Gender relations are critical to nearly every aspect of rural water supply, but rarely addressed in practice by rural water professionals. All water supply programmes affect men and women in different ways, and while practitioners assume their work will benefit women, how do they know whether it will or not, how do they know what … Continue reading Gender and rural water services – lessons from RWSN members
by Léo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation Re-posted from: https://medium.com/@SRWatSan/regulation-of-water-and-sanitation-services-bef44401caf4 Report A/HRC/36/45, submitted by the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council in September 2017, focuses on the role regulatory frameworks play in the implementation of the human rights to water and sanitation at national level. art by aicoculturas … Continue reading Leo Heller on : Regulation of water and sanitation services
The results of the water and sanitation SDG baseline report are as surprising as finding safely managed drinking water in rural Honduras. But we should be cautious in jumping to conclusions. It is surprising to meet people like Kristel Castellanos. She is the operator of the drinking water treatment plant of the rural municipality … Continue reading A third of the glass is three-quarters full
Making water work for women – inspiring stories from around the world The reality in much of the world today is that collecting water for the home is a job done by women – so gender issues are central to everything we do in rural water supply – self-supply, pump design, borehole siting, tariff collection, … Continue reading The most important stories in rural water supply // Les histoires d’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural les plus importants
re-posted from: http://www.wateraid.org/news/blogs/2016/december/making-rights-real-by-supporting-local-government-heroes Louisa Gosling, WaterAid’s Quality Programmes Manager, introduces a guide to using the status of water and sanitation as human rights to drive progress on the ground, and explains how marketing strategies can help us reach our target audiences. The UN officially recognised the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation in 2010. … Continue reading Making rights real by supporting local government heroes
Hello all, After what has been a prolonged period of absence for some members of the “friends list” to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, I would like to touch base with you and renew my commitment to maintaining meaningful contact. As much time has passed, there … Continue reading Update from the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation
Greetings/Buenos días (para el texto en castellano, por favor ver más abajo) RWSN is delighted to announce the first two sessions of our mini-series of webinars (on-line seminars) on October 13, 2016. The first two sessions focus on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and will be take place both in English and in Spanish. Here is the more detailed information: Topic: Participation: … Continue reading RWSN webinar: Participation: The key to gender equality in the human rights to water and sanitation?