​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 |

Imagine yourself in the last century, walking down one of the streets of a large Central Asian city. You are surrounded by architecture dominated by the Soviet style, with common building types…

Joaquin Toro |

Canto Grande, Lima, Peru.  Photo Credit: Andrew Howson / Creative Commons How can water resource agencies make smart investments to ensure long-term water reliability when the future is fraught…

Laura Bonzanigo, Nidhi Kalra, David Groves, Carter Brandon |

I was quite surprised recently to find out that a poll of 1, 066 people across Yerevan and all ten regions of Armenia revealed substantial gaps in public awareness of food safety and people's…

Vigen Sargsyan |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post as part of a series,  "What's Working: Sustainable Development Goals."  As a…

Junaid Kamal Ahmad |

The World Bank at World Water Week 2015 As population and economic growth bump up against finite—and increasingly degraded—water resources, competition between agricultural, industrial, and…

Diego Juan Rodriguez, Martin Gambrill |

العربية The World Bank at World Water Week 2015 The Stockholm World Water Week’s focus on “Water for Development” comes at an opportune time. Water as a sector in world affairs is reaching a…

Junaid Kamal Ahmad |

Reform of the residential and utilities sector in Ukraine is now imminent, as much as the modernization of law enforcement or reform of the public health care system. In fact, Ukrainians deal with…

Grzegorz Gajda |

Imagine you are a busy mother scrubbing your laundry next to the public water stand near your yard. You realize your two year old — who is playing in the dirt — has to go to the toilet. What do…

Emily C. Rand, Louise Maule, Libbet Loughnan |