Ahead of World Toilet Day, the facts and figures of toilets (or improved sanitation) speak for themselves.
While only 19% of urban dwellers lack access to adequate toilets, a daunting 50% face the same problem in rural areas.
Yasmin Siddiqi, Principal Water Resources Specialist with ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, shares updates from World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is the leading annual gathering on water issues, bringing together technical specialists, political leaders, private sector actors, civil society, researchers and students.
Safeguards to avert damage that development projects can do to the environment and communities are essential in development finance.
Over 5 million poor residents now enjoy 24/7 water supply, a model for South Asia.
Malaria can be beaten. Proof of this can be found in the fact that across the Asia Pacific region, millions of people who would have died from the disease are living healthy, productive lives. Still, malaria remains a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Endemic in 22 countries across Asia, it is contracted by an estimated 32 million people annually and kills 47,000 of them.
A majority of respondents think drip and sprinkler systems are the best solution.
There is clear potential for replication and scaling up this model across developing Asia.
The benefits of the box canal on Kalimarta Canal Road are multifold.