Bangladesh: Water Service for Dhaka’s Slums

Solving Dhaka’s sanitation issue is simple. Steve Sapienza says the Bangladeshi capital needs only to provide slum residents clean water and worry less about the resources used to pay for it.

Reducing Classroom Casualties

In Bangladeshi schools, co-ed toilets and poor sanitation impede students' attendance and performance, especially for women.

Bangladesh: Village Lessons in Sanitation

The non-government organization Lighthouse shows the value of community-learning on hygiene and sanitation, in its successful program for the west Bangladeshi village of Mostafapur.

Old Dhaka: A Day in the Life

In old Dhaka, the heart of Bangladesh's sprawling capital, water is a constant -- from the over-sized ferries and the annual monsoon rains and floods that define this river delta to the supply and hauling of drinking water without which this mega city of some 14 million people could not survive.

Southern Bangladesh: Climate of Fear

Satkhira district nervously awaits the next "mega-cyclone."

We came to the town of Koyra in this southern corner of Bangladesh to follow up on a news story about how river erosion had suddenly collapsed several houses, sweeping away a five-year-old girl in the process. These kinds of stories appear with alarming regularity, meriting only small mention in The Daily Star, Bangladesh's leading English newspaper.

Dhaka's Gonna Need a Bigger Pump

Sucking sewage from Dhaka's pit latrines, the Vacutug improves water sanitation for the city's exploding population.