New Online Course – Professional Management of Water Well Drilling Projects and Programmes

  We would like to announce to you that the registration is now open for an online course: Professional Management of Water Well Drilling Projects and Programmes – an Overview that will run from the 5 March to 14 April. The course provides an overview of what is required to improve borehole drilling professionalism within … Continue reading New Online Course – Professional Management of Water Well Drilling Projects and Programmes

Why is Groundwater Data important?

by Dr Fabio Fussi, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca The role of groundwater data in rural water supply has changed markedly in over the last few year: 6th RWSN Forum in Kampala, 2011: Some pilot projects of groundwater data collection and organization is presented. Uganda is presenting its groundwater atlas, a promising example for other … Continue reading Why is Groundwater Data important?

WPDx webinar: Beyond Water Point Mapping: Putting Data to Work for Improved Services

Too often, valuable data sits dormant in PDF reports and excel spreadsheets, never being used to its full potential to improve services. Join this webinar and learn from people trying to change that. Joining Global Water Challenge will be Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) sharing findings from their Data Dive of the Water Point Data Exchange … Continue reading WPDx webinar: Beyond Water Point Mapping: Putting Data to Work for Improved Services

Professional Water Wells Drilling: Country Assessments of the Sector

From 2003 to date, assessments of borehole drilling sector cost-effectiveness and professionalism have been undertaken for the following countries: Burkina Faso (Duffau & Ouedraogo, 2009 and Galbane (2011)) Chad (Danert, 2015a) Ethiopia (Carter et al, 2006, and Calow et al, 2012) Ghana (Adekile & Kwei, 2009 and O Dochartaigh et al, 2011b) Kenya (Doyen, 2003 and Armstrong, … Continue reading Professional Water Wells Drilling: Country Assessments of the Sector

Grown-up finance for the rural water sector

The challenge of achieving the SDGs is upon us and with this concrete and short-term objective, the sector is finally taking the issue of financing more seriously, which is a very good thing but not before time. Whilst a few years ago finance was the privilege of a selected few, everyone is now talking about it; however, whether this is a case of better late than never still needs to be proven.

Consultation period on the RWSN Strategy now open – Période de consultation sur la stratégie RWSN maintenant ouverte

The draft RWSN Strategy 2018-2023 can be downloaded here for consultation, and you can also view a short presentation about it here; please leave a comment below or email us, telling us: What you like about the strategy What could be improved If you, or your organisation, could contribute staff time, funding or knowledge to strengthen … Continue reading Consultation period on the RWSN Strategy now open – Période de consultation sur la stratégie RWSN maintenant ouverte

Gender and rural water services – lessons from RWSN members

Gender relations are critical to nearly every aspect of rural water supply, but rarely addressed in practice by rural water professionals. All water supply programmes affect men and women in different ways, and while practitioners assume their work will benefit women, how do they know whether it will or not, how do they know what … Continue reading Gender and rural water services – lessons from RWSN members