Water: Making WASH aid work

Collecting water in Yiwun village, Wewak District, PNG. Photo: Dion Kombeng/WaterAid

What needs to change if Pacific Island nations are to get anywhere near their water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) targets under the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?

For the Regional Systems Strengthening Technical Lead for WaterAid Australia, Fraser Goff, it is a matter of high-level political champions pushing the issues. Referring to Fiji, India and Bhutan as examples, Goff says, “When we have people that really champion and prioritise WASH, things progress much more quickly. You are able to see once there are clear standards, once there are clear policies and plans and directions, it really . . .

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