An update from the Global WASH Cluster Resource Center | Emergency WASH research

Child handwashing in an internally displaced persons camp in Northern Iraq: A qualitative multi-method exploration of motivational drivers and other handwashing determinants. PLoS One, February 2020.
Access to soap and water was perceived to be high across all participant groups. Children, caregivers and hygiene promoters all perceive the determinants of child handwashing to be associated with familial role, environmental factors pertaining to location and quality of handwashing materials and facilities, and level of exposure to hygiene promotion, and children also attribute their handwashing to social norms. We find that children in this context are motived most by play and nurture.

Syrian Refugees, Water Scarcity, and Dynamic Policies: How Do the New Refugee Discourses Impact Water Governance Debates in Lebanon and Jordan? Water, January 2020.
This study is novel because of the focus on the new discourse of refugees in relation to water governance debates in both Lebanon and Jordan.

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Chlorine Tablet Use for Household Water Treatment in Emergencies: Guidance for Tablet Selection. Chlorine Tablet Working Group, April 2019. 
The goal of this document is to provide guidance on the assessment and interpretation of the parameters that influence tablet choice and the selection of specific size(s) of chlorine tablets which should (non-bindingly) be recommended for distribution in a particular emergency context.

PulseSatellite: A tool using human-AI feedback loops for satellite image analysis in humanitarian contexts, January 2020

We present PulseSatellite, a collaborative satellite image

analysis tool which leverages neural network models that can be retrained on-the fly and adapted to specific humanitarian contexts and geographies. We present two case studies, in mapping shelters and floods respectively, that illustrate the capabilities of PulseSatellite.

The role of social connectedness among South Sudanese refugees in West Nile, Uganda. Mercy Corps, January 2020. The objective of this report is to help humanitarian aid actors understand important and often overlooked sources of household resilience during displacement. This understanding may help humanitarian aid actors design more effective interventions that strengthen existing social connections on which displaced populations rely for support

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