A third of the glass is three-quarters full

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

Still barking up the wrong tree? Community management: more problem than solution

by Dr Ellie Chowns Received wisdom still suggests that community management is an important component of sustainable water supply in rural areas and small towns. Despite a shift in emphasis “from system to service”, and the idea of “community management plus”, in reality the basic community management model remains standard practice in many countries.  And … Continue reading Still barking up the wrong tree? Community management: more problem than solution

Call for submissions: IWA Water and Development Congress, Argentina – an opportunity to connect rural and urban

IWA is well known for its many events and publications, but generally with an urban utility focus.  However, the event below is an unusual opportunity to share experiences between urban, peri-urban, small-town and rural water service provides.  Thanks to the initiative of Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water for People, the IWA Water and Development Congress … Continue reading Call for submissions: IWA Water and Development Congress, Argentina – an opportunity to connect rural and urban

When it comes to water access we keep doing the same thing. And failing

Dear RWSN Members / Chers membres du RWSN (message en français ci-dessous) We would like to share this thought-provoking article by RWSN member Ajay Paul which appeared on the Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network. It highlights the need to disclose failure for greater accountability in the sector and sustainability of services. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/apr/07/clean-water-everyone-sdg-failure If you have … Continue reading When it comes to water access we keep doing the same thing. And failing

New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April – 13th June 2017)

ENG: RWSN is delighted to announce the first of the 2017 series of webinars (on-line seminars) on rural water supply, running every Tuesday from April 18th, 2017 until June 13th, 2017. This series includes 9 weekly sessions on topics, which were presented and debated during the 2016 RWSN Forum in Abidjan, and related to the … Continue reading New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April – 13th June 2017)

Rural water supply access in Tanzania: why has it stagnated?

re-posted from:http://www.ircwash.org/blog/rural-water-supply-access-tanzania-why-has-it-stagnated Despite massive investments in rural water supply in Tanzania, the number of people with access to improved water sources has not increased. This begs the question, what could be the reason for this stagnation? This blog post is written by Lukas Kwezi and Catarina Fonseca  Investments in rural water supply in Tanzania have increased … Continue reading Rural water supply access in Tanzania: why has it stagnated?

Call for Abstracts – Sri Lanka Water Conference

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 Web: http://www.waterboard.lk Email: agmrnd@gmail.com Deadline for Abstract Submission: 30th November 2016 Send Abstracts to: agmrnd@gmail.com Local and international authors are … Continue reading Call for Abstracts – Sri Lanka Water Conference