Regulating the WASH sector from a human rights lens – IWA/RWSN webinar

Featuring a presentation from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, this webinar aims to:

• exchange experience with and among regulatory actors and practitioners, in particular highlighting barriers and opportunities and share good practices and practical approaches to promoting and implementing the human rights to water and sanitation
• discuss the way forward for the next decade on the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation
• provide input/suggestions for the mandate of the Special Rapporteur

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TYPEWebinar
DURATION60 mins
START DATE13 Feb 2020
START TIME15:00 (Amsterdam time)
LANGUAGEEnglish
FORMATPresentation, Discussion + Q&A

Target Audience

Practitioners in WASH sector, representatives of regulatory agencies

Regulatory actors have an important role in how individuals enjoy their human rights to water and sanitation. They contribute towards the enjoyment of human rights by taking measures to monitor how utilities comply with rules and standards that are in line with the human rights to water and sanitation. Further, they are responsible to ensure that utilities are held accountable for non-compliance. Such regulators are able to oversee services, and to ensure that all – especially the most disadvantaged – are provided with the services they need and deserve. Therefore, in the current world where 1 out of 3 people do not have access to safe drinking water, the role of regulation has been steadily gaining ground in the water (as well as sanitation and hygiene) sector.

It is equally important to note the challenge of regulating WASH services in rural areas and peri-urban informal settlements. In such unserved or underserved areas, many households have no choice but to turn to informal, small-scale providers that operate beyond any institutional oversight. Regulating these actors might not be an easy endeavour, but it is instrumental in guaranteeing the compliance of the services provided with human rights standards.

Learning Objectives

Featuring a presentation from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, this webinar aims to:

• exchange experience with and among regulatory actors and practitioners, in particular highlighting barriers and opportunities and share good practices and practical approaches to promoting and implementing the human rights to water and sanitation
• discuss the way forward for the next decade on the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation
• provide input/suggestions for the mandate of the Special Rapporteur

Host

IWA, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, WaterAid & Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)

Panelists

  • Léo Heller UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation
  • Kelvin Chitumbo Director, National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO)

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Webinar 16.11.2016 / Webinar el día 16.11.2016 – “A tool for Monitoring the Scaling up of Water and Sanitation Technologies”

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From the RWSN secretariat we herewith announce the latest webinar of our mini-series 2016, which will take place on 16.11.2016. The title of the event is “A tool for Monitoring the Scaling up of Water and Sanitation Technologies (TAF – Technology Applicability Framework)” and it will focus on the use of the TAF, which has been presented and discussed previously in this Dgroup. The session will take place in English (2-3 PM Central European Time, please check your local time here) and in Spanish (4-5 PM Central European Time, please check your local time here). We are happy to announce the two presenters and the titles of their presentations:

  • Joshua Briemberg, WaterAid, Nicaragua: TAF as a participative planning and monitoring tool
  • Younes Hassib, GIZ, Germany: Scaling up sanitation solutions in Afghanistan

After the two presentations, you will have the chance to ask questions and participate in the on-line Q&A session and discussion around this topic.

Please use this link in order to register for the sessions.

Recordings and presentations of previous sessions of this mini-series of webinars are available for download and viewing here.

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RWSN webinar: Participation: The key to gender equality in the human rights to water and sanitation?

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RWSN is delighted to announce the first two sessions of our mini-series of webinars (on-line seminars) on October 13, 2016. The first two sessions focus on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and will be take place both in English and in Spanish. Here is the more detailed information:

Topic: Participation: The key to gender equality in the human rights to water and sanitation?

Date: 13.10.2016

Time: 1.30 – 2.30 PM (Central European Time, CET – check this out in your local time zone here)

Speakers:

Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur to the UN on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Mayra Gomez, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Seema Kulkarni, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune India

The event will consist of three short presentations, followed by a Questions&Answer session where all participants are invited to ask questions or make comments. In order to participate, simply use the following link on the day of the webinar – it will take you to a “Skype for Business” session, where you first have to install a plug-in if you never used this platform before. It’s fast and free – after completing this process, you can join the session. We recommend you start this process about 30 minutes before the webinar starts.

https://meet.lync.com/skatconsulting/martinlaeng/D4JNC1YC

Feel free to pass on this message to others – there is no need to register for this event. At RWSN, we are looking forward to a wide and active participation.

