Better maintenance and monitoring needed, UN-Water GLAAS 2012 suggests

glass_report_2012 The Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) reports on the capacity of countries to make progress towards the MDG water and sanitation target and on the effectiveness of external support agencies to facilitate this process.

The GLAAS 2012 report shows that in many countries policies and programmes underemphasize adequate financing and human resource development to sustain the existing infrastructure and to expand access to sanitation, drinkingwater and hygiene services. Financing is insufficient and the institutional capacity to absorb what is available is limited. The danger of slippage against the MDG target is real.

The GLAAS report presents data received from 74 developing countries, up from 43 in 2010; and from 24 bilateral and multilateral agencies covering 90% of global official development assistance funds. UN-Water GLAAS has been designed in response to the need to reduce the reporting burden and harmonize different reporting mechanisms of UN-family Member States. GLAAS is increasingly used as a tool for more informed decision-making and is taking up the challenge of making necessary information available.

UN-Water The Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS)

Download GLAAS 2012 Report (PDF; 9.4 MB)

 

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  1. We definitely hope for the improved focus of sanitation globally. Proper sanitation is a right for everyone in the world. We really like what Rajeev Kher has been doing in India, converting portable toilets into squat style toilets that can be used by the public, rather than going in public! Let’s work together to make great things happen!

  2. Rent A John has been upgrading our sanitation standards for the last few years, we’re a porta potty (portable toilets, hand wash stations, ADA bathrooms, temporary power, etc) rental company in the San Francisco Bay Area with service areas in the Northbay (Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael) and South Bay (San Francisco, San Mateo, Half Moon Bay, Redwood City).

    I feel that much more can be done with portable restroom technology than is done now. We work extremely hard to make sure our porta potties are clean and sanitized. I wish that one day the technology can improve to a point where our work could be made alot easier (bio enzymes to break down waste, odor reduction etc)

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