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Des Revues sectorielles conjointes (RSC) efficaces pour l'Eau, l'Assainissement et l'Hygiène (EAH) Étude et conseils pratiques - 2016

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Author: DANERT, K, FUREY, S, MECHTA, M and GUPTA, S
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher: World Bank
Institution: World Bank

Cette étude est le premier travail consolidé et référencé portant sur les Revues sectorielles conjointes (RSC) en matière d'eau ou d'eau d'assainissement et d'hygiène (EAH) sur plusieurs pays. Le rapport d'étude et la note d'apprentissage associée, ainsi que l'affiche, analysent les processus de RSC et proposent des conseils pratiques pour leur mise en oeuvre et leur perfectionnement. L'étude définit une méthodologie basée sur des listes visuelles de vérification pour faire le point sur les processus des RSC dans l'EAH. Elle pourrait également constituer une base pour poursuivre plus avant les comparaisons des processus de RSC entre différents pays.

New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April - 13th June 2017) Nouvelle série de webinaires RWSN 2017 (18 avril - 13 juin 2017) / Nueva serie de webinarios RWSN (18 de abril - 13 de junio 2017)

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Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: RWSN

ENG: RWSN is delighted to announce the first of the 2017 series of webinars (on-line seminars) on rural water supply, running every Tuesday from April 18th, 2017 until June 13th, 2017. This series includes 9 weekly sessions on topics, which were presented and debated during the 2016 RWSN Forum in Abidjan, and related to the RWSN themes.

FR: Le RWSN a le plaisir de vous annoncer une nouvelle série de webinaires en 2017 (les séminaires en ligne) qui auront lieu les mardis, du 18 avril 2017 au 13 juin 2017. Cette série comprend 9 sessions hebdomadaires sur des sujets ayant été présentés et débattus lors du RWSN Forum à Abidjan en 2016, et correspondant aux thèmes RWSN.

ES: Desde el secretariado del RWSN tenemos el gusto de anunciar la nueva serie de webinars (seminarios en linea), la cual se efectuará entre el 28 de abril y el 13 de junio del 2017. Esta serie comprende 9 sesiones (una sesión por semana) respecto a los temas discutidos en el Foro RWSN en Abidjan en 2016, los cuales corresponden con los ejes temáticos del RWSN.

Rural Water Supply Network - Annual Report 2016 Enabling practitioners, professionals and ultimately water users to make informed decisions on how to improve and maintain access to safe water in rural areas.

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher: Skat Foundtion
Institution: Rural Water Supply Network

The focus for the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) in 2016 was preparing for, and managing the 7th RWSN Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 29th November to 2nd December with the title “Water for Everyone”. This was the first RWSN Forum to take place in a francophone country in the 25 years since the creation of the network.

Throughout 2016 specific in-country activities included a short-course on Procurement, Contract Management and Costing and Pricing in Zambia and a participative analysis of Manual Drilling in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Workshops organized by the World Bank in Bangkok and Lima on sustainable services drew together government agencies in both regions. Key lessons from both events fed into the RWSN Forum under the RWSN Theme “Sustainable Services”.

RWSN continued to work on strengthening the links between research and practice on groundwater by disseminating the outputs from UPGro (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor) research to the RWSN membership as well as fostering direct linkages between groundwater experts and water supply professionals.

Local Government and Rural Water Services that last: a way forward Rural Water Supply Reality Check

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution:

This paper is a synthesis of the major themes discussed during the local government e-discussion held during May 2015, which included 75 contributions from 58 people presenting experiences in English, French and Spanish and cases from 43 different countries from across the globe. Each week focused on a specific theme. Dedicated week facilitators introduced the theme in the beginning of the week, led the discussion during the week and summarised the main discussion points at the end of the week. The paper highlights the discussed role local government can and does play in ensuring sustainable water service provision, the challenges that local government is facing in fulfilling these roles and responsibilities, and the opportunities for overcoming these challenges.

Proceedings of the 7th RWSN Forum 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2016, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

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Author: FUREY, S. G. (editor)
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: RWSN

The 2016 Rural Water Supply Network Forum in Abidjan was the first global gathering to consider the practical challenge of how everyone worldwide can get access to safe, affordable water by 2030. It was also the first RWSN Forum to take place in a francophone country, in the 25 years since the creation of the network.
The Forum gathered 467 rural water sector practitioners from over 300 organisations from 64 countries in Africa, Asia, Americas, and Europe, in a bilingual (English/French) four day event. It was opened by the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr Daniel Kaplan Duncan. We were joined by HE State Minster James Dengchol Tot, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia, as well as a delegation from AMCOW.

This Forum proceedings compiles all peer-reviewed materials. Separate downloads and links to the films can be found at: https://rwsn7.net/content/

Community management of water points: more problem than solution? RWSN Dgroups discussion synthesis

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Author: Naughton, M.
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher: Skat
Institution: RWSN

This note summarizes some of the broad points of a June 2017 RWSN blog written by Dr Ellie Chowns on communitybased management (CBM) and the ensuing discussion on the RWSN Sustainable Services DGroup, to which many RWSN members contributed .

CBM is the prevalent management model for rural water supply. So what are the issues?
• Lack of accountability: Community management enables government officials and donors alike to abdicate responsibility for ensuring long-term sustainable water services.
• Inefficiency and lack of sustainability: Preventive maintenance is almost never done, repairs are often slow and sub-standard, and committees are unable to collect and save funds.
• Disempowerment: CBM reinforces existing community power relations, thereby breeding conflict rather than strengthening social capital.
• Lack of scalability and dependence on external support: The CBM model has never reliably worked at any scale but is continued due to a lack of viable, or proven alternative. One can always find 'successful' case studies of where it has worked fantastically well – but these tend to be isolated systems, reliant on constant

Harnessing water point data to improve drinking water services

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Author: Dickinson, N., Knipschild, F., Magara, P. & G. Kwizera
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher: WASHNote/IRC Uganda
Institution: Water and Development Alliance (WADA)

This document introduces what water point data are, why they are collected, and how they are used in “The Value of Water Point Data”. The chapter “A Deep Dive: The Case of Uganda” illustrates the use and progressive improvement of water point data in a country that is actively updating and publishing its National Water Atlas.

