Amongst the flurry of activity related to World Water Day, we would like
to highlight A
guide to equitable water safety planningprepared by the
This tool offers step-by-step
guidance and good practice examples of how to consider equity through the WSP
process to help achieve safe water for all.
We also would like to encourage you to sign up for the new RWSN webinar series dedicated to the 2019 Theme “Leave no one behind” in rural water supply, running every Tuesday from April 16th, 2019 until June 04th, 2019, in English, French and/or Spanish. Click here to register for the webinar series in Englishandfind more information here. Finally, keep up to date with your rural water supply knowledge through our new RWSN Talks. Be sure to subscribe to the playlist to be notified as we post new presentations from our rich archive of webinar recordings.
Finally, keep up to date with your rural water supply knowledge through our new RWSN Talks. Be sure to subscribe to the playlist to be notified as we post new presentations from our rich archive of webinar recordings.
Parmi les nombreuses activités liées à la
Journée mondiale de l’eau, nous aimerions soulignerle guide pour une planification équitable de la sécurité
de l’eau préparé par l’OMS. Cet outil offre des conseils
étape par étape et des exemples de bonnes pratiques sur la façon de tenir
compte de l’équité dans le cadre du processus du planification pour la sécurité
de l’eau afin d’assurer la salubrité de l’eau pour tous.
As part of the celebration of the World Water Day 2015 the rural water sector in Ethiopia organized a 3-day event on Self-supply (19th – 21st March) including a trade fair for producers of Self-supply technology and a 2-day seminar with inputs from international and national speakers. The fair hosted more than 20 local suppliers and producers which allowed potential clients to check technologies in detail, to speak to suppliers and compare products for e.g. water lifting, drilling, water treatment.
Suppliers were invited to to market themselves by giving a 3-minutes pitch to the public. A panel of experts gave feedback so that the brave pitchers could improve on their promotion in the future.
In the international seminar on 20th March, experiences from other countries on accelerating Self-supply were shared as well as the information on steps taken so far to roll out Self-supply in Ethiopia including linkages to small scale agriculture and the multiple use concept.
WHO presented results from various studies on water quality analysis of samples from improved and unimproved sources.It became obvious that the concept of improved/unimproved sources is not good for indicator of safe water supply. This perception was so far one of the key challenges addressed to accept Self-supply.
In the future WHO recommends enforcing its concept of Water Safety Plans and clearly promoted household water treatment for any water used for drinking water in rural areas. The Ethiopian water sector will develop ideas on how to establish and follow up water safety plans in Ethiopia which fit to the Self-supply context.
To attract more people similar fairs are planned for other towns in Ethiopia in the near future.
All slides of the international seminar on Self–supply (20th March) and some photos of the fair will be uploaded on the RWSN website.