A Word from the Chair: Sustainable water services for everyone

ImageThis network of rural water professionals would never argue that services for urban populations are unimportant, or that sanitation and hygiene are less necessary to human health and dignity than water supply.  All people regardless of location need both water supply and sanitation services, and to practise good hygiene – in other words urban and rural WASH.

However two global monitoring reports published this year [1],[2] both highlight two serious imbalances in the way the world addresses WASH

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Welcome to the RWSN blog!

According to the UN, at least 740 million people worldwide do not have access to improved water source, and four out of give of those people live in rural areas.

The purpose of this blog is to stimulate debate on this important topic and what can be done to tackle this critical challenge.