Getting to the heart of climate resilient WASH

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

Declining groundwater levels in Malawi impacting rural water supplies

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

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

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

Registration now open for the 40th International WEDC Conference, 24-28 July 2017, Loughborough (UK)

Celebrate with us at our 40th International Conference! Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services Loughborough University, UK 24-28 July 2017 The call for papers and other contributions is available here. Our conference title reflects our vision and ambition – to learn from our shared experiences and … Continue reading Registration now open for the 40th International WEDC Conference, 24-28 July 2017, Loughborough (UK)

NEW! WEDC NOTES ON WASH FOR SMARTPHONES / FOUR NEW WEDC FILMS

------------------------------------------------------------ NEW!  WEDC MOBILE NOTES ON WASH for smartphones and tablets ------------------------------------------------------------ http://wedc.lu/washnotes This collection of illustrated mobile notes on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in low- and middle-income countries has been designed for people on the move. Composed especially for smartphones and tablets, they can be read online or downloaded free of … Continue reading NEW! WEDC NOTES ON WASH FOR SMARTPHONES / FOUR NEW WEDC FILMS

Obituary: Robin Temple Hazell (1927-2017)

by Dotun Adekile, Nigeria I regret to inform you all that Robin Temple Hazell, one of the pioneers of systematic groundwater development in Africa, a member of the RWSN and a contributor to Dgroup discussions, passed away in his home, Bodmin, Cornwall on Sunday, 19th February, 2017. He would have been 90 years on 12th  March, … Continue reading Obituary: Robin Temple Hazell (1927-2017)