Update from the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Hello all, After what has been a prolonged period of absence for some members of the “friends list” to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, I would like to touch base with you and renew my commitment to maintaining meaningful contact. As much time has passed, there … Continue reading Update from the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

RWSN Forum Programme Announced Today! Le programme du Forum RWSN est annoncé aujourd’hui!

We are delighted to announce that the programme of the 7thRWSN Forum (29 Nov-2 Dec in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire) is now available.  As you can see, it is a very diverse programme, covering rural and small towns’ water access from policy, financial, practice and user perspectives – with contributions from over42 countries.  It is by … Continue reading RWSN Forum Programme Announced Today! Le programme du Forum RWSN est annoncé aujourd’hui!

Why is there a handpump in the car park?

Invitation to launch event 17 October at 5-6pm About the Smart Handpump Delivering reliable drinking water to millions of rural people in Africa and Asia is an elusive and enduring global goal. A systematic information deficit on the performance of and demand for infrastructure investments limits policy design and development outcomes. Since 2010, the ‘Smart Handpump’ … Continue reading Why is there a handpump in the car park?

RWSN webinar: Participation: The key to gender equality in the human rights to water and sanitation?

Greetings/Buenos días (para el texto en castellano, por favor ver más abajo) RWSN is delighted to announce the first two sessions of our mini-series of webinars (on-line seminars) on October 13, 2016. The first two sessions focus on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and will be take place both in English and in Spanish. Here is the more detailed information: Topic: Participation: … Continue reading RWSN webinar: Participation: The key to gender equality in the human rights to water and sanitation?

MOOC “Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies”

Eawag-Sandec in collaboration with EPFL, the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program and the World Health Organization are launching the new revamped online course about urban sanitation on 17 October . About the course Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? The course deals with citywide planning and programming and focuses on … Continue reading MOOC “Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies”