WASH in Guatemala 
In the WASH Newsletter we like highlighting many of the ambitious and passionate water and sanitation projects that Rotary clubs are completing around the world.

We also like to relay how some of these projects get completed and Best Practices. 

Read this WASRAG blog  WASH in Guatemala to see how this four year project, put together so many pieces to bring water, sanitation and hygiene to over 5,000 students. 
720 Schools Done .. 300 to Go !   
The infrastructure situation of most schools in Lebanon is catastrophic. A Rotary mega-project in Lebanon is changing that situation. Not only bringing clean water to public schools, but encouraging cross-culture understanding and fellowship.
To date, this project has reached all regions of Lebanon, involved all religions, sects and nationalities, and brought water and hygiene education to over 500,000 Lebanese students and 100,000 Syrians.

Read the WASRAG Blog Clean Water in Lebanese Schools 
Laying Pipe in Rural Africa   
The Olympia Rotary Club, with the support of a group of Rotary Clubs and The Rotary Foundation have raised $800,000 to provide a new water system for the Livingstonia Plateau, Malawi.

Working with the Central Church of African Presbyterian, 35 miles of pipelines were laid to provide fresh water to 20,000 people in 10 villages. 

This is another Rotary Project that has used the Community Transformation Center (CTC) concept.

To read more about this project visit Laying Rural Pipe

Going "Bateys" for Filters    
In the Dominican Republic, the villages where the sugar cane cutters live are called "bateys". These villages are very primitive and are prone to waterborne illnesses. 
In March, Rotarians from Districts 7780 and 7790 in Maine, USA, traveled to the Dominican Republic to assist with the installation of water filters in three Bateys. With the assistance of a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation, over 1,500 water filters will be installed in individual homes. A component of the installation is hygiene education. 
To read more about this project and the filters they are using visit Going Bateys  
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Calendar Of Event  

July 24 - 28, 2017 - Loughborough, UK
40th Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference

October 15, 2017 - GLOBAL HAND WASHING DAY

October 16 - 20, 2017 - Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Waster and Health Conference

November 9 - 10, 2017 -  New Delhi, India
11th World Aqua Congress - Water & Environmental Solutions: Cutting Across Borders

November 13 -16 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Water & Development Congress - Sustainable Solutions for Emerging Economies
November 19, 2017 - WORLD TOILET DAY

February 16 - 17, 1018 - Lebanon
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 

March 22, 2018 - WORLD WATER DAY


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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.