News from WaterAid A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

May 05, 2015, 13:45 ET
An earthquake survivor washes her hands using clean water provided by WaterAid. Handwashing with soap is key to preventing the spread of diseases such as cholera.

WaterAid Nepal steps up efforts to prevent cholera crisis

 WaterAid Nepal has stepped up efforts to prevent the spread of cholera, typhoid and other waterborne diseases by providing both public health...

Sep 27, 2014, 22:41 ET
H&M Conscious Foundation logo (PRNewsFoto/H&M Conscious Foundation)

H&M Conscious Foundation and WaterAid make splash at Global Citizen Festival

 H&M Conscious Foundation Ambassador and Global Citizen Festival co-host, Alek Wek, announced today a new partnership between the H&M...

Feb 11, 2014, 09:00 ET
Julien, 12, washes his hands in clean water from newly installed taps at Ampanasana primary school in Miandrivazo, Madagascar.  (PRNewsFoto/WaterAid)

WaterAid and H&M Conscious Foundation join forces to bring safe water, toilets and hygiene to schools

The H&M Conscious Foundation and the international non-profit WaterAid launched today a new global partnership for safe water and toilets in...

Jan 09, 2014, 07:00 ET
Rakiya Abdullah next to her latrine, Sagnarigu, Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana.  (PRNewsFoto/WaterAid, Jon Spaull)

WaterAid steps up advocacy on behalf of 2.5 billion people without a toilet

WaterAid announced today a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that puts the global sanitation crisis at the forefront of advocacy...

Dec 02, 2013, 11:55 ET
Rock and roll icon Ringo Starr joined today in the national #GivingTuesday movement by donating twenty-five autographed jackets to be sold on eBay in support of WaterAid beginning Tuesday, December 3.  (PRNewsFoto/WaterAid)

Ringo Starr autographed jackets to benefit WaterAid on #GivingTuesday

Rock and roll icon and artist Ringo Starr joined today in the national #GivingTuesday movement by donating twenty-five autographed jackets to be...

Apr 29, 2013, 08:00 ET
Representatives from The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation visit a water point nearby Balkuy, similar to the five that will be constructed with WaterAid. From left: Pascaline Lamien Bambara, WaterAid Burkina Faso; Annie Bonner, WaterAid America; Agbenyo Kossi Wosuame, WaterAid Burkina Faso; Naabia Ofosu-Amaah, Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF) on behalf of TCCAF, Tara Varghese, GETF on behalf of TCCAF; and Jules Sow, WaterAid Burkina Faso. Photo credit: WaterAid / Annie Bonner.  (PRNewsFoto/WaterAid, Annie Bonner)

WaterAid joins forces with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to bring safe drinking water to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

WaterAid, a leading international non-profit dedicated to making clean water and toilets accessible for the world's poorest people, announced...

Aug 15, 2012, 09:00 ET

WaterAid Receives Major Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Program in Nigeria

WaterAid has received a grant of up to $6.3 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to enhance the lives of thousands of...

Apr 20, 2012, 16:13 ET

USAID Officially Joins Sanitation And Water For All Partnership

WaterAid in America welcomes today's announcement by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah that USAID will join the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)...

Mar 06, 2012, 03:30 ET

World Meets Drinking Water Target but Progress on Sanitation Falls Short

WaterAid welcomes the news that the world has met its goal to halve the proportion of people without safe drinking water by 2015.  The...

Feb 14, 2012, 14:22 ET

WaterAid Sees A Mixed Bag in President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget For Foreign Aid: Urges Congress to Pass Water for the World Act of 2012

WaterAid in America expresses both support and concern for President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget request released yesterday, which maintains...

Nov 18, 2011, 09:00 ET

Women Economists Join Civil Society Call to United States Policy Makers to End the Global Sanitation Crisis

A new report Off-track, off-target: Why investment in water, sanitation and hygiene is not reaching those who need it most is being published by...

May 18, 2011, 12:20 ET

Teetering on the Brink of Eradicating Global Disease

World Health Assembly needs to prioritize safe water to eliminate guinea worm and cholera Leaders at this week's World Health Assembly in Geneva...