Investment in rural water supply delivers results – NEW RWSN briefing note on the new JMP report

The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have just released a new report: 25 Year Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water - 2015 Update report and MDG Assessment We have pulled together a 2-side briefing note that pulls out some of the headline figures and conclusion on rural water … Continue reading Investment in rural water supply delivers results – NEW RWSN briefing note on the new JMP report

Sustainable water services take ‘Water & Health’ Conference by storm

I was lucky enough to attend this year's Water & Health Conference at the University of North Carolina. I was even luckier to make it as the skirts of Hurricane Sandy swept up the Atlantic coast before crashing into the American North East. It was a great opportunity to meet, face-to-face, many RWSN members who … Continue reading Sustainable water services take ‘Water & Health’ Conference by storm

Looking through GLAAS

by Johan Gély, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) 2nd UN-Water GLAAS Evaluation Meeting in Bern 2nd and 3rd October 2012 Background The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-water (GLAAS) monitors the inputs, and processes and their outputs (e.g. policies, investments, human resources) that influence the provision and sustainability of drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene … Continue reading Looking through GLAAS

A Word from the Chair: Sustainable water services for everyone

This 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 … Continue reading A Word from the Chair: Sustainable water services for everyone