April 2016

World Water Summit 8 
WASRAG Summits are packed with interesting speakers and learning experiences and an opportunity to share knowledge on your WASH projects with like-minded Rotarians. This year's theme of Sustainability is relevant for us all.

Join us on May 27, 2016 in Seoul for WWS8. (To get more details visit )

Visit WASRAG in Seoul 
If you are attending the Rotary International Conference in Seolu, Korea, come and visit us at booth 3037. Say hello and tell us about your water, sanitation and hygiene projects. We will be delighted to see you!

Start With a Plan 
Sustainability is key and should be the core of all Rotary projects. The WASRAG Technical Committee has completed some excellent guidelines on how to develop an overall plan, project outline and evaluation.  Visit WASRAG Technical Guides to see this and other useful guidelines for water, sanitation and hygiene.

Lessons from the Field 
Former WASRAG Board Member, Carolyn Crowley Meub,  shares some valuable experience on implementing and sustaining water, sanitation and hygiene projects. 

Transform International 
The success of WASH projects requires people in a community to take ownership, have the resources to support it, and have the training and experience to keep it operating. 

Seasoned WASRAG WASH volunteers are taking this to hear.  Read more:   Transform International, 

A Way Forward for Papua New Guinea 
Transform International's concept (mentioned above) of a Community Transformation Center (CTC) has already been established in Papua New Guinea. Learn how combining WASH and Smart Village projects are transforming this community by (Read More . . . )

WASH Resources

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in the News
Read news media articles about the work Rotary is doing around the world in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. 

Calendar of Events
May 4-14, 2016 - 2nd Annual Smart Cities -
Pragati Maiden, New Delhi 
Sessions and exhibits on smart solutions for water, waste and sanitation management.
May 16-20, 2016 - Brisbane, Australia 
Wash Futures 

May 27, 2016 - Seoul, Korea
Held in conjunction with the Rotary International Conference

June 20-23, 2016 - Kampala, Uganda
Bringing together the 21st SuSanA Meeting adn 2016 WASH Sustainability Forum

July 11-15, 2016 - Kumasi, Ghana
39th WEDC International Conference: Ensuring Availability & Sustainable Management of Water & Sanitation for All      

August 9 -13, 2016 - Brisbane, Australia
World Water Congress and Exhibition 

Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2016 - Abidjan, Core D'Ivoire
7th Rural Water Supply Network

New Projects
We love hearing about your projects and are delighted to relay these great opportunities for Rotarians to get involved in WASH projects! 
When posting your projects on the website, please remember to include the name of your Rotary club and District number. 
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*The Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) is pleased to consider partnerships with any corporate supporter. Due to the unique attributes of water sources and water provision, acceptance of corporate support does not imply an endorsement of any particular water technology. Rotarians, Rotary clubs, and Rotary partners must evaluate any technology to determine if it is the best solution for the conditions where the program will be implemented. Wasrag can provide guidance about where different technologies work best, but Rotarians and Rotary clubs must make the final decision about how to implement their programs.

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