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Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is the region with the lowest percentage of households with coverage to at least basic water of all regions and also lags behind basic sanitation coverage.

This document outlines the ten year strategy for sanitation in rural areas in India from 2019 to 2029, which is aimed at achieving the vision of ODF Plus.

The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation had commissioned “Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2019” (SSG 2019) through an independent survey agency to develop ranking of all districts of India on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation (swachhata) parameters.

The report examines three large-scale sustainable development challenges for which cross-sector solutions are essential to accelerate and maximize progress towards the SDGs, the Paris Agreement, and other global commitments.

From 9 to 13 September 2019, the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council will be held in Geneva. During the Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation will present a new thematic report.

In this paper, advocate for a systemic approach to water management for improved health and nutrition. Focus on rural and peri-urban areas of the developing world, where multipurpose water systems are particularly relevant.

Safely managed sanitation is a focus of the SDGs and central to stunting reduction and early childhood survival, both identified by the World Bank's Human Capital Index as critical for humans to develop their full potential. In 2015, 4.5 billion people lacked access to safely managed sanitation.

Despite the critical role that water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), waste disposal and environmental cleaning services play in the continuum of healthcare, access to WASH services globally remains alarmingly poor.

This report explores how scarce public resources can be used most effectively to achieve universal delivery of water supply and sanitation services.

Women are significantly underrepresented in the water workforce. Multiple barriers, ranging from social norms, to inadequate HR policies, to an unwelcoming work environment, pose challenges to female water professionals’ entering, staying and advancing in the water sector.

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