Girish Menon
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Director, International Programmes and Deputy Chief Executive, WaterAid

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The Urban Sanitation Business

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 11:07 AM

2014-12-29-TZ37_021.jpgGulper operators in Temeke, Tanzania, 2011. Credit: WaterAid

With almost half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa living in towns and cities, urban sanitation poses a serious challenge. This is especially the case for unplanned or informal settlements where the majority of the...

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Why a Lack of Toilets Is Costing the Earth

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Toilets don't get a lot of airtime. So we at WaterAid are really pleased to see BBC Radio 4's Costing the Earth devoting time to toilets - more specifically, the cost of allowing 2.5 billion people around the globe to continue to live without access to them -...

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What Has Aid Ever Done for Growth?

(1) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 8:21 AM

With the deadline for the achievement of the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring at the end of in 2015, world leaders are discussing what the next set of goals should be. A lot of attention has been given to the possible new goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030....

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Sustaining the Progress: Managing Lasting Water Facilities in Ethiopia

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 1:38 PM

Historically, the rural water sector has been replete with cases of failed water systems because mechanisms to ensure their sustainability have not always been prioritised.

However, sustainability is achievable, as demonstrated during a recent trip to WaterAid programmes in drought-prone Konso, Ethiopia, where there are some exciting and...

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A Living Legacy: What London's History Is Teaching Us About Tackling Cholera In Mozambique

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 1:41 PM

Cholera is a word that fills the world's poorest people with dread, but if asked, the average person in the west would probably know little apart from what is gleaned from foreign correspondents reporting from hellish refugee camps.

WaterAid/ Eva-Lotta JanssonSo the basics are...

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