Between January 14 and 17 international grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation participated in a four-day learning event, "Learning What Works" in Cambodia. Attendees were able to tour WaterSHED's Hands-Off Sanitation Marketing program.
In early 2012 WaterSHED and SNV developed a cooperative partnership in rural Cambodia to provide complementary sanitation programs: SNV's program supports CLTS and BCC and WaterSHED facilitates sanitation marketing in joint target districts in Kampong Cham and Takeo provinces with expansion planned in Kampong Speu province in 2013
On 27 September 2012, WaterSHED hosted a forum title, “Make the Impossible Possible” which attracted nearly 200 participants from government institutions, local authority, relevant NGOs, donor communities, private sector, commune council members
On 12th September 2012, WaterSHED hosted a field visit to one of its targeted villages in Kampong Speu province to promote media coverage on rural sanitation.
On 06 August 2012, Jenny Orgill, a PhD student in Environmental Economics; and Gina Turrini, a Master student in Public Policy, from Duke University presented their research findings on household demand for improved water quality during the monthly Water & Sanitation meeting
Despite decades of effort to overcome Cambodia’s lack of improved household sanitation, more than 70 percent of the rural population is still without access to sanitary latrines. To confront this public health challenge, support from the Stone Family Foundation is enabling significant expansion of WaterSHED’s innovative Hands-off sanitation marketing program in Cambodia.