OpenWASH is a set of innovative learning resources focused on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in urban areas. For more information on the OpenWASH programme, see the Open University (UK) website.

Essential background to WASH. Ethiopia version

Importance of sanitation, the benefits, the methods and the main challenges. Ethiopia version

Social, cultural, financial and institutional issues of WASH. Ethiopia version

Water service delivery in urban settings. Ethiopia version


Government of Ethiopia’s plan to radically improve the provision of safe water and sanitation.



Guidance on using the OpenWASH modules in different teaching contexts