Call for paper - Waterlines (a general and open-ended call for papers) - Planning and resourcing WASH services

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Call for paper - Waterlines (a general and open-ended call for papers) - Planning and resourcing WASH services

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Dear all,

We are posting this topic as Co-Editors of Waterlines with a general and open-ended call for papers and to highlight a number of priority areas we’d be especially keen to receive papers on for future editions:

Planning and resourcing WASH services
1) How to strengthen and provide sufficient human and financial resources to local governments to enable them to support WaSH services in their jurisdictions - especially in countries with small tax bases and limited fiscal decentralisation?
2) How to raise the political priority of WASH to get it on a par with health, education, roads and energy – what arguments need to be made, to whom, and how? Is evidence enough to influence political change?
3) And how to get clear and committed agreement on who should invest in what aspects of WASH – Capex, Opex, Capmanex and direct and indirect support costs?

New development paradigms and WASH
4) How can truly hygienic environments and behaviours be achieved, and what does ‘one-health’ (human-animal-environmental interactions) mean for practices and policies?
5) How can we deliver WaSH that is climate resilient – what does this mean in practice, and how can practitioners integrate climate resilient strategies into their work?

In addition to these areas, we continue to accept papers from across the full spectrum of water supply, sanitation (including waste management) and hygiene issues that are of relevance to practitioners and researchers focused on low- and middle-income countries.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you that we now accept papers in two formats including full research papers and shorter practice papers. More details are available on the website here:
https://practicalactionpublishing.org/waterlines-instructions-for-authors

Thank you for your continued support for Waterlines.

Best wishes,

Dr Paul Hutchings & Professor Richard Carter

Dr Paul Hutchings
Waterlines, Co-Editor – practicalactionpublishing.org/waterlines
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Re: Call for paper - Waterlines (a general and open-ended call for papers) - Planning and resourcing WASH services

Dear Dr Paul Hutchings & Professor Richard Carter,

I'm curious to hear about the status of the quetsions that you were working on for Waterlines. In particular, I'd be interested in answers to question 4 "How can truly hygienic environments and behaviours be achieved, and what does ‘one-health’ (human-animal-environmental interactions) mean
for practices and policies?" Maybe I have overlooked the publication of this?

I'm currently working on a discussion paper on health, in which key terms and approaches will be highlighted. One Health is one of them.

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Jona
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Re: Call for paper - Waterlines (a general and open-ended call for papers) - Planning and resourcing WASH services, new development paradigms and WASH

Hi Jona,
I have sent Paul an e-mail to alert him to your question.
Your post was the first time I heard the term "One Health". Could you please elaborate more on what you are doing in that respect?

And how is the Wikipedia article on One Health? Is it any good, or if not can you help improve it?:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Health

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Re: Call for paper - Waterlines (a general and open-ended call for papers) - Planning and resourcing WASH services

Hi Jona,

Thanks for your message on this.

We issued a general open call for papers on topics which we believe were either continued intractable challenges, such as the sustainable resourcing of WASH services, and new topics that we believe are important to the topic, including reconsidering WASH through a One Health paradigm. In this sense, there was not a special issue planned on either of these but they were pointers to the types of topics we think papers should be written on.

I have to admit we haven't received any papers on One Health at Waterlines, at least since this call. There are many papers now discussing zoonotic pathogens and enteric infection in the global health literature and the calls for more "transformative WASH" approaches that provide more comprehensively hygienic living environments also highlight the importance of considering animal origin pathogens. I do think the science is now pointing in this direction but I am unsure what workable and contextually adapted WASH interventions look like and that would be a topic that Waterlines would be in a good place to cover. 

I would be interested in reading your paper when you have finished it and you may even consider submitting it to Waterlines if you were interested. On this topic, we have a paper coming online tomorrow I think (?) in Plos One on campylobacter infection risk for infants from a study in rural Ethiopia. Sophie Budge, a PhD researcher, is the lead author - she may be an interesting person to talk to about this topic.

Please do get in touch if you'd like to know more,  best wishes,

Paul 

 
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