Achieving Water Security and Sanitation Goals
Africa hosted three major water and sanitation events over the past two months. The theme of the biggest event, Africa Water Week (AWW), was on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on water security and sanitation. IRC and partners introduced Watershed – empowering citizens at AWW and we were also present at the two other events: the Kampala WASH Symposium and the WEDC conference in Ghana. And if that was not enough, IRC helped launch the WASH Agenda for Change (WA4C) in Uganda.

Circulation: 9451

Cor Dietvorst,, @dietvorst


Monitoring Africa’s sanitation commitments

IRC helps African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) develop a new process to monitor the N’gor declaration.

Read more

National Department of Health launches hand hygiene behaviour change strategy

After a decade of emphasis on accelerating water and sanitation infrastructure development, South Africa circles back to behaviour change.

Read more

Service delivery now fully adopted in the constitution

Read about the highlights of IRC’s work in Burkina Faso in 2015. There are challenges too: achievements on the ground remain too dependent on our support.

Read more

Learning and growing with IRC

Jimmy Otim realised his passion for WASH in Uganda’s Lira District. Starting as an engineering intern, he experimented with new approaches to improve functionality and sustainability of rural water supply facilities. Now Jimmy is an Assistant District Water Officer.

Read more

Shit in the city

Can mapping faecal sludge flows secure a city’s future? Read the Guardian article by IRC’s sanitation experts Erick Baetings and Ingeborg Krukkert on a new sanitation assessment tool.

Read more

Can you spend too much on sanitation?

The decision to divert funding from water to sanitation turned sour when drought struck India. Drawing lessons from a budget tracking study.