A global portal for advancing sustainability in WASH


The WASH Sustainability Resource Database provides easy access to a wide range of WASH sustainability resources, aligned with the framework of the WASH Sustainability Charter and the WASH Sustainability Process. We encourage you to use this tool to discover resources that can help you to deliver more sustainable WASH programming. To add a resource, click here. To search for resources, please use the options above.

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Developing Financing Strategies in Water Supply and Sanitation
This paper provides information about financing strategies in water supply and sanitation that are realistic and meet established development objectives.
This database provides data on water sector in low income urban areas of Kenya presented by different geographical and jurisdictional zones.
Water Risk Atlas
This tool provides geographical and sector-specific water risk context to companies and their investors, to help them measure and manage their risk exposure.
Introductory guide to sanitation marketing
This guide provides practical guidance on the design, implementation, and monitoring of rural sanitation marketing programs at scale in India, Indonesia, and Tanzania, as well as Cambodia and Peru.
Operation and maintenance of rural water supply and sanitation systems: A training package for managers and planners
This training package is intended for planners and managers who are challenged by the effective implementation of WASH Operation and Maintenance services in developing countries.
Sustainable sanitation and water management toolbox
This integrative toolbox is used for capacity development at the local level. It provides a collection of tools and approaches to improve water resources management sanitation, targeting decision makers and practitioners
Global Water Tool
This tool enables organizations to map their water use and risks relative to their global operations and supply chain.
Appreciative Inquiry
An organizational development method that involves engaging all parts of an organization (including customers and suppliers) to renew change and improve performance.
Millennium Development Goals costing and financing spreadsheet
This quantitative analysis tool is part of the Millennium Development Goal Country Status Overview (CSO) reports on water and sanitation. It calculates the investment or finance requirements for respective countries based on their MDG or country specific targets.
PHAST - step by step guide: a participatory approach for the control of diarrheal diseases
Through the promotion of participatory technique, this guide presents a seven-step approach to help people feel more confident about their ability to take action and make improvements to their communities.
USAID hygiene improvement framework (HIF)
This framework is used as a model to sustainably combat diarrhea by USAID and their partners.
CRS Manager's Guide to PHAST Methodology: Helping CRS Country Offices to Use the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) Methodology
This guide provides updated advice based on over ten years of field-based learning.
Assessing hygiene improvement: guidelines for household and community levels
The guidelines are intended to assist program managers to develop and evaluate hygiene improvement interventions at the community and household levels.
Handbook on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) methodology
The CLTS methodology emphasizes the importance of behavioral change in improved sanitation in the rural context.
Sector wide investment and financing tool (SWIFT)
This computerized tool was developed by the Water and Sanitation Program – Africa to help African governments in developing simple financial plans for the water sector, focusing on understanding resource flows and the relationships between financing and outcomes.