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3 Questions with Scott Short on Tackling WASH Challenges in Rural Communities

Scott Short
March 14, 2019
4 Minute Read
Water and natural resource specialist Scott Short shares insight on tackling WASH challenges in rural communities.
touring a water treatment plant

It’s Arab Water Week: How Can We Make the Region’s Water and Wastewater Systems More Resilient?

Eleanor Dickinson | Basil Mahayni
March 5, 2019
4 Minute Read
Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa are real. To combat them, Eleanor Dickson and Basil Mahayni share four actions to help support systems thinking — and boost resilience —during the project life cycle.

Laying a Blueprint for Municipal Public-Private Energy Partnerships

Melusile Ndlovu | Suzi Kondic
February 7, 2019
3 Minute Read
South Africa has committed to clean energy goals, but its municipalities must follow a detailed regulatory process for advancing public-private partnerships (PPPs). Melusile Ndlovu and Suzi Kondic share how one project is navigating this process, unlocking the power of PPPs for renewable energy.

Learning from the Past: 3 Lessons for Future Water Partnerships

Michael Ashford | Suzi Kondic
August 30, 2018
4 Minute Read
By partnering with the private sector, the global development community can multiply development impact and enhance water service delivery. What lessons can we glean from past public-private partnerships? And how can we apply those lessons to future endeavors to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all?

Less is More: How Cape Town Became a Model for Water Governance

Joshua Palfreman
August 28, 2018
4 Minute Read
In 2017, Cape Town, South Africa was facing "Day Zero," when the city's water resources would drop to dangerous levels. With progressive behavior and governance, Cape Town's government took decisive action to keep the city from going dry.

From Trickle to Flood: How Water Extremes Can Impact Health

Wan Lee
July 10, 2018
3 Minute Read
Fluctuations in water availability caused by climate change can have huge public health ramifications. In this blog post, Wan Lee argues that sometimes the solutions to these burdens can be found outside the health sector.

Filling a Critical Gap in Afghanistan

Robert Lord-Biggers
June 26, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can we improve access to water and sanitation services in the urban areas of Afghanistan? Robert Lord-Biggers outlines key factors that utilities, governments, and donors should consider in order to develop private sector partnerships with right way.

Four Ways to Build Urban Resilience to Water Stress

Kristin Dreiling | Basil Mahayni
June 19, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can cities become more nimble in their response to challenges around water services and infrastructure? In this blog post, Kristin Dreiling and Basil Mahayni provide some recommendations around proactive planning, investment, and community engagement.
A farmer tends to his fields in El Salvador

News: Charting a New Course at #DevexWorld


June 4, 2018
1 Minute Read
On June 12, Chemonics experts join other leaders and visionaries from around the world at Devex World to grapple with the changing development landscape and discuss ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).