While the region has made strides in achieving access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), 13% of the population – over 74 million people – still lack access to handwashing facilities, and…

Carmen Nonay, Rajesh Advani |

In Malawi, as in most parts of the world, childcare tasks rest predominantly on women – in fact, Malawian women and girls above the age of 15, spend seven times more on unpaid care and domestic…

Odete Duarte Muximpua, Gaia Hatzfeldt |

В Центральной Азии около 22 млн человек, а это более трети населения региона, до сих пор не имеют доступа к безопасному для здоровья источнику воды. Большинство из них – сельские жители.

Lilia Burunciuc |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Aerial view looking south toward the Gulf of Mexico down the Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana. Photo © Carlton Ward Jr.   New York City faced a challenge in the 1990s: the city needed a new water…

Andrea Erickson |

As delegates are gathering this week in Tajikistan for the High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development, ” 2018-2028, it is an…

Soumya Balasubramanya, Claudia W. Sadoff |

The Sorek Desalination Plant is the world's biggest seawater desalination plant. We’re used to talking about how the failure to invest in water management can impede economic growth, but the…

Scott Michael Moore |

Два года назад я посетил кишлак в Рудаки, холмистом районе, расположенном к югу от Душанбе, Таджикистан. Он находится примерно в сорока километрах от столицы, но чувство такое, что между ними…

Emcet O. Tas |

Also available in: Русский Two years ago, I visited a village in Rudaki, a hilly district located to the south of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. It lies about forty kilometres from the capital, but it…

Emcet O. Tas |

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 |