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The media plays a vital role to rally decision makers, policy makers, and the general public about the need for safe water, adequate sanitation and proper hygiene behaviour. Let us help you explore how good sanitation and hygiene helps human health, dignity, and economic well-being, and protects the environment.

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AfricaSan Awards is now open for nominations

Are you an outstanding sanitation and hygiene professional working in Africa? The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards is looking for your nomination. Candidates can submit the nominations no later than January 9, 2019, all information available here. The AfricaSan 5 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 18-22. The AfricaSan Award aims to raise the profile […]

Global Citizens called, and 5.6 million actions were taken!

USD $55 million on investments in water, sanitation & hygiene were announced at the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival in South Africa Over the last few months, citizens around the globe took over 5.6 million online actions to end extreme poverty, including 1 million who asked global and national leaders to commit to water, sanitation […]

On World Toilet Day, Let Us Speak Plainly About An Issue That Is Often Negl...

By Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director, WSSCC As we mark World Toilet Day and there is more and more discussion about the importance of dealing with human waste, many people will become embarrassed or shocked, and some would rather avoid the subject altogether. However, the sanitation crisis that exists in many parts of the world, and […]

We have a winner! The World Toilet Day Champion is…

We are happy to announce the photo sent by Teo Namata, our member from Uganda, as the winner of the WSSCC World Toilet Day Champion challenge. The picture was taken in Bukala Village, Bunyangabo District, in Uganda and shows women washing their hands after using the toilet. According to Namata, the photo was taken during […]

Bihar workshop picks up pace to end open defecation

WSSCC co-convenes Rapid Action Learning to share strategies for faster success Ramping up the elimination of open defecation in India’s northern state of Bihar was the theme of a three-day workshop convened in the state’s Patna district from October 29 to 31. Seventy-five people – representing ten districts across the state, a civil society organization […]

World Toilet Day: Join the Global Rally for Sanitation in Geneva

For the first time ever, a major public World Toilet Day celebration – the Global Rally for Sanitation – will take place in Geneva on 19 November, at the Place des Nation, from 11:00 to 15:30. Join the rally and help us to send a life-saving message to the world about the critical importance of good […]

When nature calls, you answer – and take action this World Toilet Day with ...

This year’s World Toilet Day will take place on 19 November. The theme, “When Nature Calls”, focuses on the importance of building toilets and sanitation systems that work in harmony with our environment and nature. According to WHO/UNICEF, 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practise open defecation – […]

WSSCC network helps spread handwashing message through fun activities for c...

 ‘Clean hands – a recipe for health’ was the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day. By all accounts, it was also a recipe for success. With a focus on fun, members of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) engaged children in many countries around the world in creative ways to help spread […]

WSSCC World Toilet Day Champion challenge

The World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19 November and is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. As part of this year’s celebration, WSSCC is organizing a photo contest for members called the “World Toilet Day Champion challenge”. The goal is to showcase the diverse and meaningful work that […]

WSSCC at the 2018 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy 

Join us at this year’s conference organized by The Water Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, from October 29 to November 2 The 2018 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public health emphasis. The conference will be held […]

Photos And Videos

UN in Action: The Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

In Nepal, the fund supports sanitation and hygiene promotion throughout the country, which hopes to obtain open defecation free status by 2017. Since GSF started in Nepal in 2010, over half a million people have access to improved toilets.

WSSCC AfricaSan 2015 – Seeing is believing!

The WSSCC visited rural communities in the region of Matam, Senegal. It was an unprecedented opportunity to engage with communities and hear about their successes and challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Reaching the Unreached in South Asia

This new film draws on the perspectives of those whose voices are often not heard, such as the disabled, children, the elderly, the very poor and other excluded groups to highlight some of the complex factors concerning equitable access to sanitation and hygiene in the region.

Press Releases

Please explore the below press releases, which detail the latest and most important WSSCC and WASH-industry news for download.

Qatar Charity et le WSSCC vont coopérer en matière d’assainissement et d’hy...

Qatar Charity (QC), une organisation de premier plan à l’échelle mondiale du Qatar, et le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC), une organisation fonctionnant sous l’égide de l’ONU et apportant son soutien à des programmes d’assainissement et d’hygiène à grande échelle, ont signé aujourd’hui un protocole d’accord à New York qui […]

Qatar Charity and WSSCC to cooperate on sanitation and hygiene for health, ...

Qatar Charity (QC), a leading Qatar-based organization with global reach, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a UN-hosted organization supporting large scale delivery of sanitation and hygiene programmes, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New York aimed at enhancing cooperation around sanitation and hygiene for health, education and livelihoods. Mr. […]

Le WSSCC souhaite la bienvenue à Sue Coates en tant que directrice exécutiv...

Mme Sue Coates, professionnelle renommée qui a acquis une vaste expérience dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (WASH), le milieu universitaire, la société civile, le secteur privé ainsi que le plaidoyer et la communication, se joint aujourd’hui à l’équipe du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) en tant […]

WSSCC welcomes Sue Coates as Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director

Ms. Sue Coates, a respected professional with a wealth of experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), academia, civil society, the private sector and advocacy and communication, joined the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today as its new Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director. Ms. Coates comes to WSSCC after serving most recently […]

WSSCC se mobilise à l’occasion de la 7e Conférence sud asiatique sur l’assa...

La septième édition de la Conférence sud asiatique sur l’assainissement (SACOSAN) s’est terminée à la mi-avril avec la Déclaration officielle d’Islamabad.

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk as Executive Director

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk, a Dutch national with extensive UNICEF experience, who will start 1 March 2018

Congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed, the next Deputy Secretary-General (DS...

The WSSCC family extends its congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed on her nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN.

Sanitation Action Summit Urges Swachh Bharat to Leave No One Behind

WSSCC kicks off a Sanitation Action Summit to accelerate progress on WASH by giving voice to the needs of India’s most vulnerable citizens.

Former WSSCC Chair receives award for Sustainable Development

Former WSSCC Chair Professor Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has received the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa UN Habitat Award for Sustainable Development.

SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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