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Moms and midwives around the world have much in common

From providing emotional and medical support during labour, to teaching new parents how to care for their newborns, our new photo series reveals how much midwives around the world have in common, no matter where they work. We photographed and interviewed new mothers and their midwives in the hours and days immediately after birth about [...]

June 19th, 2017|

Thank you to some of our younger supporters!

We are always humbled and inspired by the actions and generosity of our supports, especially our younger supporters. We've had a few young Canadians support us recently and we wanted to share their stories! Simon teaches his class about clean water We got a letter from a student in Toronto about his recent project featuring WaterAid: [...]

June 15th, 2017|

Hygiene promotion through immunization

In a ground-breaking new approach to hygiene promotion, WaterAid is working with the Government of Nepal to reach thousands of moms and babies at immunization clinics. In Nepal, a new mother will take her baby to an immunization clinic at least five times in the first nine months of the child's life – making these clinics an excellent [...]

April 25th, 2017|

Seven Ways Water Changes Everything

When we help a community dig a well or install a tapstand, it's not an exaggeration to say that it's the start of something life-changing. It begins with access to safe, clean water, but it goes on to affect every aspect of people's lives - in ways you might not expect. 1. Water is education [...]

April 10th, 2017|

Life through a water lens

What do a rice farmer, a businesswoman and a schoolboy have in common? They've all been inside a tiny droplet of water... Heartwarming scenes of Cambodian farmers, schoolchildren and workers have been captured by photographer Dusan Stojancevic, using an innovative technique. The 37-year-old Serbian shot the images through water droplets, giving them a beautiful, [...]

March 21st, 2017|

Wild Water: Climate change is impacting access to clean water for hundreds of millions

It’s official. In 2016, global temperatures reached a record high for the third year in a row, and reports of extreme weather events continued to come in from around the world. WaterAid’s State of the World’s Water Report 2017 examines the state of rural access to safe drinking water around the world and warns that more [...]

March 21st, 2017|

Clean water for schools in Ethiopia: Year Four final project report

In 2012, WaterAid Canada launched a five-year Clean Water for Schools program in partnership with the Government of Canada.  Safe water, private toilets, and good hygiene practices create learning environments that make children healthier, encourage students to stay in school and provide the basis for an education that’s so important in eradicating poverty. Ethiopia is [...]

March 13th, 2017|

WaterAid’s new campaign is an empowering call for equality

#GirlStrong is a rallying cry to stand behind women and girls who live without clean water and toilets. Today, on International Women's Day, WaterAid is launching #GirlStrong, a campaign that takes aim at how women and girls are disproportionally prevented from leading healthy, educated and fulfilling lives due to the lack of clean water, safe [...]

March 7th, 2017|

Thank you Merit Travel Group: Together we’re unleashing a child’s potential

This past fall, Merit Travel Group called on their employees and clients to be mindful of the broader world around them by supporting WaterAid. And rise to the challenge they did, raising more than $30,000. Toyiba Ibrahim, 14, left and Fozia Indris, 13, are seventh-grade students at Korebtit Primary School. Korebtit, Kalu, South Wolo, [...]

February 21st, 2017|

Do we still need the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership?

In 2009, leaders in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH) came together to create the global Sanitation and Water for All Partnership. Eight years later, Clare Battle, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Governance, explains why the partnership remains relevant. Manual drilling – water transports the cuttings to the surface. Ambohimatsinjo village, Madagascar. [...]

February 6th, 2017|