Rotary India WinS signs MoU  
Rotary India has set a goal of implementing a WASH in Schools (WinS) program for 5 million children in 23,000 schools in India.  

Earlier this month Rotary International President John Germ was present at the signing of a significant agreement between the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Rotary India WASH in Schools Committee. 

Read the Rotary News to learn more
Clean Water Champions 
Rotary clubs are well known for their work on clean water and sanitation in developing countries. However, they seldom tackle clean water projects in their own backyards.

The Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise (Canada), under the guidance of John Lawrence, has established the "Clean Water for Living" initiative. This project has developed an excellent website, with resources related to the Great Lakes watershed. They also spotlight their Clean Water Champions and top quality videos they produced on a variety of water issues. 

You can learn more about Clean Water for Living by visiting the WASRAG Blog. 
Latrines of Hope 
The construction or renovation of five units, comprised of 19 latrines, has had a significant impact on the village of Dialakorodji, Mali.

The Rotary Club of Bamako-Titibougou, District 9101, built latrine units at two schools and a market. The latrine at the market, focussed considerable attention on the initiatives of Rotary and WASRAG.

To learn more go to the WASRAG Blog
Successful WASH Summit in Uganda 
A successful three day conference on "Creating Opportunities for Sustainable WASH Service Delivery" was held in Uganda in early March. The conference attracted dozens of participants from 25 local and international organizations.

Capitalizing on the power of social media, the organizing committee reported the conference extensively on Facebook
and Twitter.  
eBook features Uganda Plus Project 
A new ebook series has been launched by Quentin Wodon from the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill . The second book in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series features the Uganda Rotary Plus Project. 

The book discusses how partnerships, innovation, and evaluation can increase the quality, scope, and reach of Rotary's service work in communities. Case studies show how this can be done. 

All books in the series are free and available in multiple formats for download.  Please share this link widely with others for them to be able to benefit from this resource. The book series is available at 

Innovative Sustainability 
A sand dam completed in Kenya in December 2016 by the Port Orchard Rotary Club already has a two kilometers of water backed up behind it, from a rainfall that occurred 120 kilometers away.

The water the people of East Pokot, Kenya are now drinking is safer than the high fluoride concentrated water they were consuming.

This project is so successful, that the tribal leads now have to determine how best to use water for irrigaton.

To learn more read this WASRAG Blog
60 Years Solving Water Challenges  
UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water Education in 2017 will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. The institute, based in the Netherlands, is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world. 

Increasing the number of trained professionals is necessary to tackle the world's water and sanitation issues. The Rotary Foundation recognizes this need and provides 10 grants to Rotary clubs and districts to select and sponsor a limited number of students each year to attend the Institute.  
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Calendar Of Event  

April 27 - 28, 2017 - Clarkston, MI, USA
Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Workshop

April 29 - 30, 2017 - Clarkston, MI, USA
Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop
June 9, 2017 - 
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
World Water Summit 9  - WASH and Women 

June 10, 2017 - Atlanta Georgia, USA
WASRAG Annual Meeting and 10th Birthday Reception (Georgia Aquarium)

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

November 19, 2017 - WORLD TOILET DAY
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