Improving Access to Safe Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Requires Better Decision-Making Tools, Finds Joint Wilson Center-Pacific Institute Report
Directed by Peter H. Gleick at the Pacific Institute and by Geoffrey D. Dabelko at the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program, A Review of Decision-Making Support Tools in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector recommends the development of a comprehensive WASH decision-making tool that would allow users to compare the construction, operation, and management requirements; costs; financing options; scalability; and institutional needs of WASH technologies and approaches. This tool would also address the needs of different geographic locations, evaluate opportunities for community involvement, and use case studies to demonstrate technologies in action.
The report can be downloaded from http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ecsp and http://www.pacinst.org/. For more information, contact Karin Bencala at 202-691-4185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pacific Institute works to find real-world solutions to problems like water shortages, habitat destruction, global warming, and environmental injustice. A nonpartisan organization based in Oakland, California, it conducts research, publishes reports, recommends solutions, and works with decision-makers, advocacy groups, and the public to change policy. http://www.pacinst.org
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/
Since 1994, the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program has explored the connections among environmental challenges and their links to conflict and security. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ecsp
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