In previous years that I have attended the World Water Week in Stockholm I have never shed tears. This morning was the first time. Alongside the current media attention about Calais in France and the erection of fences to stop migration, or seeking of refuge in the UK, the people of Jordan face a situation on a completely different scale. Jordan’s problem deserves not only much more media attention, but also much more action – and not just short term action!
RWSN is at Stockholm World Water Week. We are at stand B9 and we have discussions and interviews with key experts going on all week. We will keep an up to date schedule here, so keep checking back here through the week.
Wednesday 26 Aug
- 9am “Future proofing rural water systems” with Susan Davies (Improve International)
- 1pm “Human Right to Water handbook in the SDG era” with Virgina Roaf and Hannah Neumeyer
- 2pm “Handpump standardisation” with Jess MacArthur, iDE
- 3:30pm “Solar pumps and prepayment systems” with Craig Williams and Andre, Water Missions International
Thursday 27 Aug
- 11am “T-GroUP: Groundwater for the urban poor” with Dr Jenny Grönwall (SIWI)
- 2pm “Reflections on household water treatment and universal water access” Maria Besteman (Basic Water Needs”
Blog on Self-supply by André Olschewski, Skat Foundation
Self-supply are incremental improvements to access and water quality which are financed by own investments. The Self-supply approach and many more interesting topics have been presented and discussed at WEDC Conference 2015 which took place last week in Loughborough, UK.
Apparently people’s needs and aspirations related to water supply and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) do not always match with the level of service provided by interventions of WASH programmes or to put it differently WASH programmes are not always designed and implemented in a way that they satisfy people needs and aspirations.