The Sustainable Development Goals set the challenge to ensure all people have sustained use of safe water and sanitation and practice safe hygiene (WASH), to enable everyone to derive the associated health and wellbeing benefits. Increasingly, market-based approaches are being employed to generate demand for water and sanitation (WASH) services among impoverished communities, but these market approaches have been met with variable success across the globe. We undertook multidisciplinary and participatory action research to examine the possibility of WASH marketing systems as an approach to achieve WASH outcomes for Melanesian communities of the Pacific, in particular informal urban or peri-urban communities. We developed a WASH Marketing Exchange systems Framework, which describes the nature of WASH exchanges that should be leveraged in informal settlements, and the requirements of the enabling environment to foster and support these WASH exchanges.
Research and Development of Hygiene Behaviour Change of Elementary Schoolchildren in the Philippines
This one-year project, led by IWC in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and in collaboration with UNICEF Philippines and the WinS Technical Working Group, was created to address gaps in understanding barriers to hygiene and sanitation practices in schools.
This project integrated climate change impacts and current practices to develop a framework to enable communities and water managers to navigate from understanding impacts to evaluating adaptation options for water supply and sanitation.
WASHCost Associate Research Programme: Cost-effectiveness of hygiene promotion interventions in Andhra Pradesh, India
WASHCost was run by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Resource Centre, emphasising full life-cycle costing for water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, including an understanding of the recurrent costs needed to maintain a level of service delivery.
IWC carried out a scoping study to determine whether formative hygiene research could lead to more effective hygiene promotion strategies and behaviour change outcomes.
Integrated Water and Sanitation Management in the Context of Climate Change - Australian Water Leadership Fellowship 2010
In 2010 IWC hosted 20 professionals from various key Indonesian water agencies (BAPPENAS) during a four week professional development program to explore integrated water and sanitation management in the context of climate change.
Water and Sanitation in an Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) Context - Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship 2011
In 2011 IWC hosted 20 professionals from the Ministry of National Development and Planning (BAPPENAS), and other organisations in Indonesia, during a three week professional development program to broaden their skills in water and sanitation in an integrated water management context.
Water Supply Sustainability through Integrated Water Management - Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship 2013
In 2013 IWC hosted 14 professionals from the Nepal Town Development Fund (TDF) during a four-week professional development program.
The objective of this compilation is to strengthen the capacity of organisations to design and deliver effective hygiene promotion programs leading to the improved health of communities.
This project reviewed the current and future human resource needs of the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea and PDR Laos as they strive to meet goals for water and sanitation.
The Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program (WPSMIP) improved gender-appropriate access to water and sanitation facilities in The Solomon Islands, PNG, Fiji and Vanuatu.
World Vision Australia contracted IWC to carry-out a regional evaluation of their five Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in the Pacific Development Group countries of Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
In 2011 practitioners and professionals from governments, donors and NGOs, students and academics, came together to discuss one of the greatest challenges to the water, sanitation and hygiene sector; sustainability.
Water Supply Management in the Context of Integrated Water Resource Management - Australian Leadership Award Fellowship 2010
In 2010 the IWC conducted a ten-week training program in Water Supply Management in an Integrated Water Resources Management context for a group of professionals from the Indonesia Water Supply Association (PERPAMSI).
This report provides supplementary material to the Meeting the Sanitation and Water Challenge in South-East Asia and the Paciﬁc: Synthesis of the 2008 Sanitation and Water Conference.
The IWC published "Meeting the Sanitation and Water Challenge in South-East Asia and the Pacific" - a report of the actions discussed by the participants who gathered at the 2008 Sanitation and Water Conference in Melbourne.
Institutional support for education and training in water and sanitation, public sector linkages program
The project aims to strengthen the capacity of Timorese higher education institutions, staff and students in engineering, especially within the water and sanitation fields.
The research will identify thresholds of habitat and ecological response to flow regime alteration that will inform environmental flow management in rivers with contrasting flow regime characteristics and particular human ‘footprints’.
A set of case studies for a publication entitled Sharing Experiences: Sustainable Sanitation in South-East Asia and the Pacific.
The primary objective of the work was to develop a strategic approach for AusAID to engage with NGOs in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.
International WaterCentre's CEO, Mark Pascoe, worked with World Vision Australia, WaterAid and the AusAID Water Group to deliver workshops raising awareness on AusAID’s Safe Water Guide in June 2006.
The Australian Water Research Facility (AWRF) was a research partnership between AusAID and IWC for water and development issues in the Asia Pacific region.
This project was designed to establish the environmental determinants of waterborne Campylobacter infection, and the spatial and temporal distribution of associated gastrointestinal disease.
Sharing experiences: Effective hygiene promotion in South-East Asia and the Pacific was launched on Global Handwashing Day, Friday 15 October 2010.