We rarely give the toilet a second thought. We use it when we need to, and we flush and forget. We are also able to conveniently wash our hands afterwards. But imagine if you are on a long hiking…

Johannes Zutt |

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Maria Correia |

Happy belated 1st World Toilet Day! The newly designated UN day embodies the enormous development challenge of providing safe toilets to all. More than 2.5 billion people still don’t have access…

Nidhi Khurana |

Why Sanitation Access Doesn’t Work Unless the Entire Village Buys In Jitender is a four-year old boy with forward-thinking parents. Although it’s common in his village, in the Indian state of…

Luis Andres, Juan Echenique, Ashma Basnyat, Rahul Kanakia |

NGOs, lending agencies, and the public sector are hard at work in meeting the global sanitation target. But what about the private sector, and what about the families that do not want to wait for…

Sabrina Haque |

Bangladesh was born on December 16 1971, following a devastating war that cost the lives of 3, 000, 000 people. They were victorious in their fight for independence, yet the prospects of the…

Lea Gimenez, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe |

  “If I don’t get a hundred it would be a bad day.” said Muniran Bibi. She sounded like an ambitious cricket player. “The boat clinic is our only chance of getting health care here on the island…

Onno Ruhl |

“Bye sir!” Rahul was running ahead into the distance. It was hard for me to imagine how he could be running… The cracked soil was incredibly hot and extended all the way to what looked like a lake…

Onno Ruhl |

​The latest science, described in the World Bank report “Turn Down the Heat, ” indicates that we are heading toward a 4° C warmer world, with catastrophic consequences in this century. While…

Maria Sarraf, Keisuke Iyadomi, Jie Li |

Coal has been a mainstay of Indian energy. It accounts for 63% of India’s energy consumption, and demand is set to grow dramatically over the coming decades. Coal use for electricity generation is…

Muthukumara Mani |