This is a guest blog by Benson Kandeh, winner of the RWSN@WWW competition for young professionals.. For more information on RWSN's activities for Young professionals, see here. My name is Benson Kandeh and I am a young water professional from Sierra Leone. I work on providing water supply for rural communities in my country through the EMAS technologies … Continue reading My experience at the World Water Week Conference: Water for Society Including all
By Susan Davis, Executive Director
This is a summary of a useful study by Tim Foster. It was actually titled “Predictors of Sustainability for Community-Managed Handpumps in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda,” but as usual I find the reasons for failure useful to share.
The study was published in 2013, but I’ve found that some people who are interested in this kind of rigorous analysis have not heard of it. So I’ve summarized the findings below, in plain English. If you prefer the statistical language please see the original paper.
Where did the data come from?
- Comprehensive water supply inventories were created by the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Uganda, with the support of development partners.
- All three inventories were nation-wide and have technical, institutional…
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The world in which we work is changing. Some changes may be sudden and catastrophic, for example the outbreak of armed conflict, or the impacts of flooding. The wars in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Somalia have resulted in destruction of much water infrastructure. The Pakistan floods of recent years have had similar disastrous results. But … Continue reading Word from the Chair: The Challenge of Change