Good hygiene, Good health: WaterAid launches program in Ghana

October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Its cocoa flavours the world’s chocolate, its minerals create the smart technology we use every day, and its coloured fabrics turn heads everywhere. Ghana is one of Africa’s most vibrant nations, and also one of [...]

Merit Travel Group helping to deliver life in Tanzania

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Nyaragusu is a small town in Tanzania. The local health clinic serves about 54,000 people in the district with maternal and general health services. There is no water on site or anywhere in walking distance. [...]

War on cholera can’t be won without water and sanitation

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

‘The War to end Cholera’, a new report published today by WaterAid, reveals that the countries with the highest cholera burden are the same nations with the greatest number of people living without clean water [...]

Back to school around the world

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

As children pack their bags and head back to school, WaterAid is sharing a snapshot of experiences from classrooms across the world. From Uganda to Canada, the UK to Zambia, these photos and stories reveal [...]

Recipe for success: How to end malnutrition

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Around the world, 155 million children under the age of five are stunted – leaving them with often irreversible cognitive, emotional and physical damage, as a result of undernutrition in their first 1,000 days, from [...]

New statistics reveal scale of challenge ahead to bring water and toilets to all by 2030

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Figures released by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (JMP)  reveal the scale of the challenge ahead to bring universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. WaterAid's analysis has found [...]

Moms and midwives around the world have much in common

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

WaterAid Canada applauds new Feminist International Assistance Policy

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The Government of Canada today released its Feminist International Assistance Policy which targets women’s rights and gender equality and acknowledges that empowering women and girls makes families and countries more prosperous. The evidence clearly shows [...]

Clean water: The missing ingredient

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

This year, WaterAid will be participate in the International Congress of Midwives (ICM) and will host a pleanary panel session: "Clean Water: The missing ingredient. Local, national and global perspectives on making water, sanitation and hygiene [...]

Prudish about periods: New survey reveals Canada’s awkwardness around periods

May 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Over two-thirds of women feel uncomfortable openly carrying their sanitary products to the washroom in public, and around half wouldn’t feel confident telling their dad about period pain, according to new research released by WaterAid [...]

Hygiene promotion through immunization

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Two years after the quake: How one village’s inspiring story comes to life

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Two years after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, a community in the village of Kharelthok has completed their work to rebuild the water facilities that were destroyed in the disaster. The earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people, [...]

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

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

WaterAid’s new campaign is an empowering call for equality

March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

#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 [...]

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

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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. [...]

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

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Gender Equality Starts with Taps and Toilets

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Last year, WaterAid Canada's CEO Nicole Hurtubise visited Belavabary, a small village in Madagascar. She wrote a blog post sharing her experiences and reminding us that we are all made of the same stuff, and [...]

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WaterAid invites you to a conversation with Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene are essential to achieving the SDGs: What is the role of governments and donors in ensuring they are available to all? Hosted by Global Affairs Canada A keynote address by Ms. [...]

Just Water

December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

We want you to be part of our mission to reach everyone everywhere with lifesaving water and toilets. Seeing people living without safe water – their strength, perseverance and hope — has an immediate and [...]

Canada-Africa Initiative to Address Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality (CAIA-MNCM) Project in Tanzania

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

WaterAid Tanzania, together with Amref Health Africa Tanzania, has launched a four-year project (March 2016-March 2020)  titled Canada-Africa Initiative to Address Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality (CAIA-MNCM), in Geita and Nyang’hwale districts of Geita region [...]

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Progress in Chandaka, Malawi

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

It’s been a life-changing year in Chandaka, Malawi. A water pump was installed giving 34 households access to clean water overnight. Since then the village has gone from strength to strength. Little over a year [...]

Taps and toilets: Empowering women and girls in Madagascar

November 24th, 2016|0 Comments

This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, are in Antananarivo, Madagascar, for the 2016 Francophonie Summit.  WaterAid Canada's CEO, Nicole Hurtubise writes about the water and sanitation [...]

‘We built this city on toilet roll’

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

From London to Sydney, Toronto to Timbuktu; cities from across the globe have been reimagined – using humble toilet rolls - in a special art work for WaterAid to mark World Toilet Day on Saturday [...]

WaterAid reveals the world’s hardest place to find an urban toilet

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

WaterAid’s second-annual analysis of the world’s toilets, ‘Overflowing Cities,’ examines the state of city sanitation around the world, an issue becoming more pressing as two-thirds of the global population are expected to live in towns [...]