Why does accountability matter for sustainable water services?

By Louisa Gosling, WaterAid and Meleesa Naughton, RWSN Secretariat RWSN has been exploring the question of accountability for sustainable rural water services over the past few months through an e-discussion, a workshop, and webinars in French, English, and Spanish. What is accountability? Accountability is a new topic for the Leave no one behind Theme of … Continue reading Why does accountability matter for sustainable water services?

Responding to UN-Water SDG6 synthesis on water and sanitation

by Sean Furey, Skat Foundation/RWSN Secretariat Director UN Water, the body that coordinates water issues across the United Nations, is currently running a consultation in its draft report: "SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation". You can read the report and add give your feedback. Below are some comments that I have posted … Continue reading Responding to UN-Water SDG6 synthesis on water and sanitation

New 2018 RWSN webinar series (April 3rd – June 5th, 2018)

Mark your calendars! RWSN is delighted to announce its 2018 series of 10 webinars dedicated to rural water services, April 3 -June 5, in English, French, Spanish and/or Portuguese! To attend any of the webinars, please register here by April 2nd: http://bit.ly/2prrVf3 We will hear from more than 20 organisations on a range of topics, … Continue reading New 2018 RWSN webinar series (April 3rd – June 5th, 2018)

“The borehole is not a madman” 3 reasons why Community Based Management demands a rethink

by Dr Luke Whaley, Professor Frances Cleaver and Felece Katusiime (UPGro Hidden Crisis) In Uganda, waterpoint committees exist more in name than in reality. Many waterpoints have been ‘personalised’. That is to say, they are under the control of one or a small number of individuals. Moreover, where local management arrangements (of any sort) are effective they … Continue reading “The borehole is not a madman” 3 reasons why Community Based Management demands a rethink

WPDx webinar: Beyond Water Point Mapping: Putting Data to Work for Improved Services

Too often, valuable data sits dormant in PDF reports and excel spreadsheets, never being used to its full potential to improve services. Join this webinar and learn from people trying to change that. Joining Global Water Challenge will be Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) sharing findings from their Data Dive of the Water Point Data Exchange … Continue reading WPDx webinar: Beyond Water Point Mapping: Putting Data to Work for Improved Services

Gender and rural water services – lessons from RWSN members

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