M&E Toolkit Webinar #1: Intro to the Toolkit

Date: 6 August 2014

Presenters: Ryan Rowe, The Water Institute at UNC and Daniele Lantagne, Tufts University

Webinar Notes: HWTS M&E Toolkit Intro

Host: Megan Grzybowski, Triple Quest

Posted in 2014, Events, Uncategorized

M&E Toolkit Webinar #2: The Three Cs

Date: 8 October 2014

Presenters: Ryan Rowe, The Water Institute at UNC and Michael Ritter, Deep Springs International

Webinar Notes: The Three Cs

Host: Megan Grzybowski, Triple Quest

Posted in 2014, Events

M&E Toolkit Webinar #3: Technology Design and the Three Cs

This webinar focused on how technology design supports the Three Cs: Correct, Consistent, and Continued Use. Notes and presentations from the webinar are available below.

Date: 5 March 2015

Presenters: Mimi Jenkins, University of California, Davis and Daniele Lantagne, Tufts University

Presentation Files:

Webinar Notes: Technology Design and the Three Cs

Host: Megan Grzybowski, Triple Quest

Posted in 2015, 2015, Events

Household Water Newsletter

Household Water Newsletter, Issue 34
February 2015

Network News and Updates

The October 2014 Annual Network Meeting Report is now available for download on the Network communications website.

Round I Testing under the WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies is complete, and test reports are currently being prepared. A total of ten products were evaluated in this first round of the Scheme, with four products undergoing full testing, three reduced testing, and three abbreviated reviews with no testing. These products are listed in the table below:

Manufacturer Product Trademark Evaluation Procedure
Aqua Research LLC H2gO purifier Abbreviated review with no testing
Helioz GmbH Wadi Full laboratory testing
LifeStraw SA
(part of Vestergaard Group) LifeStraw Family 1.0 Abbreviated review with no testing
LifeStraw Family 2.0 Reduced laboratory testing
LifeStraw Community Reduced laboratory testing
Medentech Limited Aquatabs Reduced laboratory testing
Upendo Women’s Group MSABI TEMBO Filter Pot Full laboratory testing
The Procter & Gamble Company P & G Purifier of Water Abbreviated review with no testing
Qingdao Waterlogic Manufacturing Company Waterlogic Hybrid / Waterlogic Edge Full laboratory testing
World Health Alliance Inc. Silverdyne Full laboratory testing

There have been some unanticipated delays, but the good news is that testing is complete, and the reports are currently under preparation. We will be sharing the results of the evaluation in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the newsletter and Scheme webpage!

Recent Publications

Eawag has released The Geogenic Contamination Handbook. The handbook is a product of the Water Resource Quality project that ran from 2006 to 2012, focusing on the mitigation of arsenic- and fluoride-contaminated drinking water for low- and middle-income countries. The handbook includes guidelines on water sampling, outlines available treatment technologies, and highlights the need to consider the institutional setting and financial viability of drinking water services. It also provides guidelines on behavioural change in affected communities with case studies to illustrate integrated mitigation approaches.

The WASHplus project has recently posted a number of publications of interest to the household drinking water quality updates blog:

Technology Performance and Design
• A Novel Point-of-Use Water Treatment Method by Antimicrobial Nanosilver Textile Material
• Assessing Point-of-Use Ultraviolet Disinfection for Safe Water in Urban Developing Communities
• Assessing the Consistency and Microbiological Effectiveness of Household Water Treatment Practices by Urban and Rural Populations Claiming to Treat Their Water at Home
• Comparison of Three Household Water Treatment Technologies in San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala
• Critical Parameters in the Production of Ceramic Pot Filters for Household Water Treatment in Developing Countries
• Fouling in Hollow Fiber Membrane Microfilters Used for Household Water Treatment
• Need for Certification of Household Water Treatment Products: Examples from Haiti
• Porous Ceramic Tablet Embedded with Silver Nanopatches for Low-Cost Point-of-Use Water Purification

Water Quality
• A Rapid Assessment of Drinking Water Quality in Informal Settlements After a Cholera Outbreak in Nairobi, Kenya
• Microbial Quality of Domestic Water: Following the Contamination Chain in a Rural Township in Kenya
• Open-source Mobile Water Quality Testing Platform

Cholera and WASH
• Influence of Solar Water Disinfection on Immunity Against Cholera
• Cholera at the Crossroads: The Association Between Endemic Cholera and National Access to Improved Water Sources and Sanitation

