December 2020 USAID WASH Fact Sheets | Humanitarian WASH resources from IWMI, Period Posse and others

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December 2020 USAID WASH Fact Sheets | Humanitarian WASH resources from IWMI, Period Posse and others

USAID Publications/Resources

USAID Water and Development Technical Series: WASH for Women and Girls, December 2020 . USAID elevates the status of women and girls to empower them as decision-makers and professionals in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector so they can lead the transformation of water and sanitation services in their own communities and countries.

USAID Water and Development Technical Series: WASH Governance, December 2020 . The purpose of this brief is to provide a common definition of governance for USAID’s engagement in the WASH and WRM sectors and to describe the process of analysis, strengthening, measuring, and reporting on improvements in WASH and WRM governance.

Additional USAID technical briefs

Webinar: How Effective Are Cash, Vouchers and Market Support Activities in Achieving WASH Outcomes?  PRO-WASH, The Global WASH Cluster, and CaLP, December 2020. This webinar presented findings from a recent systematic review conducted by the Global WASH Cluster GWC which examined how WASH actors in humanitarian settings have used market and cash modalities to deliver essential WASH services and goods,

The latest issue of the  USAID ResilienceLinks  newsletter features the report,  The State of the World’s Cash . CaLP, November 2020. This new report examines progress, changes, and challenges in the use of CVA within the rapidly shifting humanitarian landscape over the last two and a half years.

Early Warning for Early Action: Toward More Behaviorally Informed Early Warning Systems . The REAL Associate Award, November 2020. This paper builds on decades of psychology and social and behavioral change theory and practice to propose a social and behaviorally informed approach to EWS design, development, and implementation.

Pivoting Hygiene and Water Activities to Respond to COVID-19 in the DRC . PRO-WASH, November 2020. This learning note shares some of the adaptations, early results, lessons learned, and challenges experienced by the Budikadidi project as they adapted programming to meet WASH needs that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publications/Blog Posts/Webinars

Period Posse Presents: Addressing Menstruation in Ebola Response: An Overview, December 2020 . The Period Posse Presents forum brought together global health experts to discuss addressing menstruation during the ebola outbreak.

Evidence-based chlorination targets for household water safety in humanitarian settings: Recommendations from a multi-site study in refugee camps in South Sudan, Jordan, and Rwanda . Water Research 2020. Site-specific and evidence-based chlorination targets generated from post-distribution chlorine decay modelling could help improve household water safety and public health outcomes in refugee camp settings where the current Sphere chlorination guideline does not provide adequate residual protection. Water quality monitoring in refugee/IDP camps should shift focus from distribution points to household points of consumption

Guidance Note: Integrating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) into Ebola Response . Columbia University, 2020. This guidance note was informed by a global desk review and key informant interviews with global experts involved in a range of EVD response efforts in Africa over the last decade.

Tackling the vicious cycle of fragility and water insecurity . World Bank Blog, December 2020. Where water insecurity repeatedly affects populations, it can act as a risk multiplier, intensifying existing grievances, creating new risks, and deepening inequities.

Everything You Need to Know about Water and Migration . IWMI, December 2020. There is certainly a link between climate change, migration and water. But it is not necessarily direct. While extreme heat, or other weather events, are becoming dominating factors in parts of Africa and the Middle East, and households may try to move elsewhere as a result of persistent insecurity, there are also many longer term trends.

Events

Elrha - Innovation Challenge: Adoption Challenge – Facilitating the Innovation of Humanitarian WASH Innovations, Deadline, January 25, 2021  – The Adoption Challenge aims to tackle the complex barriers within the WASH ecosystem that prevent the sustainable adoption of humanitarian WASH innovations.

25th Global WASH Cluster Annual Meeting and Emergency Environmental Health Forum  - The 25th Global WASH Cluster Annual Meeting which will be an interactive event, held online from 19th to 30th of April 2021.
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