This specific design research process book is the result and synthesis of: • A market research analysis that showcases the current landscape of toilet products that are both off-grid and available for purchase on the United States market; • A critical analysis and literature review of the sanitation landscape; and • The results of a […]
The work created by the Wish for WASH Thinks community seeks to inform, advocate, educate, reflect and ideate on recent water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related news and research while also acting as a platform for diverse voices to not only contribute to, but to lead innovative and progressive projects within this sector.
Wish for WASH (W4W) is an organization dedicated to educating and innovating in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. The 2021 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team within Wish for WASH hosted a Design Jam for the Atlanta Girls’ School (AGS) Unconscious Bias Summer Institute. The focus of the event “Period Problems” which covered […]
Wish for WASH (W4W) is an organization dedicated to educating and innovating in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. The 2021 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team within Wish for WASH hosted a Design Jam for the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) Teen Virtual workshop series. The focus of the event “Period Problems” which […]
The Weber High School in Atlanta, Georgia approached W4W with an interest in being a part of this pilot program in order to increase design thinking and WASH knowledge in its high school student body. The three, two-hour Design Jams that W4W held for Weber in spring 2021 focused on water, sanitation and menstrual health. […]
The 2021 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team within Wish for WASH hosted a Design Jam for a Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta ‘Earn Your STEM coat’ troop of Cadets (who were between the ages of 11-14 years). The focus of the event “Period Problems” which covered Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) and various stigma […]
Wish for WASH Thinks seeks to expand the off-grid sanitation market. Sections 2 through 4 of this report provide an overview of design considerations, such as external design, sanitation concerns, disability accommodations, and composting options. Section 5 is an abbreviated market research landscape analysis that compares cost estimates and features for some of the toilets […]
Wish for WASH (W4W) is a social impact organization that seeks to innovate in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector through culturally specific research, design, and education. Since 2018, W4W has been expanding its WASH-related educational programming by piloting Design Jams for intergenerational and intersectional audiences. The Weber High School in Atlanta, Georgia approached W4W […]
The Wish for WASH 2020 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team, comprised of 10 W4W members, hosted a Design Jam for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta’s first ever Virtual STEM Expo in November 2020! Read more about the event in the learning report below.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wish for WASH team sought to use the power of design thinking to help support water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)-related homeless initiatives in Atlanta in a creative, interactive, and generative format. This document captures the team’s process, experience and learnings as well as potential next steps for conducting a similar […]
The Wish for WASH (W4W) education team conducted a Design Thinking workshop with a troop from the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. It was an overall success with the 5 W4W team members that led the event and coordinated the logistics for 12 Girl Scouts (approximately ~8-9 years old) that attended with their mothers. This inaugural […]
The OpenIDEO Atlanta and Wish for WASH (W4W) Design Challenge, known as the Design Jam, was a success on the part of OpenIDEO, W4W, and the 10 participants (comprised of both undergraduates and graduate students from the metro-Atlanta area) that attended for the second event of the year. This 2nd collaboration was held on November […]
The OpenIDEO Atlanta and Wish for WASH (W4W) Design Challenge, known as the Design Jam, was a success on the part of OpenIDEO, W4W, and the 20 participants that attended. This inaugural collaboration was held on March 10th, 2019 at the DesignBloc at Georgia Tech and was sponsored by Autodesk Fusion 360. This is summary […]
Beginning in spring of 2018, the Paideia School granted our Wish for WASH team with the opportunity to conduct a composting research project as well as leading the first of several short -term classes contributing to a larger tiny home project. The resulting course, “Giving a S***: Design for a Better World,” is centered around […]
This is a comprehensive overview following the Wish for WASH and Global Growers dry-toilet design, implementation and monitoring project that occurred at the Decatur Kitchen Garden between 2016 and 2017.
This is a needs-assessment report written by Taylor Hendricks, Jasmine Burton, and Mary Ajwang via a joint project between Save the Mothers in Mukono, Uganda and Wish for WASH during the aforementioned writer’s Global Health Corps Fellowship year. The final report is intended for grant applications in an effort to improve the WASH conditions of […]
At the beginning of 2016, the Zambian branch of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) worked with Wish for WASH (W4W), a Georgia Tech founded student startup, to retrofit one of the three-hundred Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) toilets in a Lusaka’s peri-urban compound. The EcoSan toilets, originally […]
This video is a recap of Wish for WASH’s 2016 Zambian learning pilot.