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.
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
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
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
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
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
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