Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation


Ensuring environmentally friendly access to WASH in schools

Six technical middle schools in rural and peri-urban areas in the Mexican state of Morelos will have clean water and decentralized sanitation systems thanks to the SWASH project done by Sarar Transformación, SC, TAO de Tepoztlan, AC and FANMex.

Se garantiza el acceso a agua y saneamiento en secundarias técnicas de Morelos

Seis escuelas secundarias técnicas en zonas rurales y periurbanas en el estado de Morelos contarán con agua potable y sistemas de saneamiento descentralizados gracias al Programa de agua, saneamiento e higiene en escuelas realizado por Sarar Transformación, SC, el TAO de Tepoztlán, AC y FAN México. Este programa ha sido posible con el financiamiento del Comité Internacional del 6º Foro Mundial del Agua el cual tuvo como lemaTiempo de soluciones. Asimismo se cuenta con la colaboración del IEBEM, la Secretaría de Desarrollo Sustentable de Morelos y las Brigadas Quetzalatl. Este proyecto se encuentra en la fase final de su implementación, con la construcción de infraestructura para obtener agua potable e infraestructura de mejora de sistemas de saneamiento. Entre los sistemas instalados se encuentran sistemas para la captación de agua de lluvia (incluye canalización de agua pluvial de techos existentes, filtros de agua pluvial y almacenamiento en cisternas de geo-membrana), estaciones de agua que incluyen bebederos con filtros potabilizadores, lavamanos, lavaderos y manejo de aguas grises por medio de bio-filtros y filtros jardinera.

Capacity needs assessment tool

To identify and support partners’ capacity needs, the GTF developed this capacity needs assessment tool.

One third of the rural population in Latin America lacks basic sanitation

According to the World Bank, 33% of the rural population in Latin America and the Caribbean doesn’t have basic sanitation services. The reports, covering 19 countries in the region, will be presented on the 3rd Latin American Sanitation Conference LatinoSan 2013.

Un tercio de la población rural en Latinoamérica carece de servicios básicos de saneamiento

Según datos del Banco Mundial, un 33% de la población rural en América Latina y el Caribe no cuenta con servicios básicos de saneamiento. Los informes, que cubren a 19 países de la región, serán presentados en la Tercera Conferencia Latinoamericana de Saneamiento (Latinosan 2013).

Response to the UN post MDG water paper

Together with End Water Poverty and WASH United, FAN Global has responded to the UN water consultation report, suggesting room for improvement around governance and accountability, gender, targeting of aid and sector budgets, inequalities and rights.

UN post-2015 water thematic consultation report

Water Thematic Consultation Report summarises the comments and poll outcomes from the UN thematic consultations on water.

The human right to water has a value

Please note this blog was updated on 25 April 2013 to reflect the fact the clip which is discussed was produced in 2005 and Peter Brabeck has since updated his position - that water is a human right, but not a free good

In an interview produced for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck claimed that considering water a human right is an extreme solution. The video, which has recently been circulating in social media, is in fact from 2005 and Brabeck has since updated his position. However, it highlights the most common misconception about the human rights to water and sanitation which is still prevalent today - that it entails an obligation to provide a free supply of water to meet people's basic needs.

Open letter to the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post- 2015 development agenda

Open letter from FAN Global urging urge the High Level Panel to ensure a water secure world for all by recommending that water is a distinct goal in the post-2015 development framework.

Water in the post-2015 development agenda

This Beyond 2015 campaign paper was coordinated by WASH United, Freshwater Action Network (FAN) Global and End Water Poverty. It is the outcome of a global thematic consultation on water and the post-2015 development framework focuses on setting out the importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Water Resources Management; and Wastewater and Water Quality for the overall post-2015 development agenda.
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