RWSN mini webinar series 2017 (ENG) / Mini-série de webinaires RWSN 2017(FR) / Mini-serie de webinarios RWSN (SP)

Webinar recordings and presentations now available below for download! English: Thursday 9th November, 2017: Making RWSN work for rural water professionals: results from the RWSN evaluation and new strategy 2018-2023 [ENG, 2.30 pm CET/ 1.30 pm GMT/ 8.30 am EDT] Tuesday, 14th November, 2017: “Grown up” finance for rural water? [ENG, 2.30 pm CET/ 1.30 … Continue reading RWSN mini webinar series 2017 (ENG) / Mini-série de webinaires RWSN 2017(FR) / Mini-serie de webinarios RWSN (SP)

7th RWSN Forum report now available in English and in French

Were you at the #RWSN7 Forum in Abidjan? Watch out for the Forum report showcasing all the work presented and lessons learnt, now available in English and French: Download 7th RWSN Forum report (English) Téléchargez le rapport du 7ème Forum RWSN (Français) Thanks to all the delegates, sponsors and organisers who contributed to making this … Continue reading 7th RWSN Forum report now available in English and in French

Getting groundwater off the ground

How do we  raise capacity for borehole drilling and its management globally? If everyone is to have access to safe and affordable drinking water by 2030, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, detailed attention is required for the siting, drilling and installation of boreholes in every single project in every country. Alas, this … Continue reading Getting groundwater off the ground

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

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