Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: The Foundation for Building Resilience in Climate-Vulnerable Communities
This report seeks to explain how water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) builds people’s resilience to climate change, especially those most vulnerable to its impacts. Investing in clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene makes a lasting difference. While these services do not themselves ensure resilience, communities without them will struggle to be resilient. This report includes case studies from a variety of countries, including Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, and Nepal, each demonstrating what must be done now to improve WASH services and address current challenges, in order to increase community resilience to climate change.