Additional information and a news section can now be found at the official webpage of the German WASH Network:
Finally: the WASH network is publishing a position paper together with VENRO on the topic WASH.
As a member of the WASH network and the NGO alliance VENRO, the GTO helped to put together this paper. On just seven pages we go to show why water, sanitary supply and hygiene are a human right and what we and politicians can contribute to supplying everyone with water and sanitary facilities and to help internalize and implement principles of hygiene.
On 22.03.2012 the WASH network together with Viva con Agua called for a water march in Berlin. More than 100 people took part and protested against water poverty and the sanitary emergency.
The website of the German WASH-network washnet.de is officially online! The website provides information about the members and their work within the network e.g. their contribution to the Bonn2011 Nexus-Conference. The WASH network hosted one of the 14 hot-topics sessions within the conference framework and placed successfully the importance of WASH for global food and energy security in the spotlight.
We thank all members and partners for their support prior, during and after the conference.
On Thursday, September 29th, the German WASH-Network held its third meeting in the GIZ-representative office in Berlin. This exciting and busy day produced rich results: First and foremost the network could welcome three new members - UNICEF, WASH-United and Action Medeor. Besides dealing with some questions concerning its future organisational structure the network planned activities to be undertaken jointly in 2012. Additional and valuable input was given by Fleur Anderson (End Water Poverty UK) and Robert Gensch (SUSAN Center, Philippines). Fleur Anderson presented information about international lobby campaigns for the strengthening of the WASH sector, while Robert Gensch presented the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) and pointed out some possible links for the networkâ€™s future activities.
Fifteen German aid organizations involved in relief and development work have officially formed a new network for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). By joining forces, they want to effectively contribute to solving one of the biggest problems of the 21st Century. There are still 900 million people without access to clean water and 2,6 billion people without improved sanitation facilities worldwide.
The first working group of the network has already begun its work. The network is going to make a contribution at the "Bonn2011 conference" on water, energy and food security.
Founding members of the network are:
ADRA, Arche Nova, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, AT-Verband, BORDA, German Toilet Organization, Ingenieure ohne Grenzen, Johanniter Auslandshilfe, Malteser International, Noah Foundation, Solidaritätsdienst International, Viva con Agua, WECF, Welthungerhilfe und World Vision Deutschland.