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Great WASH Videos on YouTube: The WASH Rotary Action Group YouTube site has posted the video from the Nuts & Bolts of WASH Global Grants: Assessment webinar. The UNC Water and Health Conference was held at the end of October. They recorded over 50 sessions and posted to their YouTube page.

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have recently released the Global Progress Report on WASH in Health Care Facilities - Fundamentals First.

NEW Sanitation and Hygiene Fund: A new global fund called the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund was announced. This fund will provide global investment towards sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health. The fund will invest in country-led programs to accelerate progress in sustainable WASH areas. To learn more visit

Looking for a Water Project?:   The WASH Rotary Action Group Project Page continues to grow with a variety of projects from around the globe. The project list provides Rotary members with a place to obtain expert advice and obtain financial support from other clubs for major project grants. Future newsletters will include a featured project and a few additional projects from the WASH Rotary Action Group Project page.

Recently Created or Updated Projects: Since 2009, the Rotary Club of Newmarket has been supporting the Ongutoi Health Centre, located in North Eastern Uganda through a variety of projects. They have completed one phase of a water collection system, and now are embarking on a planned further expansion of this important water resource for this medical facility. Information on their project can be found here. The excellent video they produced in conjunction with their partner High Adventure highlights the work they have completed and the work that is planned. They are looking for partners to help them with the next phase of the project. For more details and to get involved contact Richard Mewhinney.  

Go to the WASH Rotary Action Group Stories page to see their interesting collection of videos on handwashing from some American Sitcoms, some clever songs on handwashing, examples on tweets you can make, graphics you can use, and resources if you want to get serious.



E-Club of WASH - Online Meetings - On the first and third Thursday of every month at 8 pm Eastern and the second and fourth Tuesdays at 12 pm EDT attend an online meeting focused on a common interest of WASH Issues. To learn more visit or join at

Webinars: Jan 14 and 15:  The webinars provided by the WASH Rotary Action Group have received wonderful reviews as practical and informative. Hundreds have participated in the previous two sessions. The THIRD and final webinar in this series will cover the important topic of Monitoring and Evaluation of WinS Projects. The webinar will be offered twice: Thursday, January 14 at 6 pm Central Time Register here for this session and Friday, January 15 at 10 am Central Time Register here for this session

Mar 22, 2021 - WORLD WATER DAY -

Apr 30, 2021 - Deadline for People of WASH video and photograph competition

May 5, 2021 - HAND HYGIENE DAY - Hand Hygiene Day


Building WASH Partnerships that Work! As Rotarians scale up WASH programs, what can we learn from the United Nations and other partnerships?  Why do some partnerships produce results and others fizzle, wasting time, money and resources?  How should we: choose the right partner, select the right project, learn to work with others, develop a shared vision - towards SDG-6, agree on the right role for Rotary clubs and Rotarians,  develop the best relationship with governments and local authorities,  assemble a team that builds on mutual strengths,  reconcile money issues, and Most important - what can we learn from mistakes - ours and others?

Our Members Asked?  - WASHRAG is extremely fortunate to count many dedicated and knowledgeable Rotarians on its team. Which is good - as our membership has lots of questions about the best technology to use on projects, how best to assess local needs, and best practices for sustainable projects.  We would like to start a new feature in the newsletter, where you ask the questions and we get answers from our experts and the readers. We will provide the input in a future newsletter. Send your email to and indicate QUESTION in the title

The Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Rotarian Action Group is a group of Rotarians whose purpose is to support Rotary clubs to effectively plan, finance, implement, monitor and evaluate water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, where they are most needed in a collaborative, cost-effective, timely, and sustainable manner, true to the principles of Rotary International. WASH RAG operates in accordance with Rotary International policy but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International. 

The Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Rotarian Action Group (WASH Rotary Action Group) is pleased to consider partnerships with any corporate supporter. Due to the unique attributes of water sources and water provision, acceptance of corporate support does not imply an endorsement of any particular water technology. Rotarians, Rotary clubs, and Rotary partners must evaluate any technology to determine if it is the best solution for the conditions where the program will be implemented. Wasrag can provide guidance about where different technologies work best, but Rotarians and Rotary clubs must make the final decision about how to implement their programs.

To submit stories and pictures our Newsletter, please email: to the attention of Wasrag newsletter editors Ian Rumbles and Terri Black.

Wasrag needs your membership. Membership revenue helps cover our administrative costs, website upgrades, training, development of support materials etc. To check whether your membership has expired, email Anna Shepherd

We love hearing about your projects and are delighted to relay these great opportunities for Rotarians to get involved in WASH projects! When posting your projects on the website, please remember to include the name of your Rotary club and District number. Contact us at if you need help with your posting.