We were saddened to learn that Piers Cross passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on 29 March. Piers was a central figure in the WASH sector for many decades, in many roles at WSP and advising IRC, and was a driving force behind the Sanitation and Water for All partnership. He played a critical … Continue reading In Memoriam: Piers Cross
ENG: RWSN is delighted to announce the first of the 2017 series of webinars (on-line seminars) on rural water supply, running every Tuesday from April 18th, 2017 until June 13th, 2017. This series includes 9 weekly sessions on topics, which were presented and debated during the 2016 RWSN Forum in Abidjan, and related to the … Continue reading New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April – 13th June 2017)
*From the Water Channel* In an area dependent on thin and fragile rainfall, disaster has arrived: drought, massive loss of livestock, just a straw away from famine. “We have 30 berkads (water reservoirs) in this immediate area, but all but a couple are now entirely empty”. Resident of Hagira (Xageera), on the way to Waridaad. … Continue reading Somaliland: the camelback is broken
Billions of people have gained access to clean and safe drinking water since 1990, but data show that huge inequalities remain. How many people have access to clean and safe water? Where do they get it from, and how much do they pay for it? A new report by the World Health Organisation/Unicef Joint Monitoring … Continue reading Access to drinking water around the world – in five infographics
Please join us for this Future Climate for Africa webinar by climate change expert Neil Hart. Friday 17 March 2017, 11:00-12:00 (London, GMT); 13:00-14:00 (Johannesburg) Register for the webinar here. Climate modelling is a key tool in tackling the effects of climate change. Future Climate for Africa is a research programme that aims to generate fundamentally … Continue reading What you always wanted to know about central and southern Africa’s climate – A beginner’s briefing in 15 minutes or less followed by discussion
Celebrate with us at our 40th International Conference! Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services Loughborough University, UK 24-28 July 2017 The call for papers and other contributions is available here. Our conference title reflects our vision and ambition – to learn from our shared experiences and … Continue reading Registration now open for the 40th International WEDC Conference, 24-28 July 2017, Loughborough (UK)
Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas? It certainly can be marketed that way: in India, the use of solar energy for this purpose is helping ease the load on overburdened electricity grids and reduce its carbon footprint. Other… via … Continue reading Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt: Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas?