As the global focus shifts to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and achieving universal access to water and sanitation, there will clearly be a need to mobilize private capital to help finance the necessary infrastructure. 

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Publication: Water for Development: Responding to the Challenges
Events Page: 2015 World Water Week

Because of water’s multidimensional role in economic development and poverty reduction, addressing the constraints that women and girls face in accessing and managing water is essential for achieving impact.

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Publication: Water for Development: Responding to the Challenges
Twitter: #wwweek

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Access to sanitation lags behind access to water. Quality of service is poor, with intermittent supplies, continuing environmental degradation, and financially weak service providers. There is no universal solution to these challenges, but the World Bank sees them under three broad areas.

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The Water Blog: World Water Week 2015

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for global water issues. The 2015 theme is Water for Development. The World Bank Group will convene and participate in several sessions. Please visit the World Bank Group event page for additional detailsYou can also follow along via Twitter using #wwweek.

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The Water Blog: World Water Week 2015

The government of Ethiopia has educated and trained rural residents in improved hygiene and sanitation, making their communities safer and healthier.

Featured Initiatives

Scaling Up Rural Sanitation
Supporting governments and private sector to implement sanitation programs at scale.
Economics of Sanitation (ESI)
Study estimates billions of dollars in losses from poor sanitation.
Domestic Private Sector Participation
Assisting domestic private sector participants to help increase access to water and sanitation services, especially for the poor.

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