Cooperation, Partnership Needed To Reach WASH Goals

Devex: Why WASH matters as we tackle today’s water and sanitation crisis
Darren Saywell, head of the WASH program at Plan International USA

“…Recognizing that countries and organizations achieve more by working together, Sanitation and Water for All provides a transparent, accountable and results-oriented framework for action based on our common vision — universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation. … As 2015 approaches, and the international community lays out a framework for the eradication of poverty, such joint action has never been more important. Unless we work together, harnessing the power of partnerships to deliver results on the ground, we will never achieve sanitation and water for all. And without universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene, the eradication of extreme poverty is inconceivable” (5/26).