Sanitation Working Group

This group was responsible for proposing sanitation targets and indicators for global monitoring after 2015. The group is now consulted, as needed, to respond to the comments and recommendations made at the two consultations at the end of 2012 (on Measurability, and the Second Global Stakeholder Consultation). It is made up of a core membership of experts, who meet in regular teleconferences as well as less frequent face-to-face meetings. A wider resource group of experts is drawn on as needed.

Core group of experts:

  • Eddy Perez, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank (WG Chair)
  • Clarissa Brocklehurst, Consultant
  • Sandy Cairncross, LSHTM/SHARE Consortium, UK
  • Cassilda Carvalho, Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Brazil
  • Andy Cotton, WEDC, Loughborough University, UK
  • Jena Davis, Stanford University, USA
  • Therese Dooley, UNICEF
  • Guy Hutton, consultant for Joint Monitoring Programme
  • Pete Kolsky, Water Institute, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Alex McPhail, World Bank
  • Virginia Roaf, Team of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
  • Yaw Asante Sarkodie, senior sanitation expert, Ghana
  • Darren Saywell, Plan International
  • Chris Zurbruegg, EAWAG, Switzerland
  • Alix Zwane, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Wider group of experts:

  • Maria Julia Bocco, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Ned Breslin, Water For People
  • Bertha Briceno, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
  • Alexander Danilenko, IBNET, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
  • Barbara Evans, University of Leeds, UK
  • Soma Ghosh, World Bank
  • Rifat Hossain, JMP, World Health Organisation
  • Anupma Jain, Asian Development Bank
  • Rolf Luyendijk, JMP, UNICEF
  • Meera Mehta, CEPT University, India
  • Eric Mintz, Centers for Disease Control, USA
  • Elisabeth von Müench, GIZ/SUSANA, Germany
  • Ada Oko-Williams, WaterAid Africa
  • Archana Patkar, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
  • Antonio Rodriguez Serrano, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
  • Tom Slaymaker, WaterAid
  • Joep Verhagen, IRC
  • Dominick de Waal, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
  • Gary White, Water.Org

The sanitation working group has been guided by a generic terms of reference for all working groups.

Initially, working groups collected a "long list" of targets and indicators, which were then reduced to a short list based on their appropriateness for global monitoring. Proposals were also made to the sanitation working group for targets and indicators covering equity issues. The short list was later consolidated with targets and indicators from the other working groups and widely consulted. In 2013, the JMP and partners is responsible for proposing a revised targets and indicators.

The support of the individuals and institutions belonging to the sanitation working group is highly appreciated.