Resources

This resource page provides you with quick access to some of our most popular publications, e-toolkits and knowledge resources to key issues. Please explore the below resources or contact us for help with sanitation, hygiene and water supply-related resources, research or ideas.


Resources

Making Every Drop Count – Financing WASH in Sierra Leone

Collaboration
With almost all of the prevalent killing diseases being water-related, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) promotion is key to development and the alleviation of poverty in Sierra Leone. Unfortunately there is no national policy on water. Available figures suggest only 22% access safe water, and 15% access appropriate sanitation. Currently, though there is aid and finances going into Sierra Leone, the water and sanitation sector does not see its fair share. The two biggest donors do not address the sector while Government funding prioritizes other sectors. With such a momentous task to address, this road map of the challenges currently facing Sierra Leone offers directions to where WASH must be focused to deliver the most effective results.

Listening

Equality
Despite decades of effort and billions of dollars, 1 billion people still lack safe water and almost 2.4 billion lack safe sanitation. The time has therefore come to re-orient national and international efforts in support of a different approach. ‘LISTENING’ is about that new approach. It is an approach which has learnt from the failures of the past and begun to achieve well-documented successes of its own. But it is an approach that is not yet universally accepted because of the many vested interests that stand in its way. In brief, decentralization and empowerment of people and communities to enable them to take more control of their own lives and to support them in achieving their own development goals must be the method and the aim. But this does not mean that the responsibility to mobilise additional resources for the poor, and to create an enabling environment within which they can move forward, should be abandoned. In fact the responsibility for initiating and supporting community-led approaches means an even greater and more demanding role for government. ‘LISTENING’ attempts to bring these lessons – through the voices of many of those who have been most closely involved – to a wider international audience.À L’ÉCOUTE - De ceux qui œuvrent avec les populations d’Afrique, d’Asie et d’Amérique latine à la réalisation des objectifs des Nations Unies sur l’accès à l’eau et l’assainissement.

Sanitation is a business – Approaches for demand-orientated policies

Collaboration
Hygiene and sanitation remain low on most agendas and are not openly talked. Despite being recognized as a contributing reason as to why around 1 billion people are living without adequate sanitation and hygiene. The “top down” approach of distributing latrines with subsidies, or even free, has not worked. So what’s next? This publication examines alternative solutions and presents a new paradigm urging policy makers and donors to advocate the use of the private sector to provide sustainable and demand driven solutions to sanitation needs. This emotional and possibly controversial issue is mapped out and summarized with global case studies which illustrate that sanitation can be a viable business.

Advocacy Sourcebook

Collaboration
Out of every ten people in the world today, four do not have adequate sanitation and two don’t have access to clean water. Though preventable, related diseases cause the death of a child every 15 seconds. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) campaigns, with their use of practical thinking and political commitment, can make a huge impact on these figures. Placing people’s initiatives and capacity for self-reliance at the centre of achieving water and sanitation targets, they address the issues of sustainability, affordability and equity. To complement the WASH approach, WSSCC and WaterAid have produced this practical guide on water and sanitation related advocacy work. In its four sections you'll find explanations of the different advocacy tools, practical examples of advocacy work, information on key policy actors and processes, along with how to influence them at local, national and international levels.

Vision 21: The People’s Route to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All

WSSCC General
VISION 21 recognizes that if the goal of water, sanitation and hygiene for all is to be achieved, people’s roles must change. Through its unique collaborative and participatory process, VISION 21 aims to inspire those still without water supply, sanitation and hygiene services to overcome obstacles and initiate action themselves, while calling on their leaders to bring these essential changes about. In this detailed mapping out of a shared vision, a conceptual framework is defined, core points are examined and the route to fulfilling VISION 21 is signposted. To monitor these achievements, clear targets and indicators are detailed and encouraged. This inclusive plan concludes with the introduction of a Framework for Action, placing community and country action at the centre – to prepare their own vision and develop an action programme to achieve it. The Framework aims to assist people at community, country, regional and global levels to identify areas for action, enlisting the commitment of national governments and their partners to take up the challenge. Along with mobilizing the global community to support the development of country visions and their subsequent achievement, and to provide supporting tools.

Vision 21 – A Shared Vision for Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Supply and A Framework for Action

Collaboration
Vision 21 recognizes that if the goal of water, sanitation and hygiene for all is to be achieved, people’s roles must change. Through its unique collaborative and participatory process, Vision 21 aims to inspire those still without water supply, sanitation and hygiene services to overcome obstacles and initiate action themselves, while calling on their leaders to bring these essential changes about. In this detailed mapping out of a shared vision, a conceptual framework is defined, core points are examined and the route to fulfilling Vision 21 is signposted. To monitor these achievements, clear targets and indicators are detailed and encouraged. This inclusive plan concludes with the introduction of a Framework for Action, placing community and country action at the centre – to prepare their own vision and develop an action programme to achieve it. The Framework aims to assist people at community, country, regional and global levels to identify areas for action, enlisting the commitment of national governments and their partners to take up the challenge. Along with mobilizing the global community to support the development of country visions and their subsequent achievement, and to provide supporting tools.

Sanitation Promotion – WSSCC Working Group on Promotion of Sanitation

Collaboration
The objective of this book is to help water supply and sanitation professionals and others who care about advancing sanitation to promote it effectively. It has been prepared for policy makers and strategic planners at national, district and municipal levels who are responsible for securing investments for sanitation and planning, commissioning, monitoring and evaluation sanitation programmes. What is promotion? Promotion involves all the things one must do to raise or advance a cause, raise the profile and status of the cause, further the growth and expansion of the cause, and to further its popularity. Promotion, in the public health sense of the word, also involves providing the enabling mechanisms to others so that they may take up the cause armed with effective tools. This book has been designed to try and meet this need with regard to the promotion of sanitation.
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