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Screenshot of SWA's 10 year celebrating Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Trello board

10-year Anniversary of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Communication Toolkit

Year of publication:
2020
This collection of communications materials celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the human rights to water and sanitation serves as a way for organizations and individuals to share key messages on the principles of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. The materials are designed to be used online: website, social media, emailing or on any digital platform.
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Crosscutting Areas
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Menstrual Hygiene Day Infographics

Year of publication:
2020
This collection of campaign infographics - available for anyone to download - aims to raise awareness on menstrual hygiene management (MHM). For the 28 May Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020, an infographic on the implications of COVID-19 on MHH has been created, including what action is needed during and after the pandemic.
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Sector Policy/Strategy
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Resource Value Mapping (REVAMP)

Year of publication:
2020
Resource Value Mapping (REVAMP) is a tool for quickly estimating, visualizing and valuing the resources that could be recovered from a city’s organic waste streams: sewage sludge, faecal sludge, and food and other organic solid waste.
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Crosscutting Areas
SWA's COVID-19 & WASH Trello board

COVID-19 and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Communication Toolkit

Year of publication:
2020
This collection of communications materials serves as way for organizations and individuals to share key policy messages on COVID-19 and WASH through professionally developed graphics and other materials at no cost. The materials are designed to be used online: website, social media, emailing or on any digital platform.
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Crosscutting Areas
Screenshot of the Call to Action Comms Toolkit Trello board

World Leaders Call to Action Communications Toolkit

Year of publication:
2020
This collection of publicly available communications materials aims to help promote the dissemination of key policy messages on the World Leaders Call to Action on WASH & COVID-19. The materials are designed to be used online: website, social media, emailing or on any digital platform.
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Crosscutting Areas
Screenshot of the first page of the Call-to-Action follow-up tool

World Leaders Call for Action on COVID-19 - Follow-up Actions

Year of publication:
2020
This brochure compiles follow-up actions to the Leaders’ Call to Action which can be used by governments, civil society, external support agencies, private sector, research and learning, and individuals.
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Crosscutting Areas
Covershot of UKWIR's PDF on alleviating water poverty.

Defining Water Poverty and Evaluating Existing Information and Approaches to Reduce Water Poverty

Year of publication:
2020
This study provides practical insights and recommendations to water companies as well as for consumer bodies, regulators, policymakers, and the water industry more widely, aiming to enable the industry to take positive steps to address the challenge of water poverty. Chapter 6 in particular, "Approach Toolkit for Alleviating Poverty" while focusing on the UK water sector, could be useful in any part of the world.
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Making Rights Real website screenshot

Making Rights Real (MRR)

Year of publication:
2019
Making Rights Real (MRR) is an approach that enables civil society organisations to engage local government officials on systemic challenges to the realisation of water and sanitation services for all, using human rights.
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Crosscutting Areas
Understanding and addressing equality, non-discrimination and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene work

Understanding and addressing equality, non-discrimination and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene work

Year of publication:
2018
This toolkit gives practical guidance and support on reducing inequalities in WASH programme and advocacy work. It is primarily geared toward WaterAid staff and partners, but many of the principles and activities are equally relevant to other those working in other sectors of development.

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Sector Policy/Strategy
Screenshot of the WASHFIT publication

Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT)

Year of publication:
2018
The Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT) is a facility-led risk-based approach which focuses on implementing incremental improvements over time to improve quality of care. When a climate-lens is applied to WASH FIT, risk assessments can identify triggers and provide warning signs to facility management teams to help them to develop mitigation measures for future climate-related events. The target audience are WASH and Health specialists and managers interested in planning for new, or upgrade existing WASH services in health care facilities.
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Accelerating WASH Acceleration Tools

Accelerating WASH: Acceleration Tools

Year of publication:
2017
Acceleration-thinking is a method by Water Alliance International that aims toward the achievement of universal access to WASH by 2030. This set of tools for WASH sector development are aimed at sustaining WASH after the Alliance's programmes stop, and accelerating to be able to meet the needs of a growing population.
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Institutional Arrangements
The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: An annotated selection of international and regional law and mechanisms

The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: An annotated selection of international and regional law and mechanisms

Year of publication:
2017
The handbook compiles and annotates extracts from international law and mechanisms, thereby demonstrating how the various frameworks contribute to the realisation of those rights. It targets civil society, parliamentarians, government officials and other actors to help a better understanding of the broader context of the rights to water and sanitation with the aim of strengthening their work in these areas at national level.

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Capacity Development
KoroSan: On-site Household Sanitation Guidelines for Fiji

KoroSan: On-site Household Sanitation Guidelines for Fiji

Year of publication:
2017
Technical guidelines for sustainable on-site sanitation in villages, settlements, small towns and periurban areas. Developed and tested in Fijian villages, but applicable to other non-atoll tropical islands.

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Sector Policy/Strategy
Covershot of the Risk Assessments and WASH Tool

Risk Assessments for WASH

Year of publication:
2017
This tool and its proposed methodology set out an approach for conducting risk assessments for the WASH sector covering a wide range of hazard groups affecting the sector, as well as climate related risks in more detail. The tool is a resource for the WASH sector as a whole. While it focuses primarily on rural WASH services encompassing small-scale and community systems, the approach can be applied to both rural and urban settings.
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Screenshot of WASH Alliance International's Leave No One Behind website

Leave No One Behind

Year of publication:
2016
In order to ensure “Leaving no one behind”, the WASH Alliance International (WAI) has developed two tools to help improve inclusiveness in its programme and partner organisations:
1) Leaving No One Behind Through adopting an Inclusion Lens (guidance document)
2) Organisation Inclusion Assessment Tool (spreadsheet)
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Global Advocacy for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene A Resource Guide

Global Advocacy for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: A Resource Guide

Year of publication:
2015
This guide aims to serve as a tool for professionals, implementers, and advocates looking to pursue and promote WASH advocacy efforts. It provides a list of annotated resources that cover WASH and global advocacy, along with relevant organizations in the WASH advocacy field.

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Sector Policy/Strategy
Screenshot of WB Climate Risk screening tools

Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tool – Water and Sanitation

Year of publication:
2015
The screening tool facilitates an in-depth assessment of current and future climate and disaster risks in different sectors such as agriculture, energy, health, transportation and water-sanitation. The screening assessment produces a detailed project risk report.
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Capacity Development
Violence, Gender & WASH: A Practitioner’s Toolkit

Violence, Gender & WASH: A Practitioner's Toolkit

Year of publication:
2014
By recognising both the risks of violence associated with WASH and the potential benefits of WASH, this toolkit aims to shine a light on this problem and encourage practitioners to recognise their capacity to make WASH safer and more effective.

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Institutional Arrangements
Realising the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: A Handbook

Realising the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: A Handbook

Year of publication:
2014
This Handbook gives guidance on the implementation of the human rights to water and sanitation as defined by the international human rights legal framework. The main target audiences include governments at all levels, donors and national regulatory bodies, however, it provides information that will also be useful to civil society, service providers and human rights organisations.

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Inclusive WASH Equity and Inclusion Toolkit

Inclusive WASH: Equity and Inclusion Toolkit

Year of publication:
2013
This Toolkit compiles several tools into a 2-part manual that can be used to help make Aid Organizations’ WASH programmes more inclusive. The tools are a combination of newly developed, existing and revised methods; largely based on experiences in the countries where WaterAid works.

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