In Memoriam: Piers Cross

We were saddened to learn that Piers Cross passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on 29 March. Piers was a central figure in the WASH sector for many decades, in many roles at WSP and advising IRC, and was a driving force behind the Sanitation and Water for All partnership. He played a critical … Continue reading In Memoriam: Piers Cross

Rural water supply access in Tanzania: why has it stagnated?

re-posted from:http://www.ircwash.org/blog/rural-water-supply-access-tanzania-why-has-it-stagnated Despite massive investments in rural water supply in Tanzania, the number of people with access to improved water sources has not increased. This begs the question, what could be the reason for this stagnation? This blog post is written by Lukas Kwezi and Catarina Fonseca  Investments in rural water supply in Tanzania have increased … Continue reading Rural water supply access in Tanzania: why has it stagnated?

#RWSN @ #WWW : the presentations

RWSN co-convened two sessions at last week’s SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm and presentations are available to download: WASHoholic Anonymous - Confessions of Failure and how to Reform All presentations: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/sites/default/files/panzerbeiter_lt_1400.pdf Build and Run to Last: Advances in Rural Water Services India’s rural water supply services presentation: Solar powered water supply presentation: Ensuring Sustainability … Continue reading #RWSN @ #WWW : the presentations

Providing water, sanitation and hygiene services that last forever for everyone, is all about systems.

by Dr Patrick Moriarty, IRC http://www.ircwash.org/blog/it-all-about-systems Systems such as monitoring systems to see whether services are delivered; financing frameworks that define who pays for what and how; and procurement mechanisms for infrastructure development.  Developing those systems – the people, skills, resources – is therefore critical – it will allow us to meet the Sustainable Development … Continue reading Providing water, sanitation and hygiene services that last forever for everyone, is all about systems.

RWSN & UPGro at Africa Water Week: WASH Sector Learning and Joint Sector Review sessions // RWSN & UPGro à la Semaine africaine de l’eau

Next week is Africa Water Week (http://africawaterweek.com/6/) , the event that happens every two years that brings Africa governments together to discuss and share experiences on all aspects of water management and WASH, and provides an interface with the latest innovation and research. If you are attending then please do join RWSN and UPGro partners, … Continue reading RWSN & UPGro at Africa Water Week: WASH Sector Learning and Joint Sector Review sessions // RWSN & UPGro à la Semaine africaine de l’eau

Learning in the rural water supply sector – a complexity perspective

by Felix Knipschild, reblogged from IRC How can I conceptualise and model learning in the rural water supply system in Uganda? This is the challenge I'll be working on for the next 5 months at IRC. I'm a student at Delft University of Technology, following the master Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management. At my faculty, … Continue reading Learning in the rural water supply sector – a complexity perspective

What’s happening in RWSN?

So this week, Kerstin Danert , Dotun Adekile and Jose Gesti Canuto are in Zambia running a "Procurement, Contract Management and Costing and Pricing of Borehole Projects" course with 40 water sector professionals as part of the RWSN collaboration between Skat and UNICEF on cost effective boreholes. In Perú, The World Bank and SDC have … Continue reading What’s happening in RWSN?