A third of the glass is three-quarters full

The results of the water and sanitation SDG baseline report are as surprising as finding safely managed drinking water in rural Honduras. But we should be cautious in jumping to conclusions.   It is surprising to meet people like Kristel Castellanos. She is the operator of the drinking water treatment plant of the rural municipality … Continue reading A third of the glass is three-quarters full

Still barking up the wrong tree? Community management: more problem than solution

by Dr Ellie Chowns Received wisdom still suggests that community management is an important component of sustainable water supply in rural areas and small towns. Despite a shift in emphasis “from system to service”, and the idea of “community management plus”, in reality the basic community management model remains standard practice in many countries.  And … Continue reading Still barking up the wrong tree? Community management: more problem than solution

Rural Water Supply and sustainable rural groundwater development – recent academic papers

Low-cost water-lifting from groundwater sources: a comparison of the EMAS Pump with the Rope Pump  Michael F. MacCarthy, Jacob D. Carpenter, James R. Mihelcic Beyond broken pumps and promises: Rethinking intent and impact in environmental health Evan A. Thomas  A critical mass analysis of community-based financing of water services in rural Kenya Tim Foster Hydrogeological … Continue reading Rural Water Supply and sustainable rural groundwater development – recent academic papers

The 2017 RWSN Webinar series closes

The 2017 RWSN early webinar series has ended, after 9 weeks of weekly bilingual (and even trilingual!) online meetings dedicated to rural water supply. We had two great participatory webinars on gender and rural water supply, with stories contributed from RWSN members; a webinar which looked at the intersection between WASH in development and in … Continue reading The 2017 RWSN Webinar series closes

RWSN Evaluation & Strategy for 2018-2020: have your say!

Dear members, RWSN is your network and we really want to hear from you. Over the last years, the network has experienced explosive growth in both its membership and its activities. We are currently conducting an evaluation to inform RWSN's strategy for 2018-2020 and would like to hear your thoughts. What have you got out … Continue reading RWSN Evaluation & Strategy for 2018-2020: have your say!