NEW! WEDC MOBILE NOTES ON WASH for smartphones and tablets
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 charge.
The link takes you to the list of currently available titles including the WHO Technical Notes on Drinking-water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Emergencies.
Bookmark the link on your phone as the list updates periodically when new notes are added to the collection.
NEW! : WATER SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS â€“ A series of four films
WEDC: Developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation
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Water, Engineering and Development Centre
School of Civil and Building Engineering
Loughborough University, UK
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, 2017.
Continue reading “Obituary: Robin Temple Hazell (1927-2017)”
re-blogged from pS-Eau
L’association Morija a expérimenté le programme WASH Est (2011–2016) dans quatre provinces. L’approche globale eau potable, assainissement et hygiène ainsi expérimentée est actuellement confortée dans la commune de Nobéré à travers le projet Colibri (2015–2019).
Continue reading “Burkina Faso: Une approche à l’épreuve du terrain (zone rurale)”
3rd Annual Research Symposium
The National Water Supply & Drainage Board
Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply
20th March, 2017
At The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, Sri Lanka
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Deadline for Abstract Submission:
30th November 2016
Send Abstracts to: email@example.com
Local and international authors are invited to submit abstracts under the following conference themes.
- Wastewater reuse / Wastewater for Future
- Socio Economic Aspects of Water & Sanitation for Small Communities
- Challenges in Reduction of Water Loss & Revenue Increase
- New Trends in Wastewater Management
- Challenges in Implementation of Wastewater Systems
- Sustainable Sanitation Solutions for Small Communities
- Future Trends of Water Supply
- Business Efficiency in Drinking Water Supply and Wastewater Management
High quality abstracts, with the potential to generate new knowledge, related to completed/on-going studies or based on experience and prepared according to the brochure linked to the news headlines of www.waterboard.lk , would be selected for oral or poster presentations.
All presenters will be given free registration for participation. Further, a limited number of local sponsorships will be offered for foreign presenters.
For more details – Contact: Assistant General Manager (Research & Development), +94112625196, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eawag-Sandec in collaboration with EPFL, the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program and the World Health Organization are launching the new revamped online course about urban sanitation on 17 October .
About the course
Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? The course deals with citywide planning and programming and focuses on specific contexts such as informal settlements. It covers the whole sanitation chain providing detailed
information about appropriate sanitation systems and technologies.
For the 2nd round of this course, we added new videos about recent developments such as sanitation safety planning or excreta flow diagrams.
• Week 1: Introduction to sanitation planning & systems approach
• Weeks 2&3: Sanitation systems & technologies
• Week 4: Urban sanitation solutions – Case studies
• Week 5: Urban sanitation tools
The course is offered for free in English and French with subtitles in Spanish and Hindi. Please visit the course pages to sign up.
• Course in English: http://www.coursera.org/learn/sanitation
• Course in French: http://www.coursera.org/learn/sanitation-fr
Find out more: factsheet-mooc-planning-design-of-sanitation-systems-and-technologies
Fixed-term for 18 months
A good opportunity to undertake innovative research on sanitation and water in developing countries at the internationally renown WEDC (Water Engineering and Development Centre). The role will include: supporting and managing assessments and research on the sustainability aspects of the DFID funded South Asia rural WASH results project. Other work will include research on improving water security for the poor in slums.
A good masters degree in water and sanitation or related subject is essential, as are excellent communication and analytical skills, the ability to carry out research, write reports and a willingness to travel. Practical experience of work on projects or related research in developing countries would be highly advantageous, as well as working as part of a team.
Informal enquiries should be made to Kevin Sansom at WEDC – K.R.Sansom@lboro.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)1509 222885 or 222617.
Application closing date: 13 October 2016.
FULL DETAILS: http://wedc.lu/ra-vacancy
The 2016 WEDC Conference was held in Ghana early this year, bringing together leading practitioners and researchers from across Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH). As always, all the papers are made available online, but if you are looking for those that are relevant to rural water supply, we have produced this collation to help you out:
Continue reading “#WEDC 2016: Rural water papers”
A one-day training course in Dar es Salam, Tanzania Wednesday 20th, 2016.
Background: Transboundary water management is of great importance to Africa as it has been emphasized in the African Water Vision 2025. Almost all Sub-Saharan African countries share at least one international river basin. In Africa there are about sixty transboundary lake and river basins and at least eighty transboundary aquifer basins. A training manual has been complied by a network of partners, including AGW-Net, ANBO, BGR, Cap-Net, IGRAC, IMAWESA, IWMI, IGRAC, and A4A – aqua for all in response to the needs expressed and is designed to help develop capacity on groundwater management within the basin organizations.
The Course: The 6th AWW (http://africawaterweek.com/6/) that takes place in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) in July 18-22, 2016, will launch the manual, and at the same time implement a one-day training course on groundwater management. The course aims to: (1) promote sustainable groundwater resources management within the framework of IWRM in RBOs; (2) make groundwater resources in Africa more “visible” to water managers who are required to manage it sustainably; (3) raise awareness on the importance of groundwater resource to Africa, and especially in light of the growing impacts of climate change. Continue reading “Groundwater Management into River Basin Organizations”
By Prof. Michael E. ‘Aquadoc’ Campana. Re-blogged from: http://aquadoc.typepad.com/waterwired/2016/06/our-ten-cents-groundwater-and-the-8th-world-water-forum.html
It’s been my limited experience that trying to get groundwater on the agenda of the World Water Fora is like the proverbial pulling of teeth from a distraught grizzly bear.
In an ideal world, one should not have to do this because groundwater should be included in the discussions of IWRM, water management, water governance, water conflict, etc. But the powers-that-be don’t see it that way.
Below is a proposal the three organizations whose logos are shown above sent to the World Water Council in time for this week’s 8th World Water Forum Kick-Off session in Brasilia. We limited the text to two pages – one piece of paper – adhering to the KISS [Keep It Short, Stupid!] rule.
Comments are welcomed. The full text follows the PDF.
Download Groundwater at 8WWF_Final
Continue reading “WaterWired: Our Ten Cents: ‘Groundwater and the 8th World Water Forum’”