Ten years after the UN General Assembly's declaration of the International Year of Sanitation, people's access to improved water supply, sanitation and hygiene facilities have increased considerably. More people now practise and understand the value of handwashing with soap (or an alternative to soap). During World Water Week 2018, join SNV and its partners reflect on the global WASH sector's achievements, its failures, and dialogue on what it will take to bring rural sanitation progress to scale, and to tailor urban sanitation and hygiene programmes that ensure that all people... in all areas... lead dignified lives. The countdown begins!

Photo: Different habitats, different WASH systems (by Silvana Summa/SNV taken at Ganvie Benin).