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Rainwater Harvesting: harnessing the storm Briefing Note on the RAIN-RWSN webinar series 2014

This 4 page briefing note summarises the key message from the RAIN-RWSN webinars of 2014, which included examples from Honduras, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Mali, Uganda, Somalia, Madagascar and Nepal. | »

Webinar Series 2014 (RAIN - RWSN) Interactive webinars that aim promote sharing of knowledge and experience in rainwater harvesting

The idea is simple. There is hardly a place in the world where it never rains. Rainwater belongs to everyone. And the methods to collect, store, use and reuse rainwater (to ‘harvest’ rainwater) are easy to apply. So why not spread those methods around the world?

RAIN Foundation and RWSN are collaborating on increasing understanding and uptake of rainwater harvesting, and connecting with people who are looking for help in implementing these systems.

This series of webinars show cases some of the innovative approaches being undertaken around the world. | »

The SIASAR Initiative An Information System for More Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Services

The Rural Water and Sanitation Information System (SIASAR) is an innovative platform designed to monitor the development and performance of rural water supply and sanitation (WSS) services. Through this simple tool, data collection and analysis becomes more accessible, more precise, and comparable across countries. The system generates performance indicators that are aggregated at several geographic levels. SIASAR automatically produces rankings and summary reports that detail the performance of communities, infrastructure systems, service providers, and technical assistance providers.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred. | »

Supporting Rural Water Supply Moving towards a Service Delivery Approach

Collectively, billions of dollars have been invested in the provision of rural water supply systems in developing countries over the past three decades. This period has also seen an evolution in thinking and practice around the approaches to delivering water supply to rural populations. We have moved from supply-driven centralised government programming to more demand-driven approaches, based on the philosophy of community participation with community-based management emerging as the principal management vehicle from the 1980s onwards in most countries. In more recent years there has been a call to build on community management with more structured systems of post-construction support and the increasing involvement of local private operators. Global monitoring results tell us that progress is being made and that even including population growth, we are increasing the rate of coverage in many, but not all, countries at a pace that will meet the Millennium Development Goals.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred. | »

Educación de Agua Manual del Estudiante / Manual de Maestro

Este manual está diseñado para ser utilizado como una guía de entrenamiento para profesores, líderes comunitarios y otros interesados en enseñarles a sus comunidades sobre la educación de agua.
Este manual contiene 8 temas diferentes. Cada tema tiene un desglose del plan de lección que puede incluir lo siguiente cuando sea pertinente:
- Preparación requerida
- Procedimiento paso a paso de la lección incluyendo ejercicios
- Afiches
- Puntos claves
Este manual les proveerá a los profesores la información y guía necesaria para conducir los talleres de educación de agua para la comunidad.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred. | »

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