Health, Sanitation and Gender

Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental Management Project in India

Lack of safe, household water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services impacts both health and equity developmental outcomes. To achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is necessary to redress faults and gaps in current WASH policies, infrastructure design, and management. Despite calls for change, the WASH sector continues to be technologically driven and engineering oriented, which often results in interventions that overlook the human dimension that significantly factors into every successful WASH service.

This program critically considers how we — as humans — can enhance current planning, design and processes to support the delivery of WASH services that improve health, well-being and gender equality. Through collaborations with implementers, universities and civil society, this program will co-produce people-centred policy outputs such as open-access courses and participatory planning toolkits to build global capacity, as well as contribute data to inform advocacy campaigns for policymaking and decision-making that work towards more equitable outcomes in a changing climate — especially for women and girls.



Quantification of water-gender interlinkages for greater inclusivity

This project will provide a numerical assessment of the status of women’s representation in the water sector in individual countries/regions globally

06 Apr 2022


Developing tools to reduce the risks of WASH-related diseases and water pollution

This project aims to develop tools to reduce the negative impacts of WASH-related diseases and water pollution, especially among vulnerable groups.

05 Aug 2020