watsan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

watsan (uncountable)

  1. water and sanitation
    • 2003, Brian Reed, Sustainable environmental sanitation and water services
      While different management options exist for managing water and sanitation services in large towns and cities and also in rural areas, there is limited knowledge on how best to manage watsan services in small towns.
    • 2008 May 19, Rose George, “Send in the Latrines”, New York Times:
      Most developing countries spend less than 0.5 percent of their gross domestic product on watsan, and only 12 percent to 15 percent of that in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa goes to sanitation, according to the 2006 United Nations Human Development Report.