reposted from: http://www.wateraid.org/news/blogs/2017/february/diy-water-provision-the-advantages-of-self-supply Posted 21 Feb 2017 by Mark Fabian In some contexts, incremental improvements to water supply can offer greater sustainability than can full interventions. Mark Fabian, Regional Technical Advisor for Southern Africa, describes the proven positives of self-supply. In the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector, we see countless methods for delivering safe water … Continue reading DIY water provision: the advantages of self-supply
Some highlights from the RWSN Forum and thoughts on 12 years of a learning journey, by Matthias Saladin, Skat Of course the title is a rhetorical question – no one really expects one specific approach to transform the whole water sector, let alone save the world. Nevertheless, Self-supply as a concept is gaining traction and … Continue reading Can Self-Supply Save the World?
André Olschewski will be leaving Skat and handing over his role as Theme Leader for Accelerating Self-supply (ACCESS) to Matthias Saladin. André reflects on the last five years: Dear all, There is widespread recognition that many people particularly rural dwellers improve their water supplies with their own investments. This was barely part of the … Continue reading Handing over Self-supply
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
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?
Today I write from Oklahoma, USA, having just come to the end of the two and a half day University of Oklahoma 4th biennial WaTER Conference. I had the honour of being one of the keynote speakers at this event, which was attended by over 170 people from 27 countries. It has been an extremely … Continue reading “Your challenges are our challenges”, reflections from Oklahoma, USA
Blog on Self-supply by André Olschewski, Skat Foundation Self-supply are incremental improvements to access and water quality which are financed by own investments. The Self-supply approach and many more interesting topics have been presented and discussed at WEDC Conference 2015 which took place last week in Loughborough, UK. Apparently people’s needs and aspirations related to … Continue reading Imagine there is access to improved water sources but people don’t use it? Imagine there is no water supply, what are people going to do?
by Dr Kerstin Danert, Skat Foundation In Lagos, a city of over 17 million people, water demands are mainly being met from tapping the groundwater that lies beneath the city. Boreholes provide water directly at people’s homes or business premises. Borehole construction is being paid for by householders and businesses themselves. Water vendors, selling water … Continue reading Manually Drilled Wells: Providing water in Nigeria’s Megacity of Lagos and beyond
I've just returned from Liberia, where Kerstin Danert and I, together with Caesar Hall and Jenny Schmitzer are coaching, training and mentoring staff across from government agencies to prepare the first a Sector Performance Report (SPR) for Liberia. Ultimately, this this could become an annual report for the whole WASH sector across the country. It … Continue reading Getting the basics right
re-blogged from WASHfunders.org Editor’s Note:This guest blog was authored by Dr. Kerstin Danert, water and sanitation specialist at the Swiss-based Skat Foundation. Kerstin discusses country-led monitoring and why it’s important for developing country governments to lead the WASH monitoring process. An online community is being formed around country-led monitoring efforts. If you’d like to learn more about … Continue reading Country-led Monitoring of Rural Water Supplies — Is It Just a Dream?