Download the study here: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/27988 Abstract: With 2.1 billion people – mostly in rural areas – lacking safely managed drinking water and reported low rural water supply functionality rates, the Sustainable Development Goals pose a triple challenge: to reach unserved mostly rural population groups, to raise service levels, and to sustain existing and future services. … Continue reading New World Bank study: Sustainability Assessment of Rural Water Service Delivery Models in 16 countries
RWSN is your network and we really want to hear from you! What have you gotten out of the network? How can it be improved to benefit your work in rural water supply? Do you want to have a say in its future? Your opinion matters to us - please take our short survey (10-15 … Continue reading RWSN survey: have your say!
Dear members, RWSN is your network and we really want to hear from you. Over the last years, the network has experienced explosive growth in both its membership and its activities. We are currently conducting an evaluation to inform RWSN's strategy for 2018-2020 and would like to hear your thoughts. What have you got out … Continue reading RWSN Evaluation & Strategy for 2018-2020: have your say!
Dear RWSN Members / Chers membres du RWSN (message en français ci-dessous) We would like to share this thought-provoking article by RWSN member Ajay Paul which appeared on the Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network. It highlights the need to disclose failure for greater accountability in the sector and sustainability of services. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/apr/07/clean-water-everyone-sdg-failure If you have … Continue reading When it comes to water access we keep doing the same thing. And failing
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