As Freetown continues to be hit by water crisis, the United States Embassy in Sierra Leone on Monday commissioned the Rain Water Harvesting project that will store about three million, six hundred and seventy one thousand, four hundred ninety five  (3,671,495) gallons they receive from Guma. This water which will be saved by the Embassy… Read More


This is the first quarterly newsletter produced by WASH-Net, The WASH Voice Newsletter. The WASH Voice is a round-up of processes, campaigns and activities in the WASH sectors of Sierra Leone. This newsletter is eight pages and included articles and photos and was published in September 2014.… Read More


With an escalating trend of Ebola, the need for potable water at hospitals, especially emergency treatment units, is very important. Concerns are also emerging from internal Ebola Task Force meetings and the wider WASH environment on contamination possibility of ground water sources. In the wake of such fear, discussions are ongoing to in the international… Read More


The 2nd Annual Review Conference on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) took place on 14th and 15th of July in Freetown. The main objective of the Conference was to take stock of the current status of WASH in Sierra Leone and to identify the way forward. The conference was attended by over 300 sector players.… Read More


Sierra Leone 1st WASH Sector Newsletter

A new sector newsletter has been launched by the Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Sanitation. Download the first edition of WASH News that was published in April 2014, here.  … Read More


Members of the newly established water directorate undertaking monitoring activities in Makeni. Photograph: Adam Smith International

Sierra Leone is predicted to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the next few years, mainly thanks to its large iron ore resources. However, it still faces enormous challenges in developing sustainably, particularly regarding its water management. In an interview with Iain Whitfield, he explains about how Sierra Leone is… Read More