by Gian Melloni, Maria Livia De Rubeis, and Kristina Nilsson of the DRC WASH Consortium In 2013, the idea of rural communities paying for water services was relatively new in DRC: there was a belief in the WASH sector that this context was too fragile for community management of WASH services to be possible.Yet with extremely … Continue reading Tracing a path to sustainable rural water services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UN-Water has released a new report on Water and Sanitation ahead of the High-level Political Forum for Sustanainable Development (HLPF) which presents, for each target, the latest data available for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 global indicators. The report seeks to inform discussions among Member States during the HLPF (9 July -18 July 2018) … Continue reading UN-Water report: SDG6 on Water and Sanitation will not be achieved by 2030 at current rates of progress
By Louisa Gosling, WaterAid and Meleesa Naughton, RWSN Secretariat RWSN has been exploring the question of accountability for sustainable rural water services over the past few months through an e-discussion, a workshop, and webinars in French, English, and Spanish. What is accountability? Accountability is a new topic for the Leave no one behind Theme of … Continue reading Why does accountability matter for sustainable water services?
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)
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
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
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.