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Change in Website Address: To be consistent with the change in our name to the WASH Rotary Action Group, 0ur website address has been changed to

Calendar of Events:

24 May 2024 - WASH-RAG World Water Summit (WWS16) - SAVE THE DATE! SINGAPORE  May 24, 2024   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM UTC+8:00  - A critical part of WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) - sanitation addresses the important need to keep human excreta separate and safely managed. Toilets are a big part of the solution, but sanitation involves more. A whole supply chain can provide income for entrepreneurs: pit emptying, transportation, processing, distribution, and sales of fertilizer or briquettes. And in healthcare facilities, sanitation includes the important process of contaminated waste management. Held each year on the Friday before the International Convention, the WASH-RAG World Water Summit provides an opportunity for Rotarians to share knowledge and experience, learn from experts, and strengthen relationships.  YOU MUST LOGIN TO RECEIVE THE MEMBER PRICING: WASH-RAG MEMBER: $100 USD; Non-member at $125 to include annual membership; Rotaractor: $25/WASH-RAG member, $50/non-member (includes annual membership); Virtual Attendance: Plenary Sessions and Breakouts - WASH-RAG Member: $10 / Non-Member: $25 (includes annual membership). For inquiries about your registration or the event, please email or visit our website.  See the complete agenda, speakers and times right here:

25-29 May 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore

28 May 2024Menstrual Hygiene Day 

22 June 2024 - WASH-RAG Virtual Annual Meeting

The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers is a network of Rotary members who work to strengthen the impact of Rotary Foundation global grants and projects. We use our professional expertise and technical skills in Rotary's areas of focus and financial auditing to assist members with project planning and grant applications. There are more than 500 Cadre members from 75 countries who speak more than 80 languages. Learn more about what the Cadre can do for your project right HERE


You Can Become a WASH Advocate.... Here's How

You Can Introduce Your Club to WASH-RAG (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). It’s easy to become a WASH Advocate! Why not be a presenter at your next Club, District or Zone meeting! Expand your reach and promote WASH in your community. Did you know you don't have to be a Rotarian to join WASH-RAG? Your environmentally minded friends, water-conscious community members, and the general public can join us too! Tell them to check us out at or forward this newsletter!  Find or become an Ambassador or a Cadre Member! The WASH Rotary Action Group Ambassadors is a corps of knowledgeable members who provide support and promotion of the WASH goals of WASH Rotary Action Group and The Rotary Foundation. For more information click the button below:  WASH-RAG Ambassadors and 


The WASH Rotary Action Group thanks its devoted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advocates! YOU make a difference for people all over the world. Is your club or organization doing something we should know about? Email us details of your project and you may be featured as a WASH WARRIOR in an upcoming WASHRAG Newsletter! Email us at

Do you know a WASH Rotaractor? Calling Rotaractors - we have an opening on the Operations Team of the WASH Rotary Action Group! While their skills are diverse, our Operations Team members are united by a passionate commitment to providing safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to those who don’t have access to these basic human rights. Forward this newsletter to anyone you know would be interested!
Do you like hearing about Water, Sanitation and Hygiene? Then please like us on Facebook & Instagram! You can learn about upcoming events, interact with other WASH-RAG members, and watch exclusive videos like our own video, "John's WASH-RAG Story." Join the People of WASH! Follow us on Facebook!          Follow us on Instagram    #PEOPLEOFWASH            WASH WARRIORS ##WW

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.

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 MeetingsRotarians have become familiar with Zoom meetings. The E-Club of WASH has been meeting virtually using Zoom for a number of years. They have members from around the world with a common interest in water, sanitation, and hygiene. Due to meetings being held virtually they have the advantage of being able to have exceptional WASH-related speakers. Rotarians are welcome to visit or join. Visit their meeting Zoom Schedule.

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. 


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


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. 


You Can Introduce Your Club to WASH-RAG (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene): It’s easy to become a WASH Advocate by becoming a presenter at your next club meeting, District meeting, or Zone! You can present WASH in your community!  Did you know you don't have to be a Rotarian to join WASH-RAG?  Your environmentally minded friends, water-conscious community members, and the general public can join us too! Tell them to check us out at or forward this newsletter!


OR  become an Ambassador!   The WASH Rotary Action Group Ambassadors are a corps of knowledgeable members who provide support and promotion of the WASH goals of WASH Rotary Action Group and The Rotary Foundation. Find or become an Ambassador!  The WASH Rotary Action Group Ambassadors are a corps of knowledgeable members who provide support and promotion of the WASH goals of WASH Rotary Action Group and The Rotary Foundation.  To apply, click here:

Download the Frequently Asked Questions right here

Watch Prerecorded WASH-RAG Webinars in the Comfort of Your Own Home Streaming from the WASH-RAG website:

Did you miss one of the WASH in Healthcare Facilities or Global Grant Webinars? Catch up on the WASH-RAG website!

Check out the three-part webinar series on global grants focused on WASH in Schools (WinS) or the four-part webinar series aimed at increasing the awareness of the global crisis in health care facilities, and provide an overview on the different aspects of sustainability, advocacy, partnerships, and the role that Rotarians can play in improving safe WASH access in healthcare facilities.

Watch the WASH in Healthcare Webinars Here

Watch WASH Global Grant Webinars Here