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  • Athena Infonomics Champions Inclusive Sanitation at 2022 IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition

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    Several members of the Athena Infonomics team participated in a series of captivating events focused on innovative approaches to inclusive sanitation at the 2022 International Water Association World Water Congress and Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark. During a September 13 workshop, Athena Co-founder and Partner Deepa Karthykeyan shared insights from our work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Citywide...

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  • Dr. Y. Malini Reddy Participates in City-Startup Partnership Summit for Water Security

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    In India, the second most populous country in the world, less than 50 percent of the population has access to safely managed drinking water, according to an estimate by UNICEF. With this and other alarming statistics in mind, Dr. Y. Malini Reddy, our Director of WASH in South Asia, participated in and served on the advisory committee for the City-Startup...

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  • Dr. Y. Malini Reddy Discusses Gender-intentional Sanitation During ADBI-Toyo University Event

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    Women and girls are entitled to sanitation options that offer privacy and dignity. Why is this so hard to come by in low- and middle-income countries? Further, limited attention is paid to gender-intentional policies, budgets, and institutional structures that promote equal representation and participation in sanitation decision-making and the workforce. Dr. Y. Malini Reddy, our Director of WASH in...

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  • Athena Infonomics Considers Equity in Service Delivery During World Water Week 2022

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    Athena Infonomics returned to World Water Week with two thought-provoking sessions that brought together international WASH experts to explore ways in which equity can be integrated into the delivery of essential services. In an August 23 session, Athena convened representatives from a number of organizations in the WASH field—including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Water Association,...

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  • Athena and Partners to Implement USAID Liberia’s $30 Million Countywide Sanitation Activity Project

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    USAID Liberia has selected Athena Infonomics’ team, led by Population Services International and including Athena, Concern Worldwide, and Gusceman, Inc as sub-awardees, to implement its new Countywide Sanitation Activity project—a $30 million initiative, the largest sanitation award to date. The Countywide Sanitation Activity is an ambitious, five-year project that aims to end open defecation and achieve universal adoption of...

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  • Athena’s Deepa Karthykeyan Becomes Member of IWA Digital Water Programme Steering Committee

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    Athena Infonomics Co-Founder and Partner Deepa Karthykeyan has been selected as a member of the International Water Association’s Steering Committee of the IWA Digital Water Programme, an initiative that aims to help facilitate the journey of the water industry towards digital uptake and integration into water services. Deepa will be joining nine other newly selected members, who have been tasked with...

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  • Athena Hosts Webinar on Programme Sustainability in the Age of Climate Change

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    On July 21, 2022, Athena Infonomics, Resurgence, and an expert from the UK Met Office’s WISER Programme recently came together to discuss our work on programme sustainability with a focus on improving the quality, accessibility, and use of weather and climate information services at all levels of decision-making in order to advance sustainable development in Africa. Participants included Athena’s Atul Mohan and Michael...

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  • Bhitush Luthra Talks CWIS During the Forum for Inclusive and Resilient Sanitation in Hill Cities

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    Athena Infonomics’ Principal WASH Consultant Bhitush Luthra was recently invited to participate in a consultative workshop during the Forum for Inclusive and Resilient Sanitation in Hill Cities, hosted by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in partnership with BORDA South Asia, the Ladakh Ecological Development and Environmental Group (LEDEG), and the Directorate of Urban Local Bodies, Ladakh. While...

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