User Preference and Behaviour Change
• Comparing Willingness to Pay for Improved Drinking-Water Quality Using Stated Preference Methods in Rural and Urban Kenya

Carbon Financing
• Carbon Financing of Household Water Treatment: Background, Operation and Recommendations to Improve Potential for Health Gains

Courses and Webinars

Eawag is offering a “Systematic Behaviour Change in Development Projects” course on 5-6 March 2015. The course will take place at Eawag Dübendorf and is also available online. The course will enable participants to plan, design, and evaluate evidence-based behaviour change campaigns and learn how to conduct a quantitative survey of determinants, identify the required behaviour change techniques, and prove their effects and effectiveness. Visit http://www.eawag.ch/lehre/peak/kurse/index_EN to register.

The Rural Water Supply Network is hosting weekly webinars through 31 March 2015. Sessions scheduled for February include: Self-supply Examples from Ethiopia and Sierra Leone, Manual Drilling – A Global Perspective of Local Realities, Costs and Quality of Self-supply Services, and Groundwater Resources and Supplies in Africa. Register at goo.gl/ha2h3W.

Work Opportunities

The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) is hiring a Knowledge and Research Coordinator to develop strategies, processes, and tools to effectively manage technical knowledge in WASH. The CAWST website has further details on this position.

The UNICEF WASH program in Afghanistan has a vacancy for a WASH Manager – Sanitation Specialist at the P4 level. The Sanitation Specialist will support the government in scaling up the national sanitation program to accelerate ending open defecation and increase access to improved sanitation facilities. For more information, contact Rolf Luyendijk, Chief WASH, UNICEF Kabul at rluyendijk@unicef.org. Interested candidates may apply at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/. Applications are due February 3, 2015.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a post-doc immediately to work on the Ebola virus survival and chemical disinfection project. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/66473.

2015 Events Calendar

Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Energy, and Climate Conference: 15-17 March 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
7th World Water Forum: 12-17 April 2015 in Daegu – Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea
9th Water Tech Funding Forum: 16-17 April 2015 in New York, USA
Water Microbiology Conference: 18-22 May 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
IWRA XVth World Water Congress: 25-29 May 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland
38th WEDC International Conference: 27-31 July 2015 at Loughborough University, UK
World Water Week: 23-28 August 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden
IWA Water and Development Congress and Exhibition: 18-22 October 2015 in Jordan
Water and Health Conference: 26-30 October 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

For more WASH and water-related event listings, please refer to the International Institute for Sustainable Development Water Policy & Practice Calendar. Please email hwtsnetwork@unc.edu to add your event to this list.

About this newsletter: This newsletter is produced by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF as co-hosts of the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. Past issues are available at: http://hwts.web.unc.edu/newsletter. For further information or to unsubscribe, contact Jen Bogle at: hwtsnetwork@unc.edu or jbogle@email.unc.edu.

Submissions: Contributions to the newsletter are welcome. Please refer to the submission guidelines.

Feedback: Click here to provide anonymous feedback on the newsletter.

Disclaimer: This publication does not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of the World Health Organization or the United Nations Children’s Fund. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers’ products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization or the United Nations Children’s Fund.

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Household Water Newsletter, Issue 34

Household Water Newsletter, Issue 34

February 2015

Network News and Updates

The October 2014 Annual Network Meeting Report is now available for download on the Network communications website.

Round I Testing under the WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies is complete, and test reports are currently being prepared. A total of ten products were evaluated in this first round of the Scheme, with four products undergoing full testing, three reduced testing, and three abbreviated reviews with no testing. These products are listed in the table below:

Manufacturer Product Trademark Evaluation Procedure
Aqua Research LLC H2gO purifier Abbreviated review with no testing
Helioz GmbH Wadi Full laboratory testing
LifeStraw SA(part of Vestergaard Group) LifeStraw Family 1.0 Abbreviated review with no testing
LifeStraw Family 2.0 Reduced laboratory testing
LifeStraw Community Reduced laboratory testing
Medentech Limited Aquatabs Reduced laboratory testing
Upendo Women’s Group MSABI TEMBO Filter Pot Full laboratory testing
The Procter & Gamble Company P & G Purifier of Water Abbreviated review with no testing
Qingdao Waterlogic Manufacturing Company Waterlogic Hybrid / Waterlogic Edge Full laboratory testing
World Health Alliance Inc. Silverdyne Full laboratory testing

There have been some unanticipated delays, but the good news is that testing is complete, and the reports are currently under preparation. We will be sharing the results of the evaluation in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the newsletter and Scheme webpage!

