Project ID 570GLO2016

The Global Water Pathogen Project will develop a knowledge resource to guide and help reaching future goals of reducing the lack of sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation through creating, publishing and disseminating the state-of-the-art replacement of the current benchmark reference work on water related disease risks and intervention measures, the book Sanitation and Disease Health Aspects of Excreta and Wastewater Management, Feachem et al. 1983. An online platform will help in re-writing and disseminating the new book in printed and electronic format in at least three official languages of the United Nations and following the open access policy of UNESCO.

  • On-going

USD 300,000

Total Project Budget

USD 209,288

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2015.11.03
End Date 2023.06.30
Benchmark as of 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Natural sciences Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 300,000 209,288

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.SC2 - Water science, innovation, education, management, cooperation and governance bolstered for a water secure world in a changing environment
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%