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Professional Drilling Management – Online Course 2022

12 May 2022 at 11:43
An estimated 50% of the global and 75% of the African population rely on groundwater for their drinking water supplies. This is likely to increase in the future, especially in the face of climate change. Drilled water wells are vital to achieving universal, clean drinking water, with the sources safe, affordable, reliable and available. Services … Continue reading "Professional Drilling Management – Online Course 2022"

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Stop the rot: evidence and action for to handpump quality

19 April 2022 at 15:57
Currently, about half a billion people, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), equivalent to half of the population, rely on protected and unprotected groundwater point sources for their main drinking water supplies. With the expected increases in rainfall variability due to climate change, sustainable groundwater sources will be evermore important in supporting resilience in the future. Access … Continue reading "Stop the rot: evidence and action for to handpump quality"

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World Water Forum 9: “We need to act and now, because there is no green without blue and life is blue”

28 March 2022 at 11:25
Short reflection by Maimouna Diop, a Senegalese Young Water Professional who chaired Session 2a4 “Rural Water Supply Management Models” at the World Water Forum 2022, on behalf of RWSN. This forum is definitely the most impactful ever. Dakar has been the capital of water for 6 days. Young people have been mobilized around the world … Continue reading "World Water Forum 9: “We need to act and now, because there is no green without blue and life is blue”"

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Groundwater Resources Management New Online Course – 2022 

22 March 2022 at 11:30
Apply by 11th April 2022 An estimated 75% of the African population relies on groundwater for their drinking water. Groundwater supports social and economic development and will become increasingly important in the face of climate change, droughts and floods. If groundwater is to provide reliable, safe and sustainable water supplies now and for future generations, … Continue reading "Groundwater Resources Management New Online Course – 2022 "

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RWSN updates February 2022 and upcoming events

15 February 2022 at 16:13
Dear RWSN members We hope you all had a great start to 2022. The year is already going in full swing, and we would like to share some RWSN updates and upcoming events with you.  My name is Tommy Ka Kit Ngai and I am the Head of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at WaterAid UK. At the RWSN Executive Steering … Continue reading "RWSN updates February 2022 and upcoming events"

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Resilience of Water Supply in Practice: Experiences from the Frontline

13 January 2022 at 19:45
Guest blog by Leslie Morris-Iverson and St. John Day The protracted Covid-19 pandemic has restricted international travel, cancelled or shifted international conferences on-line and confined many of us to working from home. These changes, along with an awareness of growing and intersecting threats to water supply means it is increasingly important to hear the voices … Continue reading "Resilience of Water Supply in Practice: Experiences from the Frontline"

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What I’ve learned in 10 years of working to make water, sanitation and hygiene inclusive

6 December 2021 at 08:16
by Louisa Gosling on 3 December 2021 on WaterAid WASHmatters, originally a keynote speech at the 42nd WEDC Conference Are we doing enough to make water, sanitation and hygiene services as inclusive as possible? Louisa Gosling shares her reflections on how far we have come, and what else we need to achieve. I started working on equality, inclusion and … Continue reading "What I’ve learned in 10 years of working to make water, sanitation and hygiene inclusive"

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The women's group holding a meeting, in the village of Samabogo, in the Circle of Bla, Region of Segou, Mali, May 2017

Mickson Jakalasi, drawing water from a disability friendly borehole, Simulemba Health Centre, Kasungu, Malawi, July 2018.

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Candles and Rockets – low cost household solutions for better water and air quality

11 November 2021 at 14:05
My name is Reid Harvey. I’m a ceramic industrial designer who has been working in water purification and energy efficient cook stoves for 30 years across Africa and Southern Asia, largely with local village potters. The current challenges of climate change, the pandemic and supply chain issues have struck deeply in the developing world and … Continue reading "Candles and Rockets – low cost household solutions for better water and air quality"

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Rats! Village level ecological-based rodent management

10 November 2021 at 12:47
by Meheretu Yonas, Luwieke Bosma and Frank van Steenbergen Find out more from Meta Meta Research Hygiene is arguably the more forgotten component in WASH. Within WASH, water and sanitation systems have received much attention and there have been important programs to promote hand washing and menstrual health and hygiene, rightly so. But several other … Continue reading "Rats! Village level ecological-based rodent management"

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Rural Community Water Supply: Sustainable Services for All

15 September 2021 at 17:17
Covid-19 gave me the chance to commit to paper (or electronic form, if you prefer) some of my understanding and experience gained over several decades. The outcome is a book, published earlier this year, entitled Rural Community Water Supply: Sustainable Services for All.

