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RWSN and RAIN Foundation establish new a Rainwater Harvesting community Le RWSN et la fondation RAIN ont établi une nouvelle communauté « Collecte de l’Eau de Pluie »

21.05.2013
We are happy to announce the establishment of a new sub-community on Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) managed by the RAIN Foundation (www.rainfoundation.org) . This community is one of the activities within a global program on "Rainwater Harvesting for Food Security" funded by IFAD, focusing on enabling an institutional and policy environment for Rainwater Harvesting. Supporting the mobilisation and strengthening of a range of existing networks towards collective action, is one of the program's main objectives.
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Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer la mise en place d’une nouvelles sous communauté sur la collecte de l’eau de pluie (“Rainwater Harvesting”), gérée par la fondation RAIN (www.rainfoundation.org). Cette communauté est l’une des activités au sein d’un programme global « Collecte de l’Eau de Pluie pour la Sécurité Alimentaire » financé par le FIDA, visant à permettre l’émergence d’un environnement institutionnel et politique pour la collecte de l’eau de pluie. Appuyer la mobilisation et le renforcement d’un ensemble de réseaux existants pour l’action collective est un des principaux objectifs du programme.

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New! Become a RWSN Member Organisation Nouveau! Devenez une organisation membre du RWSN

20.05.2013
We are delighted to announce that it is now possible to join as a ‘Member Organisations’ of RWSN. RWSN is a network of individuals and organisations that are committed to improving water services for the rural poor everywhere in the world. Being a Member Organisation of RWSN is a commitment to sharing knowledge and good practices, and to uphold the statements set out in the RWSN Vision and 2011 Kampala Commitments.

Go to "join us" on the left to find out more

Nous sommes ravis de vous annoncer qu’il est désormais possible de joindre le réseau en tant qu’organisation membre du RWSN. Le RWSN est un réseau d’individus et d’organisations qui s’impliquent pour améliorer les services d’eau pour les pauvres en milieu rural partout dans le monde. Etre une organisation membre du RWSN est un engagement à partager du savoir et des bonnes pratiques, ainsi qu’à respecter les éléments définis dans la Vision du RWSN et les engagements de 2011 de Kampala.

Allez à "join us" à gauche pour en savoir plus

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Survey of Manual Drilling - Results Published Professionalising Manual Drilling

17.04.2013
An online survey on manual drilling ran for six weeks from the 14th February 2013. A total of 50 people from 40 different organisations, working in over 25 countries responded to the survey. The majority of responses (over 40%) were from the private sector, followed by NGOs. Over 85% of the respondents would like to join a community of practice on manual drilling.
This community has been launched on: http://dgroups.org/rwsn/groundwater/handdrilling

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‘No Water, No Pay’ drilling contracts under scrutiny Cost Effective Boreholes e-discussion

26.10.2012
During September and October, RWSN hosted a lively e-discussion on cost effective boreholes and one of the hot topics that emerged was around ‘no water, no pay’ contracts – should drillers be paid for dry holes? The general consensus was that risks should be shared between the driller and the client but that there is no excuse for not doing proper hydrogeological investigations and having thorough drilling supervision.

Nearly 40 people from over 20 countries took part in the lively and detailed discussion. A synthesis of the discussion will be available on Dgroups and on the RWSN website very soon.

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Manage & Support Workshop generates momentum Workshop outcomes

25.10.2012
On 2 & 3 of October, 26 RWSN practitioners from 12 countries came to The Hague, and more joined online, to listen and discuss to issues and experience of maintaining and extending rural water services. Presentations gave perspectives from Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, Ukraine, Madagascar, Brazil, Colombia and South Africa. From the discussions the following way forward was proposed:
- Agree on group’s vision and mission,
- Agree on list of topics for discussion with the wider group
- Identify “leaders” for each topic = Identify a core group committed to providing input in the working group,
- Identify key activities and agree collectively,
- Establish a workplan for year 1,
- Increase group membership (outreach strategy),
- Develop ToRs for the group.
You can find the presentations and workshop report here:

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New RWSN Publication on Rural Water Supplies Performance Measurement National Monitoring of rural water supplies in Uganda

24.08.2012
If you want to understand what is behind the success story of Uganda's National Monitoring of Rural Water Supplies. This new publication from RWSN is worth a read. It also includes ten golden rules for establishing a national performance monitoring system.

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After 2015, MDGs may be replaced by SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals. This needs to contain water What kind of goals will have? Water for all? Water for some? What about rural people? How will sustainable be defined?

16.08.2012
The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) has initiated a consultative process to develop targets and indicators on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to propose to the UN General Assembly in September 2013.

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Costing and Pricing - Cálculo de Custos e Preço

03.08.2012
Publication now available in Portuguese. A publicação já está disponível em Português.

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Rural Water for All – the river may be wide but it can be crossed Report on Rural Water Supplies from the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille

05.07.2012
The 6th World Water Forum was a means to an end. At the event, RWSN raised the profile of rural water supplies and supported enabled exchange and learning. We just published our event report, which sets out key challenges as well as vibrant activities and ideas for ensuring that everyone has access to safe drinking water.

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World Bank Webinars - thank you

12.06.2012
The 11-part RWSN-World Bank webinar series was a huge success with over 1300 people registering from 69 countries - and 70-100 taking part each week. Presenters from the 6th RWSN Forum re-presented their work online, then 1-2 discussants gave their perspectives on the topic, followed by lively question and answer sessions with the participants.

The RWSN Secretariat would like to thank: Elizabeth Kleemeier and her team at the World Bank for hosting this series and their huge organisational effort behind the scenes; the presenters and discussants for their excellent delivery and quick thinking when answering tough questions; and to everyone who took part.

Please get in touch if you would like to suggest any topics or speakers for a future webinar series.

The recordings, presentations and related material can be found at:

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Call for Abstracts: GeoGen2013 Deadline: 1 August 2012

08.06.2012
International Conference - 5 – 7 February 2013
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
GeoGen2013 - Towards sustainable safe drinking water supply in developing countries: The challenges of geogenic contaminants and mitigation measures

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How efficient are multi-village schemes? WASHCost Working paper 18: Costs and service per technology in rural water supply

07.06.2012
WASHCost India reports on costs incurred on each type of technology used for supply water in rural Andhra Pradesh. The new working paper challenges the move towards implementing a high number of expensive multi-village water schemes, since research indicates that such schemes provide low levels of services in comparison to other types of water supply technologies. Read the working paper to learn more

Download from: http://www.washcost.info/page/2043

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