theme of cooperation during this year’s 20th World Water Day events on March 22.
21 Mar 2013 - 07:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Thousands of citizens of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka came together on March 19 to launch a regional sanitation campaign for South Asia.
20 Mar 2013 - 09:29 by Local Press Report
BUDAPEST (Independent European Daily Express) — When the General Assembly unanimously adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) back in 2000, water and sanitation were reduced to a subtext - never a stand-alone goal compared with poverty a
20 Mar 2013 - 09:52 by Local Press Report
KATHMANDU (The Himalayan) — Policy makers from South Asia region on March 19 started the South Asian Sanitation Campaign aimed at exerting pressure for the implementation of the related decisions taken by them. The theme
19 Mar 2013 - 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts from around the world met last week at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, to discuss how to improve sustainability of international WASH program
28 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — One-third of schools in Kyrgyzstan are not connected to centralized water supply networks, according to a government agency.In addition, 69 percent of school buildings lack access to sewerage syste
27 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru is investing over $3.5 billion USD to expand sanitation treatment and water coverage in the capital district.
26 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — African governments should prioritize interventions that promote healthy ecosystems, in order to reduce the mounting disease burden from air and water pollution and poor waste management, according
13 Feb 2013 - 10:43 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (The Informer) — The Deputy Coordinator of the Liberia Development Alliance (LDA) Theo Ade has disclosed that a total of $400 million USD is needed for the implementation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WAS
1 Feb 2013 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billio
23 Jan 2013 - 10:55 by Local Press Report
DAR ES SALAAM (Tanzania Daily News) — Half of girls who drop out of school do so because of poor water supply, sanitation and hygiene while ten per cent do not attend school during menstruation. The Deputy Minister for Health an
21 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GHANA, ACCRA — The executive chairman of one of Ghana’s biggest environmental sanitation companies, the Zoomlion and Jospong Group, warned a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) last week that the country’s water
17 Jan 2013 - 09:48 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (SustainableWASH.org) — The Coca-Cola Company, one of the world’s largest private sector supporters of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions around the world has signed on to the WASH Sustainability Charter.
15 Jan 2013 - 08:42 by Local Press Report
STOCKHOLM (Stockholm International Water Institute) — The Thematic Consultation on Water in the post-2015 development agenda is now open, waiting for your inputs on the www.worldwewant2015.org/water website.
21 Dec 2012 - 10:21 by Local Press Report
ZANZIBAR (African Development Bank) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved on December 19th 2012, a $21 million USD package to finance the implementation of the Zanzibar Urban Water and Sanitation Project in the United Repu
13 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Benin, COTONOU — The government of the Netherlands is providing $98.8 million USD for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in Benin.
12 Dec 2012 - 11:01 by Local Press Report
KIGALI (The New Times) — Experts on water and sanitation have asked African governments to get more committed on issues of water if the continent is to meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of th
11 Dec 2012 - 10:29 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (The News (Monrovia)) — The Government of Liberia has reportedly failed to exert a strong political will to address the problem of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the country. As a result of government's re
6 Dec 2012 - 10:44 by Local Press Report
MASVINGO (The Herald (Zimbabwe)) — The Red Cross Society of Zimbabwe has set aside $3.4 million USD towards improving water and sanitation in Masvingo province as part of efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halvi
4 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — The World Bank and its partners this weekend launched the first-ever Sanitation Hackathon, modeled on the successful Water Hackathon of October 2011, bringing together software developers, designer
4 Dec 2012 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
LISBON (wasrag) — Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) is pleased to announce the World Water Summit V will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on Friday June 21, 2013, where experts from the world commu
20 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — Approximately 1.25 billion women in the world, or one out of every three, lack access to safe sanitation, and almost half of those, or 526 million, have no option for a toilet and must practice o
20 Nov 2012 - 11:18 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (The News (Monrovia)) — A combination of seven civil society organizations operating in the country has alarmed that Liberia is facing serious sanitation challenges that need strong political will. The Liberia Civi
19 Nov 2012 - 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — As expected, the latest edition of the European Union’s Water Blueprint, released last week, contained no major new global initiatives with regard to water and sanitation.
14 Nov 2012 - 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CHAPEL HILL, NC — A group of more than 60 organizations involved in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs has laid out a set of actions aimed at improving WASH access in schools worldwide.