WASH and Health 
Early Bird Registration to attend the World Water Summit 10, Friday, June 22, has been extended to January 31, 2018. The registration fee is $150 US for WASRAG members and $175 US for Non-WASRAG members (which includes a 1-year membership to WASRAG)

This year's theme is "WASH and Health."  Sessions will be focussed on WASH and Disease Prevention, and WASH in Healthcare Faciltities. The program includes round table discussions on current topics, panel discussions and break-out sessions. One of the highlights will be Rotary International President Elect Barry Rassin, who will speak on how WASH projects impact on millions of people.

To register visit WWS10 - WASH and Health
Saving Lake Atitlan 
Rotarians are not shy of tackling large projects. Bringing clean water to over 400,000 people who live around this lake in Guatemala is a significant undertaking. 

Using a large Global Grant, from The Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Club of Northfield, MN, District 5960, is the Lead Club and the host club of Lake Atitlan in Guatelama, they are updating waste treatment facilities in one of the municipalities at the uppermost part of the watershed.

To get your club involved in assisting or to learn more visit their Facebook page or read the story on the WASRAG website

Health and Hand Washing in India 
It is estimated that 24,000 children, 5 - 14 years old, die every year in India due to poor hand washing.

Dr. Rahul Mehra, Rotary Club of Canon City, Colorado, with support from the Rotary Club of Moab, Utah, is working with Dr, J.S. Thakur of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh to improve the health education training in the Chandigarh region of India. This area of India has about half a million students.

They plan to work with local schools to implement a mandatory health education curriculum for students in Grades 6 & 7; conduct teacher training and develop student and teacher resources for Grades 1 - 12. They plan to have this first phase of this ambitious plan complete by July 2018.

To learn more or to get involved contact Dr. Rahul Mehra at rahulmehra35@gmail.com .
Water Water Day Competition  
In June, WASRAG will be awarding $500 to two projects that improve the quality of water and/or level of awareness in your community. Prizes will be for the Best Project - the one with the most impact, and the other the most innovative project.
A brief description of the project needs to be submitted to info@wasrag.org by May 1st, 2018. Include in your description what you are doing, the target audience and the impact of the project. Remember to include your Club and District name and contact information.
For project ideas go to http://www.worldwaterday.org/ 
Global Water Strategy 
"Globally, three in ten people lack safe drinking water in their homes and six in ten people lack safe sanitation. Water scarcity is forecasted to intensify in the years and decades ahead."   That is a quote from the USAID summary of the Global Water Strategy, that was recently released by the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development.

To learn more visit the USAID.gov site.

WASRAG Newsletter On-line Archive  
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Calendar Of Event  

February 13-17, 2018 - Pakistan
South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN VII)

February 16 - 18, 2018 - Beirut, Lebanon
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 
March 18-23, 2018 - Brasilia, Brazil
8th World Water Forum 
March 22, 2018 - WORLD WATER DAY

May 1, 2018 - DEADLINE for WASRAG World Water Day Competition
June 22, 2018 - World Water Summit 10 - WASH and Health - Toronto Canada

Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2018 - Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Water and Health 2018
Service Spotlight
We love hearing about your projects and are delighted to relay these great opportunities for Rotarians to get involved in WASH projects! 
When posting your projects on the wasrag.org website, please remember to include the name of your Rotary club and District number. 
Contact us at  info@wasrag.org if you need help with your posting.

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The Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) is pleased to consider partnerships with any corporate supporter. Due to the unique attributes of water sources and water provision, acceptance of corporate support does not imply an endorsement of any particular water technology. Rotarians, Rotary clubs, and Rotary partners must evaluate any technology to determine if it is the best solution for the conditions where the program will be implemented. WASRAG can provide guidance about where different technologies work best, but Rotarians and Rotary clubs must make the final decision about how to implement their programs.