Le Forum RWSN – une opportunité qui n’arrive qu’une fois tous les cinq ans!

Il ne reste maintenant plus que deux mois avant le 7ème Forum RWSN à Abidjan. La plupart des auteurs des présentations, posters et films ont maintenant été informés du statut de leurs soumissions, et nous progressons bien du côté de la logistique également. Je dois également remercier notre cinquantaine d'évaluateurs qui ont fait preuve d'un … Continue reading Le Forum RWSN – une opportunité qui n’arrive qu’une fois tous les cinq ans!

The RWSN Forum – a once in every five-year opportunity!

The 7th RWSN Forum in Abidjan is only two months away. Most of the authors of papers, posters and films have now been informed of their acceptance, and we are progressing well with the logistics for the event. I have to say that the team spirit (with 50 reviewers) as well as the joining of … Continue reading The RWSN Forum – a once in every five-year opportunity!

The Past, Present and Future of Groundwater – Inspiration from the IAH Congress

The 43rd Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) brings together 800 specialists from all around the world. It is the first morning, and I am already inspired. Although the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) has worked alongside and interacted considerably with IAH over its history, I personally only joined IAH this year. However, … Continue reading The Past, Present and Future of Groundwater – Inspiration from the IAH Congress

WEDC Vacancy: Research Associate in Sanitation and Water

Fixed-term for 18 months A good opportunity to undertake innovative research on sanitation and water in developing countries at the internationally renown WEDC (Water Engineering and Development Centre). The role will include: supporting and managing assessments and research on the sustainability aspects of the DFID funded South Asia rural WASH results project. Other work will … Continue reading WEDC Vacancy: Research Associate in Sanitation and Water

RWSN Update – September 2016

  If you are having trouble reading this then download the more readable PDF version: ENGLISH / FRANÇAIS. Pour les francophones - Si vous souhaitez recevoir le bulletin trimestriel en français, veuillez nous écrire un e-mail à ruralwater @ skat.ch intitulé Bulletin Trimestriel en français. English The late Ton Schouten: 1955 – 2016 The sudden … Continue reading RWSN Update – September 2016

#WEDC 2016: Rural water papers

The 2016 WEDC Conference was held in Ghana early this year, bringing together leading practitioners and researchers from across Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH). As always, all the papers are made available online, but if you are looking for those that are relevant to rural water supply, we have produced this collation to help you … Continue reading #WEDC 2016: Rural water papers

Rural Water Supply Research: September 2015

Research and knowledge is critical to improving rural water services worldwide. At RWSN we act as bridge between research, policy and practice.  In recent RWSN newsletters, we have collated the latest in academic research. We have moved that list here to make it more accessible (and the newsletter shorter!).  If we have missed anything, then … Continue reading Rural Water Supply Research: September 2015

#RWSN @ #WWW : the presentations

RWSN co-convened two sessions at last week’s SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm and presentations are available to download: WASHoholic Anonymous - Confessions of Failure and how to Reform All presentations: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/sites/default/files/panzerbeiter_lt_1400.pdf Build and Run to Last: Advances in Rural Water Services India’s rural water supply services presentation: Solar powered water supply presentation: Ensuring Sustainability … Continue reading #RWSN @ #WWW : the presentations

Handing over Self-supply

  André Olschewski will be leaving Skat and handing over his role as Theme Leader for Accelerating Self-supply (ACCESS) to Matthias Saladin. André reflects on the last five years: Dear all, There is widespread recognition that many people particularly rural dwellers improve their water supplies with their own investments. This was barely part of the … Continue reading Handing over Self-supply