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Buenos días

Es con mucho placer que RWSN está anunciando los primeros dos webinars de la mini-serie de otoño 2016, los cuales se efectuarán el 13 de octubre. La primera sesión en español enfocará en el tema de los Derechos Humanos al Agua y Saneamiento. A continuación estamos enviando la información detallada respecto a este evento:

Tema: Participación: ¿La clave para lograr la igualdad de género en el derecho humano a agua y saneamiento?

Fecha: 13.10.2016

Hora: 4.00 – 5.00 PM (Central European Time, CET – para conocer el horario en su zona local, por favor utilizar este  vínculo)

Presentadores:

Léo Heller, Relatador Especial ante Naciones Unidas respecto a los Derechos Humanos al Agua y Saneamiento, Brasil

Mery Quitón, consultora independiente, Bolivia

El evento consistirá de dos presentaciones y posteriormente los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de hacer preguntas o comentarios. Para participar, simplemente hay que hacer clic en el vínculo abajo – le llevará a un sitio de “Skype for Business”, donde tendrá que seguir las instrucciones para instalar el plug-in. Es un proceso rápido y fácil – posteriormente, podrá entrar al webinar. Recomendamos empezar este proceso unos 30 minutos antes de empezar el evento, para asegurar que todo funcione bien.

https://meet.lync.com/skatconsulting/martinlaeng/LM2ND2AY

Por favor, comparta este vínculo con otras personas que podrán estar interesadas – no hay necesidad de registrarse con anterioridad. Por parte de RWSN, nos hace mucha ilusión poder contar con una amplia y activa participación.

WÉBINAIRES – DÉBUT 2015: INSCRIVEZ-VOUS! WEBINARS – EARLY 2015: REGISTER NOW

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À la demande générale, nous avons programmé une nouvelle série passionnante de wébinaires en ce début 2015. Ils auront lieu tous les mardi du 27 janvier au 31 mars inclus.

Back by popular demand, we have an exciting new series of webinars for early 2015, every Tuesday from 27 January to 31 March.

Plusieurs wébinaires sur la collecte des eaux de pluie sont également en cours de programmation par le RWSN et le Canal de l’Eau (TheWaterChannel) – nous vous tiendrons régulièrement informé(e)s à ce sujet.

There will also be more webinars on rainwater harvesting from RWSN and TheWaterChannel – look out for further announcements.

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December 11, 2013 Webinar – Introducing and scaling up sustainable water and sanitation technologies

WASHTech, THE project (2011-2013)

TAF website logo v3The WASHTech Consortium is organising a webinar to introduce the WASHTech’s tools and launch the online resource base

Wednesday 11 December, 12.30-13.30 pm CET

Register here

Background

This webinar introduces two new tools that will help to select water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies that keep working. The first, the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF), has been extensively tested and is now available on www.washtechnologies.net. A second, complementary tool, the Technology Introduction Process (TIP) provides guidance on the roles and activities needed for successful scaling up of technologies.

The TAF manual, questionnaires, Technology Introduction Process guidelines and other key publications are provided as public domain and can be accessed through www.washtechnologies.net. This resource base also provides a platform for sharing experiences on the application of the TAF after completion of the WASHTech project in December 2013.

Programme

  • Evolution of key tools-  the Technology Applicability Framework and the Technology Introduction…

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May 8, 2013 Webinar – Removing Barriers to WASH by the RWSN equity and inclusion group

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Sanitation Updates

The RWSN equity and inclusion group is pleased to announce its latest webinar on Removing Barriers to WASH. If you would like to attend, please inform ShamilaJansz@wateraid.org. For more details, see below:  wateraid-logo

Description: WEDC and WaterAid have developed a new set of ‘Equity and Inclusion in WASH’ learning materials.

We have been collaborating to develop practical training materials for WASH practitioners, to help them analyse and address the problems faced by the most disadvantaged people in accessing WASH services. Extensively field-tested by WaterAid and WEDC in Africa and Asia, the materials are participatory and interactive, and are ideal to facilitate practical collaboration and problem-solving between disabled people and technical service providers. They can be used as stand-alone activities, or as part of a broader training programme. Although rooted in the social model of disability, the scope of the analysis framework has been broadened to encompass exclusion…

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