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

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

Grown-up finance for the rural water sector

The challenge of achieving the SDGs is upon us and with this concrete and short-term objective, the sector is finally taking the issue of financing more seriously, which is a very good thing but not before time. Whilst a few years ago finance was the privilege of a selected few, everyone is now talking about it; however, whether this is a case of better late than never still needs to be proven.

Still barking up the wrong tree? What is the future of community-managed rural water supplies: Join a live webcast from the Water & Health Conference at UNC

Save the date: Tuesday 17 October 2017 07:30 to 08:30 (US Eastern Standard Time) / 13:30-14:30 (Central European Time) / 17:00-18:00 (India Standard Time) What has happened so far? The issue of community management of rural water supplies has attracted some interesting debate recently. An RWSN blog post by Ellie Chowns, at that time a researcher … Continue reading Still barking up the wrong tree? What is the future of community-managed rural water supplies: Join a live webcast from the Water & Health Conference at UNC

New World Bank study: Sustainability Assessment of Rural Water Service Delivery Models in 16 countries

Download the study here: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/27988 Abstract: With 2.1 billion people – mostly in rural areas – lacking safely managed drinking water and reported low rural water supply functionality rates, the Sustainable Development Goals pose a triple challenge: to reach unserved mostly rural population groups, to raise service levels, and to sustain existing and future services. … Continue reading New World Bank study: Sustainability Assessment of Rural Water Service Delivery Models in 16 countries

Leo Heller on : Regulation of water and sanitation services

by Léo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation Re-posted from: https://medium.com/@SRWatSan/regulation-of-water-and-sanitation-services-bef44401caf4  Report A/HRC/36/45, submitted by the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council in September 2017, focuses on the role regulatory frameworks play in the implementation of the human rights to water and sanitation at national level. art by aicoculturas … Continue reading Leo Heller on : Regulation of water and sanitation services