The 'art' in partnerships

Feb. 5, 2019

You can’t do it alone, and government can’t do it alone. Strengthening a WASH system needs a whole partnership of actors working collectively, but what do partnerships need to work well? These partnerships bring together those that make the system controversial and complex in the first place – the agencies,...

Using Network Analysis to Understand Alignment Toward Collective Action

Jan. 7, 2019

At University of North Carolina’s 2018 Water and Health Conference, University of Colorado Boulder's Kimberly Pugel presented two case studies to highlight a method SWS is using to visualize the priorities of each actor within a network by combining standard network analysis with qualitative interviews. SWS partners are seeking to...

Factor and Actor Networks: Alignment of Collective Action Groups for Water Sustainability in Ethiopia

Jan. 7, 2019

As the international water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector moves towards approaches that strengthen the wider political, social, technical, institutional, and environmental sub-systems that keep WASH infrastructure functioning, there is a growing need to understand the organizations, governments, and people that manage and rely on these sub-systems. As no single...

Priority Addressment Protocol: Understanding the Ability and Potential of Sanitation Systems to Address Priorities

Nov. 29, 2018

Davis, A., Javernick-Will, A., Cook, S., 2019. Priority Addressment Protocol: Understanding the Ability and Potential of Sanitation Systems to Address Priorities. Environmental Science & Technology 53, 401–411. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b04761

Summary of the paper's methods and findings that shows multiple qualitative methods and respondent attributes were compared to identify the greatest number of priorities

A comparison of interviews, focus groups, and photovoice to identify sanitation priorities and increase success of community-based sanitation systems

Aug. 3, 2018

Davis, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Cook, S. (2018). Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. DOI: 10.1039/C8EW00391B.

Avoiding Failure: The Use of Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Identify Pathways to Successful Sanitation Interventions

June 25, 2018

Davis, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Cook, S. (2018). Engineering Project Organization Conference. Brijuni, Croatia, June 25-27, 2018.

Political Drivers, Including SDG Indicators, Directly Impact Sanitation Efforts on the Ground

Pugel, K. (2017). IRC.

Multi-Method Approach to Identifying Community Priorities For Sanitation Systems

Davis, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Cook, S. (2017). Engineering Project Organization Conference. Stanford Sierra Camp, CA.

CU Boulder to lead $15.3 million initiative for sustainable water and sanitation for development

Nov. 3, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world. Globally, more than 2.4 billion people lack access to...

A Systems Approach to Sustainable Rural Water Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Walters, J. (2015). Dissertation, University of Colorado Boulder.

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