Closing the gap between humanitarian aid and development WASH
What is clearly apparent is that humanitarian WASH emergencies, with refugee influxes, often outlast the initial phase and move on to transitional or longer-term WASH programmes.
This could, for example, entail capacity building of local organisations on the challenges and possible solutions from both the humanitarian and development WASH perspective.
I am now working as a global senior humanitarian WASH specialist for Save the Children based in Amman, Jordan.
Further reflection on how the humanitarian and development WASH can work more effectively together is a key opportunity for all those working in WASH with the ultimate goal of creating more effective and lasting WASH services for everyone.
Mason and Mosello argue that the WASH solutions are available, and it is the responsibility of WASH practitioners from both humanitarian and development sectors to lead real change.