Institutions for Sustainability

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Children at a broken water pump – Photo: WaterAid

Why is it important to establish sustainable institutions in WASH?

Our key contributions and reserach in this area:

Our current projects in this area:

Full list of publications related to institutions for sustainability:

  • Mathew K, Zachariah S, Shordt K, Snel M, CAIRNCROSS S, Biran A, Schmidt W-P. 2009. The sustainability and impact of school sanitation, water and hygiene education in southern India. Waterlines; 28(4):275-292. DOI:10.3362/1756-3488.2009.029
  • CAIRNCROSS S, Shordt K, Zacharia S, GovindanBK. 2005. What causes sustainable changes in hygiene behaviour? A cross-sectional study from Kerala, India. Social Science & Medicine 61(10): 2212-20.
  • Waterkeyn J, CAIRNCROSS S 2005. Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs: a cost-effective intervention in two districts in Zimbabwe. Social Science & Medicine 61(9):1958-70.
  • Shordt K, CAIRNCROSS S. 2004.  Sustainability of Hygiene Behaviour and the Effectiveness of Change Interventions. 2 – Findings of a multi-country research study and implications for water and sanitation programmes. Delft, Netherlands: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre.
  • Bolt E, CAIRNCROSS S. 2004.  Sustainability of Hygiene Behaviour and the Effectiveness of Change Interventions. 1 – Lessons learned on research methodologies and research implementation from a multi-country research study. Delft, Netherlands: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
  • Bradley D.J., CAIRNCROSS S., Haines A., Stephens C. 2001 Health and sustainable development. World Summit for Sustainable Development Opinion. London: International Institute for Environment and Development.
  • CAIRNCROSS S, Shordt K 2004. It does last! Some findings from a multi-country study of hygiene sustainability. Waterlines 22 (3): 4-7.

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