Call for submissions: IWA Water and Development Congress, Argentina – an opportunity to connect rural and urban

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

Call for Abstracts – Sri Lanka Water Conference

3rd Annual Research Symposium The National Water Supply & Drainage Board Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply 20th March, 2017 At The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, Sri Lanka CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Web: http://www.waterboard.lk Email: agmrnd@gmail.com Deadline for Abstract Submission: 30th November 2016 Send Abstracts to: agmrnd@gmail.com Local and international authors are … Continue reading Call for Abstracts – Sri Lanka Water Conference

Sustainability Tools and Clauses

Thoughts on the Sustainability Clauses, by Jonathan Annis

Water, sanitation and hygiene service monitoring

By Jonathan Annis

Maintaining sustainability (or longevity as I prefer to think of it) of water services requires an ecosystem of support. This ecosystem includes but is not limited to policy, financing, planning, learning, harmonization, and technology. The ecosystem is complex and nonlinear; the broad categories are highly interdependent and failure in one aspect can have a domino effect on the others.  Indeed, services are delivered, like children are raised, with the support of an entire village.

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Reflections from the Colorado WASH Symposium

by Jonathan Annis, WASHplus I recently attended the Colorado Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Symposium, hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder. The two-day regional gathering, intended primarily for students, faculty and local WASH professionals within greater Denver WASH community, attracted 130 attendees. A closely knit and cross-disciplinary group of graduate students did a fantastic job … Continue reading Reflections from the Colorado WASH Symposium