Access to drinking water around the world – in five infographics

Billions of people have gained access to clean and safe drinking water since 1990, but data show that huge inequalities remain. How many people have access to clean and safe water? Where do they get it from, and how much do they pay for it? A new report by the World Health Organisation/Unicef Joint Monitoring … Continue reading Access to drinking water around the world – in five infographics

What you always wanted to know about central and southern Africa’s climate – A beginner’s briefing in 15 minutes or less followed by discussion

Please join us for this Future Climate for Africa webinar by climate change expert Neil Hart. Friday 17 March 2017, 11:00-12:00 (London, GMT); 13:00-14:00 (Johannesburg) Register for the webinar here. Climate modelling is a key tool in tackling the effects of climate change. Future Climate for Africa is a research programme that aims to generate fundamentally … Continue reading What you always wanted to know about central and southern Africa’s climate – A beginner’s briefing in 15 minutes or less followed by discussion

Registration now open for the 40th International WEDC Conference, 24-28 July 2017, Loughborough (UK)

Celebrate with us at our 40th International Conference! Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services Loughborough University, UK 24-28 July 2017 The call for papers and other contributions is available here. Our conference title reflects our vision and ambition – to learn from our shared experiences and … Continue reading Registration now open for the 40th International WEDC Conference, 24-28 July 2017, Loughborough (UK)

Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt: Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas?

Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas? It certainly can be marketed that way: in India, the use of solar energy for this purpose is helping ease the load on overburdened electricity grids and reduce its carbon footprint. Other… via … Continue reading Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt: Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas?

NEW! WEDC NOTES ON WASH FOR SMARTPHONES / FOUR NEW WEDC FILMS

------------------------------------------------------------ NEW!  WEDC MOBILE NOTES ON WASH for smartphones and tablets ------------------------------------------------------------ http://wedc.lu/washnotes 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 … Continue reading NEW! WEDC NOTES ON WASH FOR SMARTPHONES / FOUR NEW WEDC FILMS

Obituary: Robin Temple Hazell (1927-2017)

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, … Continue reading Obituary: Robin Temple Hazell (1927-2017)