Water & Sanitation Solutions: Recent Posts

Woman drinking from faucet in India
Water.org & OpenIDEO Challenge

In partnership with OpenIDEO, Water.org recently hosted the Water and Sanitation Challenge to develop solutions to India's water and sanitation issues. Read more about the winning concepts.

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Safe Water Gives Play

When kids have access to safe water, there is more time to play!

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Women walking down a road in Ethiopia
The power of water in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has experienced recurring bouts of drought and floods for years. El Niño-induced drought devastated Ethiopia for almost the last two years and now, the recent floods have hindered much of the country’s ability to fully recover. All of this is compounded by the fact that just under half of ... More »

Children playing soccer in Peru
Making play possible

Deep in the rural hills beyond Sullana, Peru families make their homes on the high grounds above the banana farms and rice paddies. Children walk a few kilometers down dusty dirt roads to attend classes, and at the end of a warm winter’s day, return home for chores and more ... More »

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Playtime in India

For kids in India, the humid Summer and Monsoon seasons make access to safe water a playtime prerequisite.

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Children playing in Baktarpur
Kids Are Playing in Baktarpur

In the slums of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, playtime can be a rarity. But when Shefaly installed a water system for her family and neighbors, her courtyard filled with smiles and laughter.

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Rosalyn and her three-year-old daughter Varsat
Rosalyn and Varsat are Smiling

Safe water gave a young mother living near Mysore, India a more peaceful pregnancy, and the chance to watch her daughter play each day.

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Luzviminda looking into the camera in the Philippines
Luzviminda Saved Her Family With a New Water Pump

In the remote villages of the Philippines, having a water pump can lead to a better life for mothers and kids alike.

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Woman crossing her hands over her dress
These hands

These hands have tended a garden, raised children, and cared for a dying husband. All the while, these hands have hauled bucket after heavy bucket of water every day, for many years.

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Water gives women more time

Access to safe water doesn't just provide women with one of life's necessities; it can unlock the possibility of a whole new life.

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Rupali using a well
Water lets Rupali use her talents

Rupali’s new tubewell gives her safe water, and more time to weave traditional Eri clothing.

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Beauty Begun looking into the camera
Beauty Begun and her Stepdaughter

When Beauty Begun got married, her husband Manu gave her two wedding gifts: water and a stepdaughter.

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