OSCAR CARLSSON (1928 – 2017) Inventor of the Sholapur Hand Pump (basis of the India Mark II Pump)

by Ruper Talbot Oscar Carlsson, famed designer of the Sholapur hand pump on which the India MK II is based, died in Sweden on January 18th aged 89. Ingrid, his wife of some 60 years, a teacher and social worker, died four months ago. Oscar’s funeral will take place in his home town of Kristianstad, southern … Continue reading OSCAR CARLSSON (1928 – 2017) Inventor of the Sholapur Hand Pump (basis of the India Mark II Pump)

Quelques astuces pour une exploitation des eaux souterraines réussie: séminaire sponsorisé au 7ème Forum du RWSN, Abidjan

Vous exploitez des nappes phréatiques pour améliorer la desserte en eau des zones rurales? Venez participer à cette journée de séminaire et découvrir comment utiliser les eaux souterraines pour établir des systèmes salubres et durables d'approvisionnement en eau. Nous y aborderons nombre de sujets liés à l'exploitation des eaux souterraines, des informations et des données … Continue reading Quelques astuces pour une exploitation des eaux souterraines réussie: séminaire sponsorisé au 7ème Forum du RWSN, Abidjan

RWSN Forum – 24 days to go – 24 jours restantes

Despite at times feeling overwhelmed by sending and receiving an unbelievable number of emails in preparing for the 7th RWSN Forum in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire from the 29th November to 2nd December, there is a wonder about the build-up to the event.  With just over three weeks to go (gulp), the efforts and team spirit … Continue reading RWSN Forum – 24 days to go – 24 jours restantes

Tips for Groundwater Success: A Sponsored Seminar at the 7th RWSN Forum, Abidjan

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Are you involved in groundwater development for rural water services? Come along to this one day seminar to learn more about how to develop groundwater for safe and sustainable water supplies. We will be discussing many aspects of groundwater development, from data and information that can help us understand groundwater resources, to technologies in borehole construction and solar pumping for the delivery of effective water supplies.

Why should I come to this seminar?

This one day seminar – An Understandable Approach to the Development and Use of Groundwater – aims to take some of the mystery out of groundwater development and provide useful, practical information to help you develop effective groundwater supplies.

Groundwater makes up almost 30% of the world’s freshwater reserves, and more than 95% of the available, unfrozen fresh water. Given its broad geographical distribution, general good quality, and resilience to seasonal fluctuations (as compared to…

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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