WSUP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $2.5m by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help develop the next stage of the ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’.
Can we solve this by building 2.5 billion toilets?
This December, technology experts will team up with leaders in the field of sanitation in an intensive marathon to find innovative solutions to challenges facing the sanitation sector.
WSUP helps children to celebrate their 5th birthday - WSUP Kenya's Project Officer, Gertrude Salano, highlights the impact poor hygiene practices has on children under five.
Early results from our health impact survey in Maputo indicate that pre-intervention diarrhoea rates and infant mortality are indeed distressingly high...
Key Points Arising from our networking event, “Planning at Scale: Bringing Sanitation and Water Services to the City,” held at the World Urban Forum 2012 in Naples.
The second Annual Report (October 2010 - September 2011) from the USAID funded ACF program is now available to download.
The first Annual Report (October 2009 - September 2010) from the USAID funded ACF program is available to download.
The Uniloo trial is now in full swing in Kumasi, Ghana. This video gives an insight into the work of the 'Clean Team'.
Graça Muendane, 34, is a member of the Management Committee of Sanitation Block 3, in the Xipamanine Bairro in Maputo, Mozambique. This committee was created as part of the WSUP programme, as a way of ensuring the maintenance and sustainability of the new communal facilities in the Bairro.
Progress-linked finance (PLF) is a proposed WASH financing approach designed to incentivise urban WASH service providers (such as utilities and municipalities) to provide sustainable services for low-income districts.
The time has come for the Uniloo team to test their business model and the idea of an aspirational in-home portable toilet during a 6 month trial.
The theme for this year's World Water Week is 'Responding to Global Changes - Water in an Urbanising World' and WSUP will be there! We are jointly hosting a seminar, holding a side event and we also have a stand in the exhibition hall.
In response to the need for sustainability in WASH, WSUP, along with over 20 other leading organizations from around the world, have endorsed the WASH Sustainability Charter, a collaboratively-developed mission and set of guiding principles that advance sustainable solutions in WASH.
A pre-session discussion paper for the WSUP/IWA workshop at AfricaSan3 which argues that urban sanitation planning needs to take full account of FSM. In particular, sanitation investment planning needs to provide solutions at least for final sludge disposal, and possibly for other aspects of FSM.
The Ghanasan project is a collaboration between Unilever, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), and IDEO to develop new products and services for in-home sanitation in Kumasi, Ghana.
11 year old Briena is a student at FPLM Primary School, located in one of Maputo’s poorest neighbourhoods. Following a detailed survey and assessment, the WSUP supported Tchemulane project selected her school as a demonstration programme to improve the existing facilities and establish sustainable operation and management services.
For years, Julieta Muinga had struggled to make enough money to bring up her five children in an area of Maputo where the average daily household income is less than $1 per day. When the Tchemulane Programme, supported by WSUP, reached her neighbourhood, things were set to change.
A look at challenges in the water and sanitation sector and how WSUP and Cranfield University are working together to overcome some of these obstacles.
To mark World Water Day 2011, WSUP is calling on all people interested in the sector to join in a global 'Call to Action' to mobilise funding to improve urban sanitation.
In line with the theme for this year's World Water Day - 'Water for Cities' - Sam Parker, CEO of WSUP, will be giving a lecture at Cranfield University's Centre for Water Science entitled 'Urban Poor or Low Income Consumers?'
As part of this year's World Water Day on 22nd March, Will Day (Chairman of WSUP) will be on the panel of experts for The Guardian's online discussion exploring urban water sustainability in terms of the role of the business sector.
The launch was held at the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo, attended by representatives from the USAID Madagascar Mission, representatives from WSUP...
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WSUP, Unilever and IDEO launch OpenIDEO sanitation challenge to mark World Toilet Day.
Photo: David Schaub-Jones