Solutions in nature: sounds too simplistic?

By Declan Hearne, International WaterCentre Reframing solutions for nature: what’s really required on World Water Day In Daru, Western Province of Papua New Guinea, the environment is straining under human footprint and lack of planned development. A low lying island original protected by mangroves, the current day foreshore rubbish has replaced the trees. Water resources […]

Oxfam Phillippines interview: WASH, sanitation marketing, and transformative empowerment in the Philippines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In an interview with IWCAN’s Karen Delfau, Rona Ramos, Camille Adle, and Perlita Gacutno from Oxfam Philippines share their experiences on sanitation marketing in the Philippines, women’s leadership projects, financial structures, and implementing market-based programmes. Interview topics About Rona, Pearl, and Camille and their roles in Oxfams’s sanitation work About sanitation marketing and Oxfam’s WASH […]

Kusum Athukorala interview: gender and water in Sri Lanka and the importance of young water professionals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] An interview with Kusum Athukorala at the 2017 Asia International Water Week AIWW. Husum a senior advisor and chair of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership. She discusses women in irrigation, the need for a gendered perspective in water, sustainable financing, and about opportunities and challenges available to young water professionals. Kusum identifies with being […]

Tony Slatyer interview — Part 2: the High-Level Panel on Water, its initiatives, and Sustainable Development Goal 6

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a 20-minute follow-up to Part 1 of an interview with Tony Slatyer, he shares some recent updates on the High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW) that has taken place since. He highlights the opportunities for individual action and involvement with these priorities. Interview Topics Recent updates from the High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW) meeting in […]

Kea Pheng Interview: WASH, CLTS, and sanitation marketing success in Cambodia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Kea Pheng, executive director of RainWater Cambodia (RWC), local NGO established in 2004, working with communities to promote equitable access to water and sanitation services. Kea discusses community-led total sanitation, behaviour change communication, and the need for improved sanitation in Cambodia. Kea has significant experience in the development sector and worked on […]

​Designing on-site sewage treatment for people and not their products

By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview, Jason Jaskowiak, Wastewater Chief of Aqua Consulting in American Samoa described the importance of local people learning about on-site systems and how this can be used to improve groundwater quality and public health in the Pacific. He is candid about the need to consider the resources and cultural […]

How ‘knowledge exchange’ may improve the capacity development of local government for the decentralisation of WASH services in Cambodia

By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview, Virak Chan discussed his role in Cambodia as the national water and sanitation focal point for the World Bank in the context of a sanitation project. This involves facilitating communication between diverse stakeholders to improve the capacity of the national government to produce policies that are more responsive to […]

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