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Un guide pratique pour dépasser le jargon entre les spécialistes des thématiques de genre et les praticiens de l’eau.

25 August 2021 at 11:22
Figure 1 Dalia Soda, mécanicienne de pompes, à l’un des forages qu’elle entretient dans le village de Nzeremu, district de Salima, Malawi, juin 2016. (© WaterAid / Alexia Webster) Autonomisation des femmes par le biais d’activités d’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural : Un guide pratique par et pour les praticiens du Réseau d’approvisionnement en … Continue reading "Un guide pratique pour dépasser le jargon entre les spécialistes des thématiques de genre et les praticiens de l’eau."

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Una guía práctica para superar la jerga entre los expertos en género y los profesionales del agua

24 August 2021 at 10:30
Figura 1 La mecánica de bombas Dalia Soda en uno de los pozos que mantiene en el pueblo de Nzeremu, distrito de Salima, Malawi, junio de 2016. (© WaterAid / Alexia Webster) Empoderamiento de las mujeres a través de actividades de suministro de agua en zonas rurales: Una guía práctica por y para los profesionales … Continue reading "Una guía práctica para superar la jerga entre los expertos en género y los profesionales del agua"

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A practical guide to overcome the jargon between gender experts and water practitioners

20 August 2021 at 14:15
Figure 1  Pump mechanic Dalia Soda at one of the boreholes she maintains in the village of Nzeremu, Salima District, Malawi, June 2016. (© WaterAid / Alexia Webster) Women’s empowerment through rural water supply activities: A practical guide by and for practitioners of the Rural Water Supply Network combines inputs and examples from engineers with … Continue reading "A practical guide to overcome the jargon between gender experts and water practitioners"

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New from WaterAid: Piped water supply services: strengthening management models in rural and small town contexts

18 August 2021 at 17:35
Re-blogged from WaterAid Many governments have set ambitious targets for reaching people with piped water services. Providing water taps in people’s homes is one way of achieving safely managed access in line with the Sustainable Development Goal for water. But installing more household taps must come with stronger efforts to professionalise service management, ensure adequate levels of support, and that … Continue reading "New from WaterAid: Piped water supply services: strengthening management models in rural and small town contexts"

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3 ways to improve water security for climate resilience

9 August 2021 at 12:21
1. More accurate and granular analysis of climate risk is needed to increase relevance of climate information 2. Metrics for monitoring climate resilience in water systems are critical to track progress and inform investments for water security 3. New institutional models that improve water security will be critical for climate resilience

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Women using river water for washing in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Sonia Hoque

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El camino hacia el desarrollo de herramientas para el manejo de activos

20 July 2021 at 12:59
Esta entrada fue realizada por PRACTICA Foundation como miembro de la RWSN. En el ultimo post, se mostraron las herramientas para el manejo de activos que se estan desarrollando por la Alianza WASH Internacional. Las experiencias previas demostraron que utilizar un enfoque basado en los usuarios es importante para incrementar el impacto de los proyectos. Para este … Continue reading "El camino hacia el desarrollo de herramientas para el manejo de activos"

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La feuille de route pour le développement d’outils de gestion des actifs (GA)

20 July 2021 at 12:48
Ceci est un blog de la Fondation PRACTICA, organisation membre du RWSN. Dans le précédent article, les outils de GA en cours de développement par la WASH Alliance International ont été présentés. Nos expériences précédentes ont démontré qu’il est important d’adopter des approches inclusives et centrées sur les utilisateurs pour augmenter l’impact des activités du projet. … Continue reading "La feuille de route pour le développement d’outils de gestion des actifs (GA)"

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The road map for Asset Management tools development

20 July 2021 at 12:12
This is a guest blog by RWSN Member Organisation PRACTICA Foundation. In the last blog post, the Asset Management tools under development by the WASH Alliance International were presented. Previous experiences demonstrated that including user-centered approaches is key to increase the impact of project activities. The main activities for this project include a needs’ assessment, … Continue reading "The road map for Asset Management tools development"

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My RWSN mentoring experience

14 July 2021 at 13:42
This is a guest blog by RWSN mentee Edwin Kiprotich Kiplagat , who is currently enrolled in the 2021 RWSN Mentoring Programme . I am Edwin Kiprotich Kiplagat, a young and an ambituous Civil Engineer by training from Kenya. I currently work as an intern for the Water Infrastructure function at SMEC in Kenya. SMEC … Continue reading "My RWSN mentoring experience"

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