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Keep Calm and EF On

By Mark Duey
Deadly global pandemic. Worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Over 25 million jobs lost in the US in five weeks! All thanks to a highly contagious, smaller-than-bacteria, nucleic acid wrapped in a coat of proteins whose bubble gets burst with soap. Seriously, people? Not even in Hollywood.

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Journey to System Strengthening

An interview with Kim Lemme, Water For People’s Director of Learning & Influence, on the organization’s journey to systems strengthening. Original interview available through the Agenda for Change blog.

Small Town Sanitation in San Bartolomé, Guatemala

By Steven Sugden
San Bartolomé is an isolated, small town municipality deep in the Quiché department in rural Guatemala. It highlights some of the real issues many small towns are facing over the management of water and sanitation services in Guatemala, Latin America, and beyond.

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The COVID-19 Six Silver Linings

By Eleanor Allen
Our world as we know it has turned upside-down over the past two weeks due to COVID-19. If I am not obsessively reading the news, I am worrying about the potential impacts of the pandemic on my family, employees, and the people we serve at Water For People.

¡Hey Evo! ¿Quieres acabar con la crisis de saneamiento en Bolivia?… Así es como!

By Mark Duey
En Bolivia, donde el presidente Evo Morales se postulará para un cuarto mandato sin precedentes en octubre, hay aproximadamente 400,000 familias sin baño.

Hey Evo! Want to End Bolivia’s Sanitation Crisis? Here’s How!

By Mark Duey
In Bolivia, where President Evo Morales will run for an unprecedented fourth term in October, there are roughly 400,000 families without a toilet.

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Cobertura Total Para Siempre en América Latina: Cambio Sistémico en Perú

By Mark Duey
A nivel de América Latina, el modelo para gestión de los servicios de agua potable en zonas rurales es gestión comunitaria. Personalmente conozco a muchos miembros de comités comunales de agua en la región que trabajan muy bien, y siempre de forma voluntaria.

Please, not another new treatment technology! How about better systems for water testing?

By Kelly Latham
Despite the temptation to focus on better water treatment technologies, Water For People’s experience has highlighted the need strengthen water quality testing systems instead.

¡Por favor, no otra nueva tecnología de tratamiento! ¿Qué tal mejores sistemas para pruebas de agua?

By Kelly Latham
A pesar de la tentación de centrarse en mejores tecnologías de tratamiento de agua, la experiencia de Water For People trabajando ha puesto de manifiesto la necesidad de fortalecer los sistemas de pruebas de calidad del agua.

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