Peering over the fence – how water security can bring business and rural communities together

RWSN/REACH blog post by Sean Furey, Skat Foundation (02.03.2016, Zurich, Switzerland)  In 2015, the World Economic Forum ranked water as the global risk with the greatest potential to impact economies over the next 10 years. So what are companies doing to assess and manage these risks – and could their efforts benefit or worsen the … Continue reading Peering over the fence – how water security can bring business and rural communities together

Problems need problem-solvers

Capacity Development is one of those buzz-phrases that gets used and abused almost as much as Sustainable Development. Capacity has various definitions, but for me, one of the clearest is: "Capacity is the ability of individuals, groups, institutions and organizations to identify and solve problems over time" (Morgan, P. 1993 quoted on p.7 of Capacity … Continue reading Problems need problem-solvers

Zambia: Borehole Drilling Harming Ground Water

By Charles Simengwa, Stanslous Ngosa, Moffat Chazingwa and Chusa Sichone (http://allafrica.com/stories/201506070300.html) THE construction sector in Zambia is at an all-time high, with buildings springing up all around the country, particularly in urban areas. It is a building rush cutting across commercial entities and private individuals who are investing heavily in picturesque houses. This is a … Continue reading Zambia: Borehole Drilling Harming Ground Water

Sustainable water resources management in Sri Lanka: present situation and way forward

by Senevirathne,   Assistant General Manger (Sociology), Sociology Section, NWSDB Sustainable Water Resource Management Sustainable water resource management has become a crucial factor for the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka that faces seasonal variation and competition among water users. One of the biggest concerns for our water-based resources in future is the sustainability of the current … Continue reading Sustainable water resources management in Sri Lanka: present situation and way forward

Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 7

by Delgollage Senevirathne, Assistant General Manager (Sociologist) at the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB), Sri Lanka. NWSDB is an RWSN Member Organisation. To find out more visit the RWSN main website.   (13) Community ownership and responsibilities for modern water resources management Community ownership of water resources is not envisaged. However, the water … Continue reading Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 7

Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 6

by Delgollage Senevirathne, Assistant General Manager (Sociologist) at the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB), Sri Lanka. (10) Gender sensitive approach to and participation in water issues countering caste, political and religious discrimination in access to water Access to water is directly dependent on women participation in fetching water as they are held mainly … Continue reading Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 6

Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 5

by Delgollage Senevirathne, Assistant General Manager (Sociologist) at the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB), Sri Lanka. (8) The social consequences of failure to control excessive ground water extraction There are many instances where excessive groundwater extraction affects the availability of groundwater for other users leading to social consequences. Over extraction of ground water … Continue reading Social Dimension of Water Resource Management in Sri Lanka – Part 5