The Water Institute at UNC will release their new WaSH Performance Index on Friday May 8 that will show which countries around the world are leaders in eroding inequalities in and improving access to water and sanitation for their citizens.

Catarina de Albuquerque, vice chair of Sanitation and Water for All and former United Nations special rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, and Edmund J. Cain, vice president of grant programs for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, will offer remarks and participate in discussion at the launch along with the team of UNC researchers who led this project.

The launch event will begin at 10:00 AM in Rosenau Hall’s Mayes Center on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. A live webcast will also be accessible at Media are welcome on-site but must contact The Water Institute for seating as space is limited. Questions from media and the public can be submitted from the webcast site. The full report is available at

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