50 years of WASH Experience

All of Oxfam’s WASH resources and minimum requirements. Available for everyone at Oxfam, and those we work with.

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Sani Tweaks

Research shows that many emergency latrines are not used by the people they are intended for.

Sani Tweaks is about simple changes that can fix this: consulting users, modifying latrines, and providing sanitation as a service, not a one-off installation.

Discover Best Practices in Sanitation

Innovation

Collectively, the WASH team have an acknowledged reputation in the sector for research and development initiatives. We also have a long history of developing products which are now used by many agencies, including the Jerry Bucket, steel water tanks and handwashing stand.

Blogs about some of our latest research work are available on Oxfam Views & Voices., including our latest work on measuring quality in humanitarian responses, tiger worm toilets, and solar powered water pumping.

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Our Strategy

Oxfam aims to be the leading player in humanitarian WASH by:

  • demonstrating rapid and high quality emergency response,
  • influencing the WASH sector with evidence of our effectiveness,
  • supporting community resilience in disaster prone and fragile contexts and
  • enhancing national capacity to improve WASH coverage for the most vulnerable.

Read our 2020 WASH Strategy

Supply Centre

All humanitarian agencies can access Oxfam's equipment from the Oxfam Supply Centre. The website includes all specifications and instruction manuals for our kit.

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