re-blogged with thanks from Water for Good sub·si·dy A sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low — Oxford English Dictionary Rural Water Services ARE Subsidized Even the United States has subsidies for rural water services. This doesn’t make something unsustainable. … Continue reading Ops Talks: Total Cost of Services
AfWA RELEASE As part of the implementation of its Business Plan 2018-2022, the African Water Association (AfWA), will be structuring the coordination of all its training activities in the framework of the operationalization of the African Water and Sanitation Academy (AWASA). This will involve setting up a coordination hub headquartered at the International Resource Center … Continue reading African Water and Sanitation Academy (AWASA): The International Resource Centre (IREC) of NWSC, Kampala, Uganda ; your Hub for Africa
UN-Water has released a new report on Water and Sanitation ahead of the High-level Political Forum for Sustanainable Development (HLPF) which presents, for each target, the latest data available for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 global indicators. The report seeks to inform discussions among Member States during the HLPF (9 July -18 July 2018) … Continue reading UN-Water report: SDG6 on Water and Sanitation will not be achieved by 2030 at current rates of progress
by Dr John Butterworth, IRC WASH Ethiopia - re-posted with permission Climate resilient WASH is about new ways of working across the traditional humanitarian and development sectors. We went to one of the harshest spots in Ethiopia, and surely in the world, to find out more. Photo: An existing water point in Afdera, Afar … Continue reading Getting to the heart of climate resilient WASH
RWSN member, Muthi Nhlema, has challenged the government of Malawi over how groundwater is used for rural water supplies: 30% of water points are not working across the country and he points to declining groundwater levels being a major factor. Mr Nhlema therefore challenged the wisdom of further drilling and groundwater development, if the use … Continue reading Declining groundwater levels in Malawi impacting rural water supplies
Thanks to all the RWSN members who took part. Further news on this evaluation should come later in the year.
Please join us for this Future Climate for Africa webinar by climate change expert Neil Hart. Friday 17 March 2017, 11:00-12:00 (London, GMT); 13:00-14:00 (Johannesburg) Register for the webinar here. Climate modelling is a key tool in tackling the effects of climate change. Future Climate for Africa is a research programme that aims to generate fundamentally … Continue reading What you always wanted to know about central and southern Africa’s climate – A beginner’s briefing in 15 minutes or less followed by discussion