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WSSCC Informe Anual 2008

WSSCC General
En el presente informe se describen los logros alcanzados por el WSSCC en el 2008, así como el crecimiento constante registrado en la organización y en su número de socios y miembros, sin los cuales no sería posible acometer esta misión.

HIV/AIDS & WASH – WSSCC Reference Note

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Over 33 million people live with HIV/AIDS worldwide, with this number growing by 2.5 million annually. Sub-Saharan Africa is most severely affected, followed by South Asia and South-East Asia. All areas with high levels of poverty and low access to the water supply and the sanitation services critically needed to prevent and treat disease. Links between WASH (water supply, sanitation and hygiene) and HIV/AIDS occur on several levels, affecting sick people, caregivers, families, communities and service providers. Here we look at the specific importance of WASH for people living with HIV/AIDS at both the practical and management level. Also examined are the special considerations that must be made during the creation of adequate and sustainable WASH services in these areas, including practical hygiene at household and community levels. Case studies of selected countries are presented offering insight and evaluation of current activities.

Disaster Risk Reduction & Emergency Response for WASH – WSSCC Reference Note

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Serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society causing widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses which exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources is defined as a disaster. Irrespective of the nature of a disaster, (be it floods, drought, earthquakes or large human displacements), prevention and preparedness are essential for coping with emergency situations that often occur during or after. The necessity of these long-term planning mechanisms as well as adequate and timely response is growing as disasters caused or intensified by climate change are increasingly challenging current infrastructure. The WASH (water supply, sanitation and hygiene) sector is no exception. Incorporating disaster scenarios and aspects in planning of infrastructure and institutional elements of water supply and sanitation systems is a key element of disaster risk mainstreaming. While the correct maintenance of systems increases sustainability and reduces the vulnerability in case of a disaster. This extensive compilation of resource materials and organizations detailing emergency responses in the WASH sector is your first step to preparedness.

WASH Case Studies Series – Nepal

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The Nepal WASH Coalition was formed in 2003 to serve a country where less than half of the population uses adequate sanitation facilities. Ranking low on the human poverty index means that Nepal faces major hurdles in ensuring a basic standard of living, including sustainable access to adequate sanitation, for its population. To reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation by 2015 would require the construction of at least 14,000 latrines every month until 2015. In this case study, part of the series analyzing individual countries, we examine how the Nepal WASH Coalition has emerged as an advocacy and communications-driven entity through its increased interaction with various media organizations. The result of which is a marked increase in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene issues in the media, which played an influential part in convincing the Government to endorse WASH programmes. WASH Coalitions are involved in activities ranging from participating in information sharing to advocating specific policy changes and everything in between, with approaches tailored to suit the country it operates in. Each coalition, though, has in common a commitment to addressing the need for improved systematic communication, collaboration, and joint action among sector stakeholders in their country of operation.

WASH Case Studies Series – Ethiopia

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WASH Coalitions are involved in activities ranging from participating in information sharing to advocating specific policy changes and everything in between. All, though, have in common a commitment to addressing the need for improved systematic communication, collaboration, and joint action among sector stakeholders in their country of operation. Part of the series of WASH Coalition country case studies, here we focus on Ethiopia, showcasing the evolution, activities and impact made in recent years. Since 2004 the Ethiopia WASH Movement has operated in one of the most underprivileged countries in the world, where the majority of the population does not have access to sufficient and safe sanitation and related diseases are exceedingly common. The goal of the movement was to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality caused by lack of safe and adequate water, poor sanitation and hygienic practices. The objectives were to promote improved water, sanitation and hygiene practices and gain the political and social commitment and endorsement required to make a real difference in the country’s water, sanitation and hygiene situation. In this case study we reveal the details of the three major elements that combined to such success against the extreme challenges of Ethiopia.

WSSCC Rapport Annuel 2007

WSSCC General
En 2007, l’organisation s’est mise en position de tirer parti de son parcours influent et respecté en définissant et en élaborant une nouvelle stratégie sur le long terme, ainsi qu’une structure interne qui fera du Conseil une organisation encore plus résolue, viable, sûre et orientée sur les résultats. La principale décision stratégique prise par l’organe directeur démocratiquement élu du Conseil, son Comité d’orientation, a été de recentrer son action sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène. L’assainissement fait défaut à un bien plus grand nombre de personnes que l’eau, alors qu’il y a moins de parties prenantes travaillant exclusivement sur l’assainissement. Cette situation paradoxale existe malgré le rôle que l’on reconnaît à l’assainissement pour éradiquer la pauvreté, améliorer la santé et l’environnement, favoriser l’égalité entre les sexes et stimuler le développement social et économique sur le long terme. Cela a donc été une bonne décision de mettre fortement l’accent sur l’assainissement et elle caractérisera les activités du Conseil dans les années à venir. Cette nouvelle orientation s’est clairement manifestée par la création d’un troisième département, le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement, aux côtés de Réseaux et gestion des connaissances et de Plaidoyer et communication.

WSSCC Annual Report 2007

WSSCC General
2007 was an exciting year for the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) as we defined and developed a new long-term strategy and internal structure to make us even more purposeful, viable, secure and results-oriented. WSSCC’s elected Steering Committee refocused the organization’s efforts on sanitation and hygiene, establishing a third core department, the Global Sanitation Fund, to complement the Networking & Knowledge Management and Advocacy & Communications departments. WSSCC established National WASH Coalitions in four more countries – Benin, Mali, Niger and Togo – bringing our active presence to a total of 36 countries. Our staff also met with members of National WASH Coalitions in Benin, Burkina Faso, India, Nepal, Niger, South Africa, Tanzania and Togo. Combined with involvement in the launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008 in New York, the 5th World Water Forum, and the World Water Week in Stockholm and LatinoSan. Our continual presence at global and regional fora ensured a high profile platform for promoting the new sanitation-focused mandate. This is just a taste of our activities. To find what else WSSCC did in 2007, take a look inside this Annual Report.

WASH Case Studies Series – Madagascar

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Since 2002, the Madagascar Diorano-WASH Coalition has operated in an environment where only 38% of the population has access to safe water and only 52% of houses are equipped with latrines. Unsurprisingly, with this backdrop, diarrhoea has been identified as the second highest cause of death among children. In this case study, part of the series examining individual countries, we look at the building of the successful Diorano-WASH Coalition, showcasing the evolution, activities and impact made in recent years. WASH Coalitions are involved in activities ranging from participating in information sharing to advocating specific policy changes and everything in between. All, though, have in common a commitment to addressing the need for improved systematic communication, collaboration, and joint action among sector stakeholders in their country of operation. Each WASH Coalition must tailor its approach to suit the country it operates in to achieve the greatest benefits. Here, we look at the two significant factors that contributed to the clear success in Madagascar.Le WSSCC présente le travail des coalitions WASH dans une série d’études de cas des pays de ces coalitions. Les dites études présentent l’évolution, les activités et l’impact des coalitions nationales WASH. Cette édition se concentre sur le pays de Madagascar, où la coalition Diorano-WASH est devenue le principal corps sectoriel de coordination afin d’assurer sensibilisation et mobilisation relatives à l’hygiène et l’assainissement.
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