OPEN CALL: Evaluation of RWSN – Call for proposals (ENGLISH ONLY)

Dear Colleagues 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Handpump Technology Network (HTN), which became RWSN in 2006, under the leadership of the late Piers Cross. We are also coming to the end of the current three year strategy period (2015-2017), so during this year we will be developing a new strategy … Continue reading OPEN CALL: Evaluation of RWSN – Call for proposals (ENGLISH ONLY)

Call for submissions: IWA Water and Development Congress, Argentina – an opportunity to connect rural and urban

IWA is well known for its many events and publications, but generally with an urban utility focus.  However, the event below is an unusual opportunity to share experiences between urban, peri-urban, small-town and rural water service provides.  Thanks to the initiative of Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water for People, the IWA Water and Development Congress … Continue reading Call for submissions: IWA Water and Development Congress, Argentina – an opportunity to connect rural and urban

When it comes to water access we keep doing the same thing. And failing

Dear RWSN Members / Chers membres du RWSN (message en français ci-dessous) We would like to share this thought-provoking article by RWSN member Ajay Paul which appeared on the Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network. It highlights the need to disclose failure for greater accountability in the sector and sustainability of services. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/apr/07/clean-water-everyone-sdg-failure If you have … Continue reading When it comes to water access we keep doing the same thing. And failing

In Memoriam: Piers Cross

We were saddened to learn that Piers Cross passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on 29 March. Piers was a central figure in the WASH sector for many decades, in many roles at WSP and advising IRC, and was a driving force behind the Sanitation and Water for All partnership. He played a critical … Continue reading In Memoriam: Piers Cross

New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April – 13th June 2017)

ENG: RWSN is delighted to announce the first of the 2017 series of webinars (on-line seminars) on rural water supply, running every Tuesday from April 18th, 2017 until June 13th, 2017. This series includes 9 weekly sessions on topics, which were presented and debated during the 2016 RWSN Forum in Abidjan, and related to the … Continue reading New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April – 13th June 2017)

Access to drinking water around the world – in five infographics

Billions of people have gained access to clean and safe drinking water since 1990, but data show that huge inequalities remain. How many people have access to clean and safe water? Where do they get it from, and how much do they pay for it? A new report by the World Health Organisation/Unicef Joint Monitoring … Continue reading Access to drinking water around the world – in five infographics