by Kelly Ann Naylor, UNICEF, RWSN Chair Accessibility. Availability. Quality. These are the three criteria that define a safely managed drinking water service under SDG 6.1. While accessibility and availability were known challenges for rural water supply services, the scale of the problem of rural water quality was not well quantified, until last year’s WHO/ … Continue reading Word from the RWSN Chair: RWSN to put the “Safe” in Safely Managed Drinking Water
by Sean Furey, Skat Foundation/RWSN Secretariat Director UN Water, the body that coordinates water issues across the United Nations, is currently running a consultation in its draft report: "SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation". You can read the report and add give your feedback. Below are some comments that I have posted … Continue reading Responding to UN-Water SDG6 synthesis on water and sanitation
Posted by Stef Smits (Senior Programme Officer IRC WASH) and Ellen Greggio (Programme Advisor Monitoring & Mapping WaterAid) Countries have committed to reach SDG 6, providing universal access to their population with safely managed water supply services, with country specific targets. This is a process that governments, as duty bearers, need to manage. Therefore they also need to measure progress … Continue reading You cannot manage what you do not measure; but should you measure what you cannot manage?
by Matthias Saladin, Skat / RWSN Secretariat Today is World Water Day, but to be honest, this does not mean much to me. Not that I don’t care about water (who doesn’t?) or about the people who cannot just turn on the tap in the morning for their shower, but somehow 22nd March for me … Continue reading World Water Day – so what?
Dear RWSN Members, With today’s email we are writing to announce the RWSN Forum which is planned for Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire from the 29th November to 1st December 2016, plus 2nd December for field trips and sponsored seminars. The event will comprise plenary and parallel sessions of presentations and interactive workshops as well as presentation … Continue reading “Water for Everyone” joins us at the 7th RWSN Forum
Dear RWSN members and friends, dear colleagues, 2015 was the year that the international community signed off on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Global Goal 6, Target 6.1 is ‘our’ goal: “by 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all”. It is a great goal and an inspiring … Continue reading Word from the Chair – January 2016
Dear Members, After 15 years of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the international community is preparing itself for 15 more years of development ambitions. The MDGs were a success because indeed they worked as ambitions for countries, donors and civil society. They generated discussion on what exactly an improved water and sanitation service is, whether notions … Continue reading View from the Chair: This is the year of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!