In Memoriam: Arun Mugdal

by Rupert Talbot, former Chair of RWSN (UNICEF - retired) "I am writing to let you know that Arun Mudgal died on September 13th after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Although his many friends will surely regret his passing, those of us who visited him in recent times will be glad that he did not linger for longer; Alzheimer's … Continue reading In Memoriam: Arun Mugdal

Ops Talks: Total Cost of Services

re-blogged with thanks from Water for Good sub·si·dy A sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low — Oxford English Dictionary Rural Water Services ARE Subsidized Even the United States has subsidies for rural water services. This doesn’t make something unsustainable. … Continue reading Ops Talks: Total Cost of Services

The overlooked population dynamics of rural Africa

by Matthias Saladin, Skat Rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to continue growing for decades to come. In spite of urbanization, rural populations are not going to disappear. Both as individuals and as organizations, we need to spend more efforts in reaching out to the people in rural areas, and we need to come … Continue reading The overlooked population dynamics of rural Africa