Recent Publications

Eawag has released The Geogenic Contamination Handbook. The handbook is a product of the Water Resource Quality project that ran from 2006 to 2012, focusing on the mitigation of arsenic- and fluoride-contaminated drinking water for low- and middle-income countries. The handbook includes guidelines on water sampling, outlines available treatment technologies, and highlights the need to consider the institutional setting and financial viability of drinking water services. It also provides guidelines on behavioural change in affected communities with case studies to illustrate integrated mitigation approaches.

The WASHplus project has recently posted a number of publications of interest to the household drinking water quality updates blog:

Technology Performance and Design

Water Quality

Cholera and WASH

User Preference and Behaviour Change

Carbon Financing

Courses and Webinars

Eawag is offering a “Systematic Behaviour Change in Development Projects” course on 5-6 March 2015. The course will take place at Eawag Dübendorf and is also available online. The course will enable participants to plan, design, and evaluate evidence-based behaviour change campaigns and learn how to conduct a quantitative survey of determinants, identify the required behaviour change techniques, and prove their effects and effectiveness. Visit http://www.eawag.ch/lehre/peak/kurse/index_EN to register.

The Rural Water Supply Network is hosting weekly webinars through 31 March 2015. Sessions scheduled for February include: Self-supply Examples from Ethiopia and Sierra Leone, Manual Drilling – A Global Perspective of Local Realities, Costs and Quality of Self-supply Services, and Groundwater Resources and Supplies in Africa. Register at goo.gl/ha2h3W.

Work Opportunities

The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) is hiring a Knowledge and Research Coordinator to develop strategies, processes, and tools to effectively manage technical knowledge in WASH. The CAWST website has further details on this position.

The UNICEF WASH program in Afghanistan has a vacancy for a WASH Manager – Sanitation Specialist at the P4 level. The Sanitation Specialist will support the government in scaling up the national sanitation program to accelerate ending open defecation and increase access to improved sanitation facilities. For more information, contact Rolf Luyendijk, Chief WASH, UNICEF Kabul at rluyendijk@unicef.org. Interested candidates may apply at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/. Applications are due February 3, 2015.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a post-doc immediately to work on the Ebola virus survival and chemical disinfection project. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/66473.

2015 Events Calendar

Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Energy, and Climate Conference: 15-17 March 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

7th World Water Forum: 12-17 April 2015 in Daegu – Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea

9th Water Tech Funding Forum: 16-17 April 2015 in New York, USA

Water Microbiology Conference: 18-22 May 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

IWRA XVth World Water Congress: 25-29 May 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland

38th WEDC International Conference: 27-31 July 2015 at Loughborough University, UK

World Water Week: 23-28 August 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden

IWA Water and Development Congress and Exhibition: 18-22 October 2015 in Jordan

Water and Health Conference: 26-30 October 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

For more WASH and water-related event listings, please refer to the International Institute for Sustainable Development Water Policy & Practice Calendar. Please email hwtsnetwork@unc.edu to add your event to this list.

About this newsletter: This newsletter is produced by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF as co-hosts of the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. Past issues are available at: http://hwts.web.unc.edu/newsletter. For further information or to unsubscribe, contact Jen Bogle at: hwtsnetwork@unc.edu or jbogle@email.unc.edu.

Submissions: Contributions to the newsletter are welcome. Please refer to the submission guidelines.

Feedback: Click here to provide anonymous feedback on the newsletter.

Disclaimer: This publication does not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of the World Health Organization or the United Nations Children’s Fund. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers’ products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization or the United Nations Children’s Fund.

 

 

Posted in 2015, Newsletter

Regional Workshop, Southeast Asia: Reaching the Most Vulnerable with HWTS

Download Full Workshop Report (PDF, 800kb)

The HWTS Network held its annual regional workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Southeast Asia regional workshop convened government representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, and Viet Nam, along with a diversity of participants from other sectors. The goal was to support these four countries in addressing water quality and health by sharing national efforts and further developing strategies for HWTS and WSP, while linking these initiatives with interventions in maternal health, nutrition, neglected tropical diseases, emergencies, and vector-borne disease and strategies for reaching vulnerable groups.

The four countries represented share challenges in addressing climate change related environmental stresses, which influence when and where HWTS is needed most. They have each integrated HWTS into national policies and are looking at how to effectively utilize policy structures to influence resource allocation. There is also a growing market for both imported and locally manufactured devices, prompting each countries to consider ways to strengthen regulation and evaluation of devices.

The event featured three days of presentations and roundtable discussions. On the fourth and final day, participants visited Houaypoung village in Phonhong District as well as a nearby primary school to observe the community water system and biosand filters and school rainwater harvesting system.

You can download presentations by clicking on the links below.

  1. Opening Remarks by Dr M Jacobs, Director, DCD, WPRO
  2. Opening Remarks by H Gao, Country Representative, UNICEF Lao PDR
  3. Opening Remarks by Dr Keobounphan, Vice Minister, MoH
  4. Introduction of Participants by Dr Soutsakhone, Director, NAMSAAT
  5. Workshop Objectives by B Majuru, WHO Headquarters
  6. Network Update by B Majuru, WHO Headquarters │ Download
  7. Access to Safe Drinking Water: Looking Closer by C Scharp, UNICEF Headquarters │ Download
  8. Water Safety Policies to Ensure Access to Safe Drinking Water in the Region by P Khew│ Download
  9. HWTS and WSP Status in Mongolia by D Vanya, WHO Country Office │ Download
  10. HWTS and WSP Status in Cambodia by M Saray, Ministry of Rural Development │ Download
  11. Integrating HWTS and WSP in 3 Rural Provinces by B Suvanthong
  12. Example: Needs Assessment and Priority Actions by B Majuru Download
  13. Country Group Discussion: Needs Assessment
  14. Integrating HWTS and Maternal and Child Health by R Rainey, USAID
  15. Integrating HWTS into NTD Efforts by B Matigbay, WHO Download
  16. Integrating HWTS and Nutrition by M Lethiyuyetmai, Procter & Gamble Download
  17. HWTS and Preparedness for Emergencies by B Matigbay, WHODownload
  18. Water Storage and Links to Vector Borne Disease by B Timilsina, UNICEF │ Download
  19. Antenna Technologies and Business Models by F Boulloud, Antenna Download
  20. Roundtable Discussion: How to Better Target Vulnerable Groups?
  21. HWTS Manual by NR Khatri Download
  22. Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit by J Bogle, UNC Download
  23. Local HWTS Monitoring by E Manzano, CAWST Download
  24. Discussion of Priority Actions in Monitoring and Evaluation
  25. WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies by N Beetsch Download
  26. Evaluating Technologies for Arsenic RemovalExperiences from Bangladesh by S Rahman Download
  27. Open Discussion: Approaches to Regulating HWT Products moderated by NR Khatri
  28. Open Discussion: Building Capacity in Regulation of HWT Products moderated by B Majuru
  29. Country Group Discussion: Priority Actions
  30. Country Action Plan Presentations moderated by A Saleh, UNICEF
  31. Closing Remarks by Dr P Kerngsaneth, MoH Lao PDR
Posted in 2014, Events

Household Water Newsletter, Issue 33

November 2014: Highlighting Network Events

This issue features upcoming events, recaps from recent meetings, and approaching deadlines for events in 2015.

NETWORK ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REQUESTS

  1. With your help, we would like to organize Network communication and advocacy activities around key thematic areas. To begin, we will focus on HWTS and behaviour change as a continuation of the discussion on correct, consistent, and continued use. Kindly submit any related studies and resources by Friday, December 19, 2014.
  1. We are planning changes to the HWTS Network communications website, which we aim to complete early in the new year. Please feel free to offer suggestions as to how we can improve the site. We do not anticipate significant disruptions during this time.
  1. Are you hosting or attending an HWTS related event in 2015? Let us know so we can build a complete 2015 events calendar.

Please direct all submissions, questions, and suggestions to Jen Bogle at jbogle@email.unc.edu.

NETWORK EVENTS

Upcoming Events (2014)

World AIDS Marathon: December 1, 2014, Kisumu, Kenya

AIDS Marathon

Safe Water and AIDS Project(SWAP), an award-winning Kenyan NGO, is one of the leading organizers the Kisumu World AIDS Marathon, held every year on World AIDS Day. SWAP provides safe drinking water to the runners and children along the route in safe storage containers at water stations managed by HIV support groups.

The marathon plays an important role in creating awareness of the stigma associated with HIV. This year marks the 9th year of the marathon that invites national and international athletes, scientists, people living with HIV, commercial sex workers, members of the gay community, disabled individuals, orphans, school children, and others to participate in the full marathon, half marathon, relays, and an orphans and vulnerable children’s walk and wheel chair race.

Visit www.worldaidsmarathon.org and www.swapkenya.org for more information.

Recent Events

Reaching the Most Vulnerable with Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage: November 10-13, 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR

The HWTS Network held its annual regional workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Southeast Asia regional workshop convened government representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, and Viet Nam, along with a diversity of participants from other sectors. The goal was to support these four countries in addressing water quality and health by sharing national efforts and further developing strategies for HWTS and WSP, while linking these initiatives with interventions in maternal health, nutrition, neglected tropical diseases, emergencies, and vector-borne disease and strategies for reaching vulnerable groups.

The four countries represented share challenges in addressing climate change related environmental stresses, which influence when and where HWTS is needed most. They have each integrated HWTS into national policies and are looking at how to effectively utilize policy structures to influence resource allocation. There is also a growing market for both imported and locally manufactured devices, prompting each countries to consider ways to strengthen regulation and evaluation of devices.

The event featured three days of presentations and roundtable discussions. On the fourth and final day, participants visited Houaypoung village in Phonhong District as well as a nearby primary school to observe the community water system and biosand filters and school rainwater harvesting system.

Presentations from the event are available on the events section of http://hwts.web.unc.edu/.

HWTS Workshop in New Delhi: November 12, 2014, New Delhi, India

Development Alternatives (DA) Group held a workshop on November 12, 2014 in New Delhi where HWTS organizations convened to share ideas for developing strategies for scaling up HWTS in India. DA is working towards promoting HWTS among Bottom of Pyramid (BoP) populations so that these methods can be accepted and recommended at different levels and reduce the incidences of waterborne diseases and child mortality over the long term. Eawag Aquatic Research Institute, Switzerland has engaged with DA for this endeavour.

Lunch and Learn on Indian Water Filter Evaluation at Consumer Reports: November 12, 2014, Cambridge, USA

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presented on evaluation of water filters found in the Indian marketplace. MIT-CITE is a five-year program on product evaluation currently focused on evaluating household water filters in Ahmadabad, India. This past summer, three MIT graduate and post graduate Research Assistants evaluated water filters found in the Indian marketplace. They conducted comparative testing and research work using extreme contaminants aiming to provide a ratings-chart of different filter models for consumers.

More information on MIT-CITE is available at http://cite.mit.edu/.

Waternet Conference 2014: October 28 to November 1, 2014, Lilongwe, Malawi

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The Mzuzu University Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation Mzuzu Smart Centre presented a special session on low-cost water and sanitation technologies, including HWTS, at the WaternetConference on integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Lilongwe, Malawi from October 29 to November 1, 2014. At the event, water and sanitation researchers from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, DRC, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and other countries met to discuss IWRM for socioeconomic development in Eastern and Southern Africa.

The Mzuzu SMART centre focuses on training local businesses that will produce and sell a range of new low-cost water and sanitation solutions. Their goal is to establish a sustainable supply of options to reduce the cost of communal systems and provide affordable self-supply options for households. The centre demonstrates a range of technologies and trains local entrepreneurs in water and sanitation technologies with a focus on self-supply.

Visit www.mzuniwatsan.com, http://www.mzuzusmartcentre.com/, and http://hikm.ihe.nl/waternet/symposium_waternet/ for more information.

Annual Network Meeting, Water and Health Conference hosted by The Water Institute at University of North Carolina: October 13, 2014, Chapel Hill, USA

The HWTS Network held its Annual Meeting at the University of North Carolina where members convened to share their work and look ahead to Network priorities for 2015. The Network Annual Meeting began with a series of presentations on global access to safe drinking water, followed by reports from Network members on their experiences in the field. The morning ended with a session on strengthening HWTS through an enabling environment and specific considerations for achieving programmatic effectiveness. This session also featured a presentation on the WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies and an overview of national planning efforts in Haiti.

In the afternoon, the discussion shifted focus toward the achieving correct, consistent, and continued use, a key element of the M & E Toolkit for monitoring and evaluating HWTS programmes, followed by presentations on HWTS learning opportunities initiated by Network members: M & E Toolkit webinars and an HWTS massive open online course (MOOC). The final afternoon session involved breakout discussions focused on integrating HWTS into education, healthcare and nutrition, and the broader WASH sector, including water safety planning. The event concluded with a presentation of the proposed 2015 Network work plan and priority focus areas, which include integrating HWTS with public health interventions and WSP efforts, promoting and disseminating the M & E Toolkit, and continuing the WHO International Scheme.

