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Best of the Blog 2023

January 2, 2024
2 Minute Read
In 2023, Chemonics’ blog readers showed interest in deepening inclusivity in development and strengthening the vital systems all communities need, including health, water security, and education.
Iraqi youth work to remove waste around a reeds-made animal shelter in the Iraqi marshlands.

Leveraging Climate Action to Address Sources of Instability in Iraq

Wud Salam | Saeed Uri
December 12, 2023
5 Minute Read
Iraq is witnessing climate-driven displacement and conflict due to competition over resources in more water-scarce parts of the country.
The back of a woman who is putting up a poster on water use against a brick wall.

Redefining Safe Water: A Holistic Approach to WASH

Carrie Schwartz
August 28, 2023
5 Minute Read
Expanding the definition of “safe” water, sanitation, and hygiene will ensure a more holistic approach that prioritizes secure and safe services for all.
Barbara Rossmiller stands in front of a water installation

3 Questions with Barbara Rossmiller on Responsive Development in the Water Sector

Barbara Rossmiller
April 5, 2023
3 Minute Read
Our senior advisor for water and sustainable cities programs reflects on the importance of sustainability, inclusion, and a cross-sectoral approach in implementing effective water and sanitation programs.
Image of a man standing next to a large blue pump with tubes and valves attached.

3 Questions with Bakhtiyor Inamov on Leadership in the Water Sector

Bakhtiyor Inamov
March 27, 2023
4 Minute Read
Chemonics’ chief of party on the USAID Tajikistan Rural Water Supply Activity discusses the importance of a locally led approach in meaningfully addressing challenges to safe water access.
Two women in protective wear work in a lab

It’s Complicated: Lessons for GBV Prevention in WASH Programs

Olivia Tisa | SaraJane Renfroe | Lorraine R Kudayah-D’Almeida
December 9, 2022
4 Minute Read
The development community cannot meet its commitments for improving access to safe water and sanitation without integrating safeguarding measures to prevent and respond to GBV.
An image of several pairs of hands washing under a waterspout.

Next-Generation Urban WASH Requires Transparent, Innovative Governance

Barbara Rossmiller | Stephen Dunn | Sharon Van Pelt
August 4, 2021
5 Minute Read
Effective governance underpins equitable and efficient service delivery. Explore how developing new and improved methods of governance is critical to addressing the growing challenge of urbanization.
A woman and her child fill barrels with water in South Africa.

More than Pipes and Pumps: Good Governance Drives Improved WASH

Stephen Dunn | Barbara Rossmiller
July 1, 2021
4 Minute Read
In a rapidly urbanizing world, how can cities improve governance to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of their growing populations, particularly the most vulnerable?