“The [WAC is an]..experience that will follow me for the rest of my life.” - WAC Student, 2010
- Hygiene Survey (pdf)
- Water and Sanitation for all (UNICEF) MS version | HS version
- Waterborne Illnesses– Peace Corps
- Learn about the Water Crisis
- Crisis in Sudan– PBS NewsHour
- Sanitation: Compare water sanitation policies across countries
- Waterborne diseases – cholera, diarrhea, etc.
- Water & agriculture, food production and nutrition
- Millennium Development Goals – health and sanitation
- Water sanitation policies
Organizations & Online Resources
- Amman Imman Water is Life
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Parasitic Diseases. Parasitic Pathways: Drinking Water
- Charity: Water
- Children’s Safe Drinking Water Project
- Decade of Action: Water for Life
- Diarrhea Page, Rehydration Project
- End Water Poverty
- H2O for Life
- Inter-American Water Resources Network
- International Development Research Centre
- International Institute for Sustainable Development
- International Office of Water
- International Year of Sanitation
- Mercy Corps
- One Campaign
- Pan-American Health Organization, Basic Country Health Profiles for the Americas
- Sanitation Connection
- Scholastic – Children’s Safe Drinking Water
- Schools Water Portal
- SODIS, Solar Water Disinfection
- The Tap Project
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Partners in Drinking Water Protection
- UNICEF Voices of Youth
- UNICEF Water Environment & Sanitation
- United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Water Portal
- Water Conserve - Water Conservation Portal
- Water Health’s Sanitation Solutions
- Water Partners International
- Water Webster
- World Health Organization – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- World Water Assessment Programme
- World Water Day
- WASH Blogs List
Articles & Current Events
Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering – New York Times
Impacts of water pollution in the US on public health.
Talking Dirty: The Politics of Clean Water and Sanitation– New England Journal of Medicine
The lack of access to clean water and basic sanitation represents a silent crisis affecting more than a third of the world's population. A look at the politics at work in efforts to address this crisis.
Thirsty Giant– New York Times
In Teeming India, Water Crisis Means Dry Pipes and Foul Sludge. A crisis decades in the making has reduced middle-class people in New Delhi to foraging for water.
Dengue Epidemic Hits South American Urban Centers– Circle of Blue Water News
With the rainy season still to come, South America is already facing one of the largest dengue fever epidemics on record.
Water Shortages Trigger Domestic Violence in Uganda– Circle of Blue Water News
In many Ugandan families, water users are equal, but some are more equal than others.
Armed guards doubled to protect wildlife reserves from farmers desperate for food and water as climate change accelerates
Australian Aid Flows to Zimbabwe for Water, Sanitation and Health – Circle of Blue Water News
Beleaguered Zimbabweans can look forward to at least $10 million from Australia - a country with a water crisis of its own.
The Water System in Haiti
Sanitation and Hygiene Video from UN TV on sanitation and toilets – effects that no toilets and poor sewage systems can have on health (2:26 minutes)
Al Jazeera news item on cholera outbreak in Afghanistan. As if living in a country at war was not bad enough, the people of Afghanistan are battling a new outbreak of cholera. At least 20 people have been killed so far - most of them women and children. Health workers blame poor sanitation and a lack of clean water.
What happens when you flush the toilet? For most of us, what's out of sight is out of mind. But large numbers of sewage spills into San Francisco Bay are forcing cities, water agencies and the public to take a closer look at wastewater and its impacts on the health of the bay. QUEST investigates the causes of the spills and what's being done to prevent them.
Jay takes a journey of a lifetime, discovering how lack of clean water leads to horrific conditions -- and finding hope along the way. (about 13 minutes)
In rural villages across South Africa, some 5 million people don't have access to clean drinking water.
Two videos about recycled clothing from the UK gets sent to Africa and can end up in garbage dumps, negatively affecting the area’s soil and water quality and people’s health
Women collecting water in Egypt around the Nile delta. Many people die each year due to water borne illness. Also, people are facing drought in the region. There is shortage of water and people have to fight for water. The government of Egypt has been reluctant to solve the water problem.