:: REGISTER NOW :: RWSN Webinar Series Oct/Nov

We delighted to announce the next RWSN webinar series, which will take place each Tuesday from 9 October onwards. Please register at – https://goo.gl/wZhTsH Follow the link below to sign up for any or all of the weekly RWSN webinars below [9 Oct] Taking stock of solar pumping for domestic water supply – O&M in … Continue reading :: REGISTER NOW :: RWSN Webinar Series Oct/Nov

For rural Tanzanians, water has a social value too

by Lena Farré, recent Post-Graduate from University of Basel, Switzerland, summarises the findings of her Masters degree thesis This exploratory case study carried out in the Kilombero Valley in southwestern Tanzania shows the mechanisms and challenges communities of a rural village face while seeking water access and maintaining their water pumps. The Tanzanian Government and non-governmental … Continue reading For rural Tanzanians, water has a social value too

Ops Talks: Total Cost of Services

re-blogged with thanks from Water for Good sub·si·dy A sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low — Oxford English Dictionary Rural Water Services ARE Subsidized Even the United States has subsidies for rural water services. This doesn’t make something unsustainable. … Continue reading Ops Talks: Total Cost of Services

The overlooked population dynamics of rural Africa

by Matthias Saladin, Skat Rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to continue growing for decades to come. In spite of urbanization, rural populations are not going to disappear. Both as individuals and as organizations, we need to spend more efforts in reaching out to the people in rural areas, and we need to come … Continue reading The overlooked population dynamics of rural Africa

The politics of water: part two

by Naomi Oates, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Future, UK - re-posted from Grantham “Communities themselves, when a borehole is drilled, are supposed to be responsible. They are supposed to have fundraising for maintenance. This is challenging. Often breakdowns are due to simple things. They say ‘we are lacking x, y ,z’. And we ask ‘don’t … Continue reading The politics of water: part two