by Malva Baskovich and Berenice Flores Arias Uijtewaal, re-blogged from the World Bank Despite the urbanization trends seen in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC), it seems that the rural population in LAC is decreasing in relative terms. In 2001, official figures indicated that 125 million people in LAC resided in rural areas representing 24% of … Continue reading World Bank: Understanding the “new rurality” in Latin America and what it means to the water and sanitation sector
How many countries have you worked in where an up-to-date national information system for rural water services is used for decision-making?
The challenge of achieving the SDGs is upon us and with this concrete and short-term objective, the sector is finally taking the issue of financing more seriously, which is a very good thing but not before time. Whilst a few years ago finance was the privilege of a selected few, everyone is now talking about it; however, whether this is a case of better late than never still needs to be proven.
It is with great sadness that we have been informed that Mr Abdul Motaleb (61) passed away in the night of 30 April 2017.
Motaleb had over 36 years experience in the Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Sector in Bangladesh and was widely liked and respected figure in the Bangladesh WASH sector.
Eawag-Sandec in collaboration with EPFL, the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program and the World Health Organization are launching the new revamped online course about urban sanitation on 17 October . About the course Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? The course deals with citywide planning and programming and focuses on … Continue reading MOOC “Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies”
RWSN co-convened two sessions at last week’s SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm and presentations are available to download: WASHoholic Anonymous - Confessions of Failure and how to Reform All presentations: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/sites/default/files/panzerbeiter_lt_1400.pdf Build and Run to Last: Advances in Rural Water Services India’s rural water supply services presentation: Solar powered water supply presentation: Ensuring Sustainability … Continue reading #RWSN @ #WWW : the presentations
by Fadel Ndaw, World Bank Global Water Practice - reblogged from http://blogs.worldbank.org/water/3-ways-countries-can-improve-water-supplies-small-towns A public faucet that serves 1,000 families in el Alto, Bolivia. Photo credit: Stephan Bachenheimer / World Bank Small towns* typically have not been well served by national or regional water utilities. Decentralization has become increasingly widely adopted, but even if local governments at … Continue reading 3 ways countries can improve water supplies in small towns
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
So this week, Kerstin Danert , Dotun Adekile and Jose Gesti Canuto are in Zambia running a "Procurement, Contract Management and Costing and Pricing of Borehole Projects" course with 40 water sector professionals as part of the RWSN collaboration between Skat and UNICEF on cost effective boreholes. In Perú, The World Bank and SDC have … Continue reading What’s happening in RWSN?
from the World Bank blog: by Sylvain Adokpo Migan As countries consider how to meet their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), creating water supply services that are more sustainable – with investments that are longer-lasting – is a high priority. This is the case in many rural parts of Africa where today’s villages are quickly becoming … Continue reading No more “business as usual” in Benin’s water sector