Short-changed on climate change

This analysis of data on climate finance, water access and climate vulnerability shows that half of countries receive less than AUD$8 per person per year in climate finance for mitigation and adaptation combined. Some of the most vulnerable countries receive significantly less.
Briefing paper

Channeling financial flows for urban water and sanitation

This paper argues that new sources of financing are needed in order to provide clean water and sanitation for citizens around the world. The challenge is particularly acute in cities where population growth and urbanization are stretching resources and deteriorating living conditions.

Health, safety and dignity of sanitation workers: an initial assessment

Sanitation workers provide an invaluable public service, vital to our daily lives and the environment. This report analyses the problems sanitation workers face – focusing on those emptying pits and tanks and maintaining sewers – and explore good practices around the world.
Journal article

Faecal contamination of groundwater in rural Vanuatu: prevalence and predictors

Groundwater is an important source of water for coastal communities in Pacific Island Countries. This study assessed the prevalence and predictors of faecal contamination in groundwater sources across 11 islands in Vanuatu.

Doing more with less: smarter subsidies for water supply and sanitation

This report explores how scarce public resources can be used most effectively to achieve universal delivery of water supply and sanitation services. It analyzes the prevalence and performance of subsidies in the sector, then guides policymakers on improving subsidy design and implementation to improve their...

Female-friendly public and community toilets: a guide for planners and decision makers

This guide is designed for use primarily by local authorities in urban areas with responsibility for public and community toilets. It explains the need for female-friendly toilets, how to design them, and how to increase gender sensitivity in town planning on sanitation.

Reducing inequalities through universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene

This short briefing paper highlights the deep connections between inequalities and access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

WASH in health care facilities: global baseline report 2019

This report from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) indicates that WASH services in health care facilities are sub-standard in every region.

The crisis in the classroom: the state of the world’s toilets 2018

Living without a basic toilet threatens the health, safety and education of millions of children and young people.

Indian water, sanitation and hygiene: some progress but long-term challenges remain

The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) and Namami Gange (Obeisance to the Ganges) campaigns are two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship policies and aim to change Indian attitudes towards cleanliness and civic responsibility.