Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation

August 2011

Make women champions of water and sanitation

Seminar at Stockholm Water Week stresses the role of rights in improving women’s role in water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries

Governance meeting - sharing learning from programme successes

GTF partners shared programme successes at the Big Meeting in Hyderabad

The Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) Big Meeting took place in Hyderabad from May 16 to 20, 2011. It was the third meeting to share progress made so far in the 15 GTF country programs and to develop mechanisms for learning and sharing among different stakeholders. Read more of Murali’s thoughts on the meeting…

Bangladesh exchange visit brings climate change learning to Nepal

FAN Nepal climate change study visit to Cyclone Aila affected Bangladesh.

On 25 June, 2009, Cyclone Aila devastated various coastal belts of Bangladesh. FAN Nepal, under its initiative to understand the linkages between climate change and WASH, organized a visit to learn about climate change impacts and adaptation activities in Bangladesh. The team visited the Koyara and Mahishpura communities in Khunla district to see the impact of Cyclone Aila.

Stockholm Water Week 2011

A number of FAN representatives will be attending this year's Stockholm Water Week, the leading annual meeting place for the most influential actors in water and development from business, academia, government, UN bodies and civil society. Read our briefing to find out more about the event and our involvement.

ENPHO bags poster competition

SACOSAN IV poster competition winning entry

FANSA member ENPHO won the poster competition 'Sanitation Enhances Quality of Life' which was launched around the CSOs premeeting on SACOSAN IV held in Sir Lanka in April 2011.

World Water Day Celebration at Thatta, Sindh

More than 600 peoople thronged the roads of Thatta to help save the Indus Delta.

A Report by Bharumal Amrani

More than 600 people thronged on the roads of Thatta to raise their voice before the national and international community, on the eve of World Water Day. They sought their help to save the Indus Delta, release water at Kotri downstream and ensure provision of their water share.

Water Supply and Sanitation a Distant Dream to the Poor

Engaging with the media on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Issues is crucial.

A Report by Alka Pandey

In the city of Lucknow – over 31 percent of people do not have toilets in their homes and use open areas for defecation. More than 37 percent of people do not have access to water. These and other startling facts surfaced during a media workshop on the 'Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation'.

World Walks for Water in Nepal

A report by Anil Sthapit, Guthi

In Nepal 6.5 million people still do not have access to drinking water and more than 10,500 children die each year due to preventable water and sanitation related diseases. Keeping this in mind, the 19th World Water Day was celebrated in Nepal with 'World Walks for Water' in different parts of Nepal. The aim was to sensitize people to the importance of water and sanitation.

Lumanti encourages WSSCC to foster high level coalition of influencers

A multi-stakeholder WASH coalition supported by the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has been active for almost a decade in Nepal.