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Our Work


holistically addressing WASH disparities

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Our Work


holistically addressing WASH disparities

Our Approach

We focus on providing access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to the billions of individuals around the world currently without these essential resources.  Our programs are designed to be
 

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We recognize that every city and community faces different WASH issues.  To address these concerns holistically, we target our programming to each setting, whether urban or rural.
 

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To guarantee their long-lasting impact, we incorporate into the design of our programs measures to foster community ownership of projects during the implementation process.  
 

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Collaboration is crucial to the success of our programming.  We work with governments, NGOs, and the United Nations system so that our work is part of a larger, coordinated response. 
 

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WASHMobile


reducing water-borne illness by monitoring water quality

WASHMobile


reducing water-borne illness by monitoring water quality

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Water, sanitation, and hygiene are of particular concern in urban settings given that their improper coordination can have serious negative impacts on both human and environmental health.  To address WASH concerns in urban settings, we have developed WASHMobile, a system to collect and disseminate water quality information to prevent water-borne illness by informing strategic infrastructure investment and public health program targeting. 
 

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Community WASH


combining education and infrastructure improvement

Community WASH


combining education and infrastructure improvement

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Individuals living in rural areas are disproportionately affected by lack of access to clean, potable water and to improved sanitation.  To address this situation, we complete CommunityWASH projects.  We work with communities to identify and address areas in which their WASH situations can be improved.  We work with them ensure that the solutions generated are both sustainable, and technologically and culturally appropriate.  
 

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Research


advancing global WASH knowledge

Research


advancing global WASH knowledge

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An understanding of the connections between water supply, sanitation, and disease is necessary to ensure effective programming globally.  To make contributions to current global WASH knowledge, we engage in novel and innovative research.  In doing so, we are able amplify our impact beyond the programs we directly implement by making critical discoveries that have the power to influence policy and change the way the world does development.  
 

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Countries


where we focus our efforts

Countries


where we focus our efforts

BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso is a small, landlocked nation located in West Africa and is among the poorest in the world.  Like other nations in the Sahel region, Burkina has been and continues to be significantly affected by climate change.  Across the country, nearly 3 million Burkinabè are without access to potable water and over 14 million are without improved sanitation.  
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NIGERIA
Nigeria is a nation in West Africa with a rapidly growing population, bustling metropolises, and one of the fastest growing economies on the continent.  Despite this, nearly 63 million people are without clean water and the urban-rural divide continues to grow as public resources are focused in cities.  Likewise, sanitation continues to be a major concern as 128 million are without improved access. 
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