A Fresh Perspective on WASH and Related Issues with Ed Bourque

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WASH consultant Ed Bourque joins The Water Values Podcast and lends a fresh perspective on WASH issues. Ed discusses the relationships of WASH with integrated water resource management and water governance. His hands on experience living abroad and working in the WASH sector gives a great perspective on how WASH is implemented on the ground. Ed identifies what some of the obstacles to WASH projects are and how to overcome those obstacles to achieve a successful WASH project.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • What WASH is
  • Current status of WASH in the developing world
  • The major metrics for WASH success
  • Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDG #6)
  • Ed’s thoughts on how to attack the scope of the WASH problem
  • How Millenium Development Goals differ from Sustainable Development Goals
  • Different levels of sanitation access
  • WASH issues in urban settings
  • Integrated Water Resource Management and its relationship with WASH
  • Water governance and its relationship with WASH

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