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Call for solidarity: support communities affected by extreme weather in Mexico

A call from FAN Mexico to support communities with safe water following the recent bouts of extreme weather in the country. 
 

Shamim Arfeen receives honourary mention at Stockholm World Water Week

Shamim Arfeen receives honourable mention at Stockholm World Water Week

FANSA member Shamim Arfeen, Executive Director of AOSED, received an honoury mention for his digital poster at Stockholm World Water Week.

FAN South America welcomes new Regional Coordinator

Leo Tambussi

In July, FAN South America welcomed Leonardo Tambussi of IIED-AL in Argentina as the network's new Regional Coordinator.

Interregional learning: Pakistani impressions of WASH in Nepal

Pakistani media visit to Nepal

A week-long visit by young Pakistani journalists to Nepal has generated a great deal of inspiration for driving improvements back in Pakistan through the mainstream media.

Media learning visit: rainwater harvesting in schools

Pakistani media visit to Nepal

In June 2013, FANSA supported a team of Pakistani journalists to visit a number of WASH interventions in Nepal as part of its Young Media Fellowship programme. The activity aimed to help drive a sanitation campaign in Pakistan which is calling on the government to be accountable about their roles in improving the sector, extend their support for a better WASH sector in Pakistan.

UN General Assembly designates 19 November as World Toilet Day

24 July 2013 – In a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly today designated 19 November as World Toilet Day, urging changes in both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation.

Community Water and Sanitation Fair "Nuestra Agua 2013"

Nuestra Agua 2013

In March 2013, FAN Latin American networks: FANAS, FANCA and FANMex, along with other organizations organised the Community Water and Sanitation Management Fair “Nuestra Agua 2013”. The fair, which aimed to increase the visibility of community water management groups and to provide a space to share and learn, took place in Granada, Nicaragua.

Video: how the world walked for water in 2013

On March 2013, World Water Day, many members joined thousands of others around the world to call for action on the world's water and sanitation crisis. Watch the video for a flavour of this global campaigning event.

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.

Announcing the WASH Advocacy Challenge

FANSA advocacy campaign

Even though the world has never been richer than it is in 2013, there remain 768 million people without access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion people without a safe place to go to the bathroom. In response to this, WASH Advocates, Freshwater Action Network and the Fundación Avina have launched the WASH Advocacy Challenge.