Presentations from the event are available on the events section of http://hwts.web.unc.edu/.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NETWORK IN 2015

World Water Week in Stockholm: Water for Development: August 23-28, 2015

The theme of World Water Week 2015 is Water for Development. Submit an abstract or event proposal before January 18, 2015 at www.worldwaterweek.org/abstracts.

About this newsletter: This newsletter is produced by the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF as co-hosts of the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. Past issues are available at http://hwts.web.unc.edu/newsletter/. For further information or to unsubscribe, please contact Jen Bogle jbogle@email.unc.edu.

Submissions: Contributions to the newsletter are welcome. Please refer to the guidelines on the Water Institute website.

Feedback: If you would like to provide anonymous feedback on how to improve our newsletter, please click here

Disclaimer: This publication does not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of the World Health Organization or the United Nations Children’s Fund. Any mention of specific companies or manufacturers’ products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization or the United Nations Children’s Fund.

 

Posted in 2014, Newsletter

2014 Network Annual Meeting

Download Full Meeting Report (PDF, 700kb)

October 13, 2014
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Convened by the Water Institute at UNC

The 2014 Annual Network meeting was held in Chapel Hill, USA on 13 October 2014 as part of the weeklong Water and Health Conference at the University of North Carolina. There were more than 40 individuals representing 30 different organizations in attendance.

The meeting began with a series of presentations on global access to safe drinking water, followed by reports from Network members on their experiences in the field. The morning ended with a session on strengthening HWTS through an enabling environment and specific considerations for achieving programmatic effectiveness. This session also featured a presentation on the WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies and an overview of national planning efforts in Haiti.

In the afternoon, the discussion shifted focus toward the Three Cs in HWTS: achieving Correct, Consistent, and Continued Use, a key element of the M&E Toolkit for monitoring and evaluating HWTS programmes, followed by presentations on HWTS learning opportunities initiated by Network members. The final afternoon session involved breakout discussions focused on integrating HWTS into education, healthcare and nutrition, and the broader WASH sector, including water safety planning. The event concluded with a presentation of the proposed 2015 Network work plan and priority focus areas.

Download the 2014 HWTS Network Annual Meeting Report.

Event Proceedings

You can download presentations by clicking on the links below.

  1. Welcome and Meeting Overview by Batsi Majuru, WHO
  2. Progress on Drinking Water: 2014 Update from the JMP by Ryan Rowe, The Water Institute at UNC │ Download
  3. Fecal Contamination of Drinking Water in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Ryan Cronk, The Water Institute at UNC and Robert Bain, UNICEF │ Download
  4. Update on Evidence of the Effectiveness of HWTS to Prevent Diarrhoeal Diseases by Thomas Clasen, Emory University │ Download
  5. Microcredit and HWTS: A Case Study of Income Generation with the LifeStraw Community Filter by Alexandre Doyen, Vestergaard │ Download
  6. Implementing Household Water Treatment Interventions: Factors and Actors for Success by Edema Ojomo, The Water Institute at UNC │ Download
  7. WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies by Nikki Beetsch, WHO │ Download
  8. Implementing HWTS: Issues to Consider by Daniel Lantagne, Tufts University │ Download
  9. Developing a National Strategy on HWTS in Haiti by Ryan Rowe, The Water Institute at UNC
  10. Behavior Change and HWTS by Rob Quick, CDC │ Download
  11. The Three Cs of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage by Ryan Rowe, The Water Institute at UNC
  12. Getting to the 3Cs by Michael Ritter, Deep Springs International │ Download
  13. HWTS Network / Triple Quest WebEx Initiative by Megan Grzybowski, Triple Quest │ Download
  14. MOOCing About: An Online HWTS Course by Rick Johnston, WHO │ Download
  15. HWTS Network Proposed Work Plan: 2015 by Angie Saleh, UNICEF │ Download
Posted in 2014, Events

How to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into HIV programmes

Document Cover

This document provides guidance on the integration of water, sanitation, hygiene practices into official HIV guidelines and standards, and into HIV programming.

Authors

World Health Organization, USAID, 2010

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Essential prevention and care interventions for adults and adolescents living with HIV in resource-limited settings

Document Cover

This document provides recommendations covering thirteen areas of intervention seen as low cost and of particular importance for people living with HIV. Included among these are water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.

Editor

WHO, 2008

Resource Links

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