How journalists can use data to improve reporting on water and sanitation issues
April 28, 2016Washington, D.C.

What is the connection between clean water and good health? How do governments provide clean water in sprawling and overcrowded cities? Water and sanitation is a complex and under-reported subject that intersects areas of governance, health, environment, well-being and human rights. In this webinar, World Bank experts showcase how to better understand and report on access to and demand for clean water and improved sanitation. The experts look at different approaches to framing and explain these issues and how to best use data to simplify and localise them.  (Webinar ran live April 28, 2016)

ExpertsEmily Christensen Rand, a World Bank Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist, and Christian Borja-Vega, a World Bank Economist with the Water Global Practices

ModeratorChristopher Conte, former International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Knight Fellow


Full webinar:

Reporting on Water and Sanitation Issues (1:25:40)

Quick clips:


About the webinars

SIEF partnered with Code for Africa and the International Center for Journalists to produce a webinar series to improve journalists’ understanding of key development issues being reported on in low-income countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. These webinars provide journalists with background information to help them more effectively report on education, health, early childhood development and water and sanitation issues, using evidence from impact evaluation research. The webinars provide reporting resources and give participants the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Date: April 28, 2016
  • Location: Washington, D.C.