Recent WASH research on water quality, sanitation and gender, community management and other topics


Adherence to Point-of-Use Water Treatment over Short-Term Implementation: Parallel Crossover Trials of Flocculation–Disinfection Sachets in Pakistan and Zambia. Environ. Sci. Technol., May 2018.

Access to Household Water Quality Information Leads to Safer Water: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in India. Environ. Sci. Technol., April 2018.

Access to water and sanitation among people with disabilities: results from cross-sectional surveys in Bangladesh, Cameroon, India and Malawi. BMJ Open, June 4.

The evolution and importance of ‘rules-in-use’ and low-level penalties in village-level collective action. Water Alternatives, 2018.

Community management or coproduction? The role of state and citizens in rural water service delivery in India. Water Alternatives, 2018.

A Community-Designed Play-Yard Intervention to Prevent Microbial Ingestion: A Baby Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Pilot Study in Rural Zambia. AJTMH, June 4.

Mealworms as an environmentally sustainable solution to malnutrition and food insecurity. The Lancet, May 28.


Strengthening participatory irrigation management in Tajikistan. IWMI; USAID, June 2018.

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure: An Ecosystem-based Adaptation Approach. USAID, May 2018.

A global overview of national regulations and standards for drinking-water quality. WHO, 2018.


The Other Side of Gender: Sanitation, Men and Boys. IDS CLTS,  May 17, 2018. How can men and boys can be more meaningfully engaged in the sanitation and hygiene process to achieve sustainable behaviour change and a new social norms?

Webinar summary: Systems approaches to hygiene behavior change – lessons across WASH, health, and education. GHP; IRC, June 1, 2018.

Water Governance, Training and Gender in Agriculture: A New Evidence Base. Agrilinks, May 24, 2018.


Taps and toilets aren’t enough: designing WASH programmes that strengthen the system. WaterAid, June 19.

Can we regulate small and rural water supply and sanitation operators in Latin America? Water Blog, June 18.

Gaining new insights into CLTS and rural WASH from field visits to Babati and Karatu districts, Tanzania. IDS CLTS, June 11.


In USAID Redesign, Water Is Grouped with Food and Climate. Circle of Blue, June 1.

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