This blogpost is part of a series of thematic blogs for the World Bank's Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic. Woman carries water containers near polluted stream…

Libbet Loughnan, Craig Kullmann |

Guangzhe Chen, Senior Director, the World Bank’s Water Global Practice,   speaks at the opening plenary of World Water Week 2017. Credit: Tim Wainwright It was inspiring to see so many committed…

Guangzhe CHEN |

Children in Koutoukalé, Niger Have you ever wondered how your life chances are affected by where you were born? Odds of being born at all are already miraculously small, but only one in ten of us…

Maximilian Leo Hirn, Aude-Sophie Rodella |

Sushila Devi, a mother of four in the rural Rohtas district of Bihar, India, has no significant assets and depends primarily on casual labor for income. She recently was able to take out a bank…

Vinay Kumar Vutukuru, Mohini Kak, Sitaramachandra Machiraju, Paramveer Singh |

Young Wayúu girls go fetch water in La Guajira, Colombia Extending the human right of access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) services to Indigenous Peoples represents the final step for many…

Clementine Marie Stip, Dianna M. Pizarro, Lilian Pena Pereira Weiss, Miguel Vargas-Ramirez |

The World Bank at World Water Week 2016 Starting this weekend, Stockholm will host the largest annual congregation of water aficionados, during World Water Week 2016.  It is [[tweetable]]an…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

This week, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, or COP21, will gather countries that want to take action for the climate. A central topic of these discussions will focus on the intersection of water…

Water Communications |

​Studies show children grow taller and perform better
on cognitive tests in communities where residents have
access to improved sanitation and do not defecate
in the open. Photo…

Claire Chase, Meera Shekar, Richard Damania, Martin Gambrill |

Photo Credit: Water.org via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license This blog originally appeared on the The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (…

John Ikeda, Heather Arney |

The World Bank at World Water Week 2015 ​As the global focus shifts to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and achieving universal access to water and sanitation, there will clearly be a…

Joel Kolker, Bill Kingdom, Ada Karina Izaguirre Bradley |