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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.

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

Feb 17, 2021 - 7 am Eastern - Advocating for WASH in Healthcare Facilities - Registration Form for more details

Mar 3, 2021 - 7 am Eastern - Advocating for WASH in Healthcare Facilities - Registration Form for more details

Mar 11 and 12, 2021 - Colarado WASH 2021 Virtual Symposium -

Mar 17, 2021 - 7 am Eastern - Advocating for WASH in Healthcare Facilities - Registration Form for more details

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. 

To submit stories and pictures our Newsletter, please email: to the attention of Wasrag 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.