Publications

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Interested in learning more about our project thematic fields – from transboundary water resources management to resilient sanitation systems or the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus? Find the latest publications here.

  • Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation - Accelerating the Convergence of Sanitation and Climate Action

    Impacts of climate change are most prominently felt on the water cycle. However, drought, flooding and other extreme weather events are also impacting sanitation systems. This report has been commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in collaboration with Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) to better understand how climate change impacts will affect urban sanitation systems, and what needs to be done to address this.

  • WASH in Schools in Focus

    The COVID-19 pandemic put front and centre for the needed attention on water supply, hand hygiene and sanitation. Using the Enabling Environment matrix like a camera lens to view national-level actions, the collective country examples from 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific supply rich learnings and underline the positive momentum showed by Ministries of Education to lead WinS

  • The Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies for the Wider Caribbean Region

    The focus of this Compendium is on the range of urban and periurban technologies that can be provided and managed as a utility service. This Compendium is the first to feature Container Based Sanitation, which has been successfully implemented and operated in the region and, compared to pit latrines, is the preferred option from an economic and health perspective.

  • A Journey of Urban Sanitation in India

    This publication (2022) focuses on India’s urban sanitation systems and the contribution to it by the Indo-German Development Cooperation over the last ten years.

  • A sanitation Journey

    Sanitation and hygiene are the foundation of healthy cities. They are a primary prerequisite for the health of our societies as well as economic development. However, achieving safe and sustainable urban sanitation for all has proven to be difficult, especially for the vulnerable and poor.

  • The Heroes behind sanitation

    The sanitation workforce provides an essential public service to all. This photo story captures the working process of a small group of pit emptiers and service providers from public utilities in Zambia, highlighting their lives, ordeals, opinions and dreams, the people they serve, and the unserved.

  • Compendium of Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies

    The Compendium of Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies is a comprehensive and systematic compilation of the most relevant sector-reviewed components, tools, methods and approaches to design and implement successful hygiene promotion (HP) and behavior change interventions. It is applicable to all critical hygiene behaviors across all response phases. It is not intended to be a ‘How To’ guide but to provide a single source of the available guidance and to summarize key concepts and good practice.

  • Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies – EN version

    This publication is a capacity building tool and reference book. In addition, it supports and enables decision making by providing the necessary framework for developing a sanitation system design. It gives concise information on key decision criteria for each technology, facilitating the combination of technologies to come up with full sanitation system solutions. Furthermore, this compendium prioritizes linking the sanitation technology selection with relevant cross-cutting issues, thereby promoting access to safe sanitation for all.

  • Knowledge Map WASHaLOT

    The WASHaLOT is an innovative group handwashing facility. It is durable, cost effective, water-saving and can be manufactured and installed using local manufacturers and installers. The WASHaLOT was developed by the GIZ Regional Fit for School Programme together with the GIZ Sustainable Sanitation Sector Programme in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

  • Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies - EN version

    This Compendium aims at pulling the main information on sanitation technologies together into one volume. Moreover, the Compendium promotes a systems approach: sanitation devices and technologies should always be considered as parts of an entire system.

  • Menstrual Hygiene Management

    This new compilation of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) resources attempts to provide an overview of and categorize the key resources on MHM to date. By bringing together the growing body of resources, including research, case studies and information material for girls and boys, this publication provides an overview of the most relevant publications on MHM.

  • Handwashing Facility + Annex

    The objective of this publication is to give an overview of common types of handwashing facilities with a number of key aspects that need to be considered during the planning stage. Focus is placed on handwashing facilities that are generally suitable for installation at public and commercial buildings and places in low- and middle-income and humanitarian contexts.

  • WASH in Schools Massive Open Online Course – Orientation Guide

    This guide will provide insights on preconditions and principles for developing a national WinS MOOC based on the Philippines’ WinS MOOC experience, practical examples on structure, content and course outline of a typical WinS MOOC, and recommendations for adapting these processes in your institution’s context.