Regulating the WASH sector from a human rights lens – IWA/RWSN webinar

Featuring a presentation from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, this webinar aims to:

• exchange experience with and among regulatory actors and practitioners, in particular highlighting barriers and opportunities and share good practices and practical approaches to promoting and implementing the human rights to water and sanitation
• discuss the way forward for the next decade on the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation
• provide input/suggestions for the mandate of the Special Rapporteur

External support programs to improve rural drinking water service sustainability: a systematic review

This is a guest blog by Meghan Miller. Meghan is completing her PhD in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has conducted both her masters and doctorate research through The Water Institute. The Water Institute recently published a systematic review on external support programs … Continue reading External support programs to improve rural drinking water service sustainability: a systematic review

Floods with silver linings: Redefining how aquifers replenish in dryland Africa

This blog by Sean Furey was originally published in GeoDrilling International and is available here. Drilling for water is only useful if there is good water to be had now and into the future. Since 2013, researchers in the UK-funded programme Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor, have been working all over Africa … Continue reading Floods with silver linings: Redefining how aquifers replenish in dryland Africa

Opportunité de publication: les pompes à motricité humaines pour les services d’eau potable

(photo: (C) Skat Consulting Ltd.) Chers collègues, Il a récemment été suggéré d'entreprendre une revue des questions relatives aux pompes à motricité humaine (PMH) dans les services d'eau potable.  Il s'agirait d'un livre qui remplacerait les documents publiés dans les années 1980, notamment le document "Community water supply : the handpump option" d'Arlosoroff et les … Continue reading Opportunité de publication: les pompes à motricité humaines pour les services d’eau potable

Opportunity to publish: handpumps in drinking water services

(photo: (C) Skat Consulting Ltd.) Dear Colleagues, It has recently been suggested that an up-to-date review of the issues around handpumps in drinking water services be undertaken.  This would be in the form of a book, which supersedes the documents published in the 1980s including Arlosoroff’s “Community water supply: the handpump option” and IRC’s Technical … Continue reading Opportunity to publish: handpumps in drinking water services

My experience at the World Water Week Conference: Water for Society Including all

This is a guest blog by Benson Kandeh, winner of the RWSN@WWW competition for young professionals.. For more information on RWSN's activities for Young professionals, see here. My name is Benson Kandeh and I am a young water professional from Sierra Leone. I work on providing water supply for rural communities in my country through the EMAS technologies … Continue reading My experience at the World Water Week Conference: Water for Society Including all

Arsenic detected in rainwater harvesting tanks in Bolivia

This is a guest blog by Riley Mulhern, a PhD student at the University of North Carolina. If you are interested in issues related to water quality monitoring, you can join our online community here.   In areas of water scarcity around the globe, made worse by climate change and pollution of groundwater, rainwater harvesting remains … Continue reading Arsenic detected in rainwater harvesting tanks in Bolivia

And the winner is… or the tale of how difficult it is for a young professional from Sierra Leone to attend World Water Week

We were very happy to announce Benson Kandeh’s nomination as the winner of the RWSN@WWW competition last month. However, we unfortunately received the news that Benson will be unable to attend the SIWI World Water Week conference, as he was denied a visa to travel to Sweden. This is a huge disappointment to him and … Continue reading And the winner is… or the tale of how difficult it is for a young professional from Sierra Leone to attend World Water Week