Category Archives: Explore & Take Action

Water and Sanitation Are Key to Fighting Urban Poverty

Urban poverty is growing. The cities in the developing world are overloading as millions of people each week arrive to find a way to survive. Most will be forced to set up home in makeshift slums with no safe water, sanitation, electricity or security. This is a reality right now for around one billion people. […]

Sustainable Sanitation: The Drive to 2015

The Sanitation Drive to 2015 is an advocacy campaign working to meet the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target and end open defecation. We support and inspire people from around the world to take action towards achieving sanitation and hygiene for all by targeting the poorest and most vulnerable people. These actions will generate substantial benefits, […]

Water Changes Everything

A great video by Charity: Water about the importance of water and the scarcity of this precious resource. Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It’s a crisis because it only starts with water — but water affects everything in life. Health. Education. Food security. And the […]

Three New Projects Receive Funding Across Asia

Co-funded by the Asian Development Bank and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, New Projects Focus on Innovative Sanitation Solutions. In Asia and the Pacific, around 1.7 billion people still lack access to safe toilets or latrines, 780 million people still practice open defecation, and around 80% of wastewater is discharged into the environment without treatment. […]