Driving Development, Action and Change for Better Health
The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) has a simple mission to continuously work to improve on the human condition by fostering the basic human right of safe access to clean water and sanitation. While our mission is simple, our methods are strategic and diverse. IWSH strives to align our own efforts with those of government, industry and the communities where we work to ensure that the water systems are safe and sustainable.
Community Plumbing Challenge 2016 improves thousands of lives in Diepsloot in collaboration with WASSUP
After helping bring improved sanitation facilities and a reliable water source to an elementary school in Nashik, India, last year, the Community Plumbing Challenge headed to Johannesburg, South Africa, where the participants repaired and installed communal toilet facilities for the township of Diepsloot. [Read More]
New Toilets, Handwashing, and Waste Disposal Facilities for Nepal School
IWSH in January completed a three-month project at Shree Thangpal Dhap Secondary School in Sindhupalchok, Nepal, where a new toilet, handwashing, and waste disposal facility was constructed on behalf of the school’s 300-plus students. Utilizing an earthquake-reinforced 2016 Sanitation Design Studio plan from architectural design students from the University of Newcastle, Australia, locally available building materials, and an international plumbing team, IWSH constructed two septic tanks, brick walls, and a plumbing/drainage system to service eight boys and girls toilet stalls, handwashing/toothbrushing stations, and steel and polycarbonate roofing. [Read More
Investing in a healthy environment can save millions of lives
On World Health Day, we could reflect upon thousands of sayings related to health. Perhaps, however, the one that best defines how central well-being is to human happiness and prosperity was coined over 2,000 years ago by the Roman poet Virgil, when he said, "The greatest wealth is health." [Read More
Essay Scholarship Contest: IWSH builds interest in the next generation of professionals by creating opportunities for students and educators to engage on water, sanitation and hygiene topics by hosting essay contests on these topics. Click for more information on this year's topic: "How would you promote the IWSH projects and what slogan would you use do to so?" and how to submit an essay.
We extend the work of organizations by helping take the next step in developing standardized systems that can be replicated globally, accompanied by training that builds communities.