The World Bank has approved a grant of US$3 million to the Gaza Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU) to fund cost overruns in the implementation of a US$ 31 million project to improve access and delivery of water and sanitation services to people in the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Emergency Water Project (GEWP), which was […]
US$ 100,000 grants are available for innovative non-networked sanitation technologies for the urban poor. “Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies” is one of topics in Round 7 of Grand Challenges Explorations, a US$ 100 million grant initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Proposals are being accepted through May 19, 2011 at 11:30 […]
Giving by U.S. foundations to international water projects and programmes has increased from US$ 6.1 million in 1988 to US$ 72.1 million in 2008 (of which US$ 44 million came from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). In 2008, India was the country that received the largest amount: US$ 11.4 million. This data can be […]
Canadian teen idol singer and actor Justin Bieber is celebrating his 17th birthday today (March 1st) by asking his fans to donate US$ 17 and help him raise US$ 17,000 for charity:water. With nearly 17.8 million followers on Twitter that should not be too difficult even though the majority of his fans are unlikely to […]
An Indian NGO that provides housing and toilets for women’s groups was a finalist in the 2010 World Habitat Awards. Established in 1979, the Integrated Village Development Project (IVDP) mobilises poor women to form self-help saving groups (SHG). Some 6,700 groups have been established do far, each of which is made up of 12 to […]
Spending on water and sanitation (watsan) in humanitarian aid has increased from US$ 15 million in 2000 to US$ 454 million in 2009. There has been a shift in the major donors for humanitarian watsan over the last decade as well.
Denver-based charity Water For People has received a US$ 5.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support their Sanitation as a Business program. The four-year grant allows Water For People to test and scale-up sustainable sanitation services in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The program will combine profit incentives for small […]