Why water is a challenge in Mapanas, Northern Samar and how it is addressed by the integrated WASH approach

Mapanas, Northern Samar is located in the borders of the Pacific. This municipality is considered as one of the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas in the Philippines because it is physically and socio-economically separated from the mainstream society. The communities, which have high incidence of poverty, are isolated due to distance, state and condition of continue reading : Why water is a challenge in Mapanas, Northern Samar and how it is addressed by the integrated WASH approach

Engaging Leaders and Communities of Capalonga, Camarines Norte through integrated WASH

Capalonga, Camarines Norte is one of the ten municipalities where the integrated safe water, sanitation and hygiene (iWASH) approach was pioneered in 2015 and it is one of the target municipalities within the ongoing GoAL WaSH programme. Capalonga is considered an underprivileged municipality in the Philippines. It has a very limited budget for the development continue reading : Engaging Leaders and Communities of Capalonga, Camarines Norte through integrated WASH

DILG readies waterless LGUs to implement and maintain water and sanitation projects

The Department of the Interior and Local Government is now building the capacities of its regional water and sanitation partners and stakeholders to ensure that local government units are able to implement their water and sanitation projects more effectively. “The Department needs to ensure that Regional Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Hubs are ready to train continue reading : DILG readies waterless LGUs to implement and maintain water and sanitation projects

Regional Water and Sanitation Hubs lead in capacitating the SALINTUBIG and BUB sites on the iWaSH approach

The Joint Programme on PROWATER has a number of implementing partners, from international organizations to national government agencies, and local government units, among others, that commit to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goal 6: “ensure water and sanitation for all” to select municipalities in the country. Among these implementing partners are the Regional Water and Sanitation continue reading : Regional Water and Sanitation Hubs lead in capacitating the SALINTUBIG and BUB sites on the iWaSH approach

Regional Hub focuses on the importance of integrating WaSH in school improvements and plans during the Brigada Eskwela

Members of the Regional Water and Sanitation Hubs are already being invited by other institutions to share about integrated safe water, sanitation and hygiene. On 17 May 2017, Roy Nelson G. Layosa of Coalition for Bicol Development and a member of RHub V discussed the importance of integrating WaSH in their school improvement plans and continue reading : Regional Hub focuses on the importance of integrating WaSH in school improvements and plans during the Brigada Eskwela

World Water Day 2017

This year’s theme, “Water and Wastewater”, focused on wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture that flow back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials. [<a href=”//storify.com/UNDPPH/2017-world-water-day” target=”_blank”>View the story “World Water Day ??? 2017” on Storify</a>]

PROWATER celebrates World Water Day through iWaSH community murals

As we celebrate the importance of fresh and safe water in our daily lives, the Joint Programme on PROWATER organizes an activity that aims to popularize the integrated safe water, sanitation and hygiene approach– the development of iWaSH community murals in Regions IX and V. “Because some of our beneficiary communities are on remote areas, continue reading : PROWATER celebrates World Water Day through iWaSH community murals

Municipal Mayor of Capalonga, Camarines Norte commits to sign the Ordinance on the Creation of iWaSH Council

The Joint Programme on PROWATER, together with the Regional Water and Sanitation Hub V—Coalition for Bicol Development, facilitated the creation and institutionalization of the integrated safe water, sanitation and hygiene (iWaSH) Council in the municipality of Capalonga, Camarines Norte on February 28, 2017. On the same day, Mayor Senandro M. Jalgalado of Capalonga, Camarines Norte continue reading : Municipal Mayor of Capalonga, Camarines Norte commits to sign the Ordinance on the Creation of iWaSH Council