Biweekly WASH Research Update - March 24, 2021


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Biweekly WASH Research Update - March 24, 2021

Dear Colleagues:
The Water CKM project received a one-month extension, allowing time to send out additional  WASH Research Updates.This update includes the latest updates to and 30+ recently published articles and reports on COVID-19, gender, hygiene, sanitation and water issues. 

Updates to
- Webinars - COVID 19 and WASH: What We Know and What's Next, March 11, 2021 .
- Reports - Assessing the Effects of COVID-19 on Access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in USAID High Priority and Strategy-Aligned Countries: Synthesis Report . Nepal Deep Dive | Rwanda Deep Dive | Senegal Deep Dive | Ghana Deep Dive | Kenya Deep Dive |
- Blog - Safeguarding Water for the Future: Helping Water Utilities Become Resilient and Financially Sustainable  
- Blog - Protecting and Empowering Women and Girls for Safer Access to Water  
- Newsletters - Global Waters Stories - March 2021
- Newsletters - Water Currents: World Water Day 2021
- USAID in the News - USAID Recognizes World Water Day - Statement by Acting Administrator Gloria Steele  

Recent Reports and Journal Articles
Pragmatic Recommendations for Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Healthcare Facilities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic . Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 104(Suppl), 2021.
Estimation of rainwater harvesting potential for emergency water demand in the era of COVID-19. The case of Dilla town, Southern, Ethiopia . Environmental Challenges, April 2021.
The water-energy-food nexus and COVID-19: Towards a systematization of impacts and responses . Science of The Total Environment, July 2021.
Lessons Learned: Adapting Wash Activities to Respond to COVID-19 . PRO-WASH, March 2021.

Gender Issues
A gender perspective to understanding and enhancing the functionality of water supply systems in Nepal . IWMI Technical Brief, March 2021. 
Overcoming Barriers to Women’s Participation in Water Supply through Innovative Technology . wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water, March 2021.
Water, women and disability: Using mixed-methods to support inclusive wash programme design in Vanuatu . The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, March 2021.
Empowering Women in Water Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparative Study of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine . GWP, March 2021. 

Humanitarian WASH
Lessons learned from conducting six multi-country mixed-methods effectiveness research studies on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions in humanitarian response . BMC Public Health, March 2021. 
Universal WASH coverage; what it takes for fragile states. Case of Jariban district in Somalia . PLoS One, February 2021.

Multi-Sectoral Participatory Design of a BabyWASH Playspace for Rural Ethiopian Households . Am Jnl Trop Med Hyg, March 2021.
Evaluating the Efficacy of the Supertowel™ as a Handwashing Product: A Simulation of Real-World Use Conditions . Am Jnl Trop Med Hyg, March 2021.
Effectiveness of Mass Media Campaigns to Improve Handwashing-Related Behavior, Knowledge, and Practices in Rural Bangladesh . Am Jnl Trop Med Hyg, March 2021.
2020 Handwashing Research Summary . GHP, March 2021.
Absorbency of Biodegradable Materials for Menstrual Hygiene Management Products in Low-and Middle-income Countries . Preprint from Research Square, March 2021.
Hand hygiene and safety behaviours at shopping centres in COVID-19: an observation in Wa township in Ghana . Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, March 2021.

Sanitation Issues
How does sanitation influence people's quality of life? Qualitative research in low-income areas of Maputo, Mozambique . Social Science & Medicine, March 2021.
Rural Sanitation Programming in Challenging Contexts: A Desk-Based Review . Sanitation Learning Hub,, February 2021.
Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery . Stockholm Environment Institute, March 2021. 
Predictive models using “cheap and easy” field measurements: Can they fill a gap in planning, monitoring, and implementing fecal sludge management solutions? Water Research, May 2021. 
Field-testing and demonstration of sanitation technologies: Guidelines for the South African sanitation technology enterprise Programme (SASTEP) . Gates Foundation, March 2021.
Green Infrastructure for Sanitation in Settlements in the Global South: A Narrative Review of Socio-Technical Systems . Sustainability, February 2021.
SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Swabbed Samples from Latrines and Flushing Toilets: A Case–Control Study in a Rural Latin American Setting . Am Jnl Trop Med Hyg, March 2021.
SARS-CoV-2: sewage surveillance as an early warning system and challenges in developing countries . Environmental Science and Pollution Research, March 2021.
Open Waste Canals as Potential Sources of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Aerosols in Urban Kanpur, India . Am Jnl Trop Med Hyg, March 2021.

WASH Issues
Global Strategy on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases – 2021-2030 . WHO, March 2021.
Reimagining WASH: Water Security for All . UNICEF, March 2021.
Factors associated with water quality, sanitation, and hygiene in rural schools in 14 low- and middle-income countries . Science of The Total Environment, March 2021.
The enabling environment is not a checklist: building practical authority to improve WASH . D. Barrington, Colorado WASH Symposium, 2021.
Social outcomes of a community-based water, sanitation and hygiene intervention . Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, March 2021.

Water Issues
UN World Water Development Report 2021 ‘Valuing Water’
UN Water Summary Progress Update 2021: SDG 6 — water and sanitation for all, February 2021 .
The Role of Psychological Ownership in Safe Water Management: A Mixed-Methods Study in Nepal . Water, February 2021.
Toxic cyanobacteria in water . WHO, February 2021. 
Storing water: a new integrated approach for resilient development . CGIAR, March 2021.
Use of effective lids reduces presence of mosquito larvae in household water storage containers in urban and peri-urban Zika risk areas of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador . Parasites & Vectors, March 2021.
Rural Water 2021 + Blue Pages: Directory of rural water supply services, tariffs, management models and lifecycle costs . RWSN, March 2021.
Using Twitter to Evaluate the Perception of Service Delivery in Data-Poor Environments . World Bank, March 2021.
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