Month: Jul 2015
13 ways to provide water and sanitation for nine billion people
Summary of Live Q&A discussion on the Guardian Development Professionals Network, which included RWSN input on the expert panel.
How can water be better managed to ensure enough supply for a growing global population? Our panel of water experts have their say.
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Zambia: Borehole Drilling Harming Ground Water
By Charles Simengwa, Stanslous Ngosa, Moffat Chazingwa and Chusa Sichone (http://allafrica.com/stories/201506070300.html)
THE construction sector in Zambia is at an all-time high, with buildings springing up all around the country, particularly in urban areas.
It is a building rush cutting across commercial entities and private individuals who are investing heavily in picturesque houses.
This is a mark of how Zambians have learnt the advantages of becoming homeowners and, consequently, securing the future of their families.
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Engineering for Change article: How to improve the adoption of innovative technology in developing countries
Investment in rural water supply delivers results – NEW RWSN briefing note on the new JMP report
The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have just released a new report: 25 Year Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water – 2015 Update report and MDG Assessment
We have pulled together a 2-side briefing note that pulls out some of the headline figures and conclusion on rural water supply. Please download it from:
http://www.rural-water-supply.net/_ressources/documents/default/1-674-2-1435935827.pdf (0.9 MB)
The new figures from JMP show that most countries have achieved substantial progress towards achieving universal access to water for their citizens.
84% of people living in rural areas now have access to a safe water source in 2015 (up from 62% in 1990)
- “The number of people without access in rural areas has decreased by over half a billion” (1990-2015)
- 17 Countries achieved 100% improved access (1990 – 2015) in rural areas
- Global rural-urban disparities have decreased but large gaps remain – 8 out of ten people without access to an improved water source live in rural areas
- Good progress in most regions but Oceania lags behind and Sub-Saharan Africa has little piped-on-premises improvement
Find out more by downloading the briefing note – and guess which country made the biggest percentage gain in improved access for its rural population? I almost guarantee it won’t what you expected!
If you want to air your thoughts then join the discussion on our LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=3935951