WASH weekly research update – October 28, 2019

The latest updates to Globalwaters.org include:


Leaving no one behind? Analysis of trends in access to water and sanitation services in the slum areas of Nairobi, 2003–2015. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2019) 9 (3): 549-558.

The struggle for water in Indonesia: the role of women and children as household water fetcher. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2019) 9 (3): 540-548.

Diurnal water use patterns for low-cost houses with indigent water allocation: a South African case study. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2019) 9 (3): 513-521.

Household drinking water safety among the population of Gaza Strip, Palestine: knowledge, attitudes, practices, and satisfaction. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2019) 9 (3): 500-512.

The role of social identification for achieving an open-defecation free environment: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of Community-Led Total Sanitation in Ghana. Journal of Environmental Psychology, October 2019.

Dracunculiasis—a case study for infection eradication. Lancet Infectious Diseases, November 2019. This strategy of educational interventions, behavioral changes, sanitation improvement, and vector control has been largely successful: cases of guinea worm disease decreased from 3·5 million in 1986 to 28 in 2018.

Gut mucosal colonisation with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Wellcome Open Research, 2019.


Celebrating the Sanitation Learning Hub’s new lease of life. IDS, October 2019.

Using Location Intelligence to Solve the Urban Sanitation Crisis. Chapter 2 in Ideas for Action 2019 Financing and Implementing Sustainable Development. World Bank, 2019. Gather uses location data intelligence to get toilets to people who need them. We use geospatial analysis to inform investment in sanitation infrastructure and services to prevent fecal contamination of water supplies in highrisk areas.


The Guts of the Matter: A Global History of Human Waste and Infectious Intestinal Disease. By James L. A. Webb, Jr. Cambridge University Press, November 2019.


NC State WaSH Cluster – The NC State WaSH Cluster catalyzes & conducts transformational research and education to serve the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of marginalized people. A recent news item – CCEE Researcher Awarded Half a Million Dollars to bring the Flexcrevator to a more Inclusive Market – NC State developed the Flexcrevator, the only all-in-one machine that simultaneously removes fecal sludge in the presence of trash.

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