Archived water and sanitation reports Share on Facebook Share on Twitter RESOURCESPOLICY AND RESEARCHARCHIVED REPORTSARCHIVED WATER AND SANITATION REPORTS Liberia WASH consortium report - "Life and dignity at risk"This is a report written by the Liberia WASH Consortium of which Tearfund is a part. The report explores the challenges the government of Liberia faces in turning its commitments on WASH into reality. Keeping communities clean: the church's response to improving sanitation and hygiene (2009)This report provides examples of how Tearfund partners are working through and with the local church in addressing the sanitation and hygiene needs of poor people. Five roles have been identified that the church can play, each illustrated by case studies. Tackling climate change: thinking outside the water box (2009)In this paper, Tearfund outlines why water should be a priority for climate change adaptation funding, with recommendations for ensuring that adaptation is effective and sustainable. Why advocate for water, sanitation and hygiene? (2009)It is vital that governments and donors are held to account for the promises they have made. For organisations that are new to advocacy issues, we would recommend reading Tearfund’s guide to advocacy on water and sanitation. Sanitation and water: why we need a global framework for action (2008)This report – by Tearfund and WaterAid – reveals the weak international response to the global sanitation and water crisis and presents the case for why a Global Framework for Action on water and sanitation is needed. Separate streams? Adapting water resources management to climate change (2008)This report is based on empirical evidence from case studies undertaken in Niger and north-east Brazil, and aims to identify how climate change adaptation can be integrated within the water sector to benefit the most poor and vulnerable people. Click here for full report, executive summary and translated versions. The sanitation scandal (2007)This report draws on case studies from Burkina Faso, DRC and Madagascar. It highlights barriers to delivering improved sanitation and hygiene and suggests how the international community and national governments should respond. Sanitation and hygiene: knocking on new doors (2006)A joint briefing paper produced by Tearfund, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and some Tearfund partners. Functional sustainability (2006)A case study from south-west Uganda, by Richard C Carter and Ronnie Rwamwanja. Pipe dreams (2006)Governments' failure to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis is threatening goals to halve poverty. This report sets out the scale of the problem, and the actions required. An empty glass (2005)A critique of the EU Water Initiative, launched in 2002. Making every drop count (2004)A series of reports looking at more and better financing for the water and sanitation sector. NGOs call on governments to remove key barriers to better water management (2004)Tearfund joined with other NGOs to submit a joint paper to the Commission on Sustainable Development meeting in New York in April 2004, outlining key areas for concern and action. New rules, new roles: does private sector participation benefit the poor? (2003)This Tearfund and WaterAid report is the result of two years’ research into whether the private water sector holds the answer to serving the world's poorest people. Advocacy guide to private sector involvement in water services (2003)This guide, produced jointly by Tearfund and WaterAid, aims to inform and equip NGOs and other civil society organisations to engage with water policy reform processes that involve the private sector. Community participation in urban water services (2001)British water companies providing water supplies to developing countries could contribute to international efforts to eradicate poverty while improving margins and reducing the risk of failure by adopting the development methods of aid agencies, this report claims.