“From Water Point Data to Improved Water Services” provides an overview of how water point data can be used more effectively to measure services and water resources, strengthen the enabling environment, and improve coordination. It also reviews some innovative approaches under development, such as the remote monitoring of water points. Finally, “Recommendations” provides actionable guidance to a) national governments, b) local governments, c) NGOs and implementers, and d) donors and investors.

7th RWSN Forum Report 2016 Rapport du 7ème Forum RWSN 2016

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Author: Naughton, M.; Furey, S.; Danert, K; Gosling, L.; Greggio, E; Smets, S; Adank, M; Serrano, A; Saladin, M
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher:
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The 2016 Rural Water Supply Network Forum in Abidjan was the first global gathering to consider the practical challenge of how everyone worldwide can get access to safe, affordable water by 2030. It was also the first RWSN Forum to take place in a francophone country, in the 25 years since the creation of the network. The Forum gathered 467 rural water sector practitioners from over 300 organisations from 64 countries in Africa, Asia, Americas, and Europe, in a bilingual (English/French) four day event. It was opened by the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr Daniel Kaplan Duncan. This report is written to reflect the spirit of sharing knowledge and experience, and provides an overview of the presentations, articles, posters, images and films shared at the event, as well as some of the lessons learnt in organising the event itself. The Forum website (rwsn7.net) remains an archive for all the papers, presentations, posters, films and media coverage received during the Forum, in English and in French.

Le Forum du Rural Water Supply Network 2016 à Abidjan était le premier évènement global à considerer les défis liés à l’approvi-sionnement à une eau potable et abordable pour tous d’ici 2030 d’un point de vue pratique. C’était également le premier à avoir lieu dans un pays francophone depuis la creation du réseau il y a 25 ans.
Le Forum a réuni 467 professionnels du secteur de l’eau rurale de 300 organisations et de 64 pays d’Afrique, Asie, Amérique, et de l’ Europe, pendant 4 jours en deux langues (anglais et français). La cérémonie d’ouverture a été présidée par le Premier minister de Côte d’Ivoire, Mr Daniel Kaplan Duncan. Ce rapport est rédigé pour refléter l’esprit de partage de connaissances et d’expérience, et donne un aperçu des présentations, articles, posters, images et films partagés lors de l'évènement, ainsi que les leçons apprises à travers l'organisation de l'évènement. Le site du Forum (rwsn7.net) reste une archive pour tous les articles, présentations, posters, films et couverture médiatique du Forum, en anglais et en français.

Código de Boas Práticas para a Obtenção de Furos Rentáveis

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Author: DANERT, K., ARMSTRONG, T., ADEKILE, D., DUFFAU, B., OUEDRAOGO, I. & KWEI, C.
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

A utilização sustentável das águas subterrâneas é essencial para permitir o acesso universal a água potável. O presente documen-to, o Código de Boas Práticas para a Obtenção de Furos Rentáveis, constitui um ponto de partida para a concretização do acesso económico e sustentável a água potável. O termo “rentáveis” re-fere-se à maximização do investimento realizado a longo prazo. Os furos são feitos para durar por um período entre 20 e 50 anos. Assim, o custo mais baixo nem sempre é o mais rentável, essenci-almente se a qualidade da construção for comprometida para poupar dinheiro. Uma perfuração barata ou a fraca qualidade da construção podem levar a uma falha precoce do poço ou conta-minação do abastecimento de água. Se os furos forem abando-nados de seguida pelos seus utentes, claramente não serão ren-táveis.

O Código de Boas Práticas para a Obtenção de Furos Rentáveis foi oficialmente aprovado pelo Instituto Federal de Geociências e Recursos Naturais da Alemanha (BGR).

RWSN Member survey 2017 Enquête des membres RWSN 2017

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Author: Furey, S and Naughton, M
Year of Publishing: 2017
Publisher:
Institution:

Infographic Summary and Synthesis Report

In an on-going effort to improve the quality of the service provided by the Rural Water Supply Network and the Secretariat, an online survey was launched in July and kept open for four weeks. The survey was publicised through Dgroups, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. The responses were analysed and used by the team conducting the external evaluation of RWSN in 2017.

Over 600 complete and partial responses were logged by the SurveyMonkey software, which is roughly 7% of membership; however the actual number completing all the questions in the survey was 324 - similar to 2015 and 2014.

This document summarises the responses and aggregates the answers from the three languages offered: English, French and Spanish. An infographic summary is available in English and in French.

The Secretariat would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in this survey.

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Résumé infographique et rapport de synthèse

Afin d'améliorer la qualité des services proposés par le Rural Water Supply Network et le Secrétariat, une enquête en ligne a été lancée en juillet et ouverte pendant 4 semaines. L'enquête a été disséminée dans les communautés Dgroups, et à travers LinkedIn, Twitter, et Facebook. Les réponses ont été analysées et utilisées par l'équipe réalisant l'évaluation externe de RWSN en 2017.

Plus de 600 réponses complètes et partielles ont été enregistrées par le logiciel SurveyMonkey, ce qui correspond à 7% des membres; cependant le nombre de personnes ayant complété toutes les questions à l'enquête était 324 - un nombre similaire par rapport à 2015 et 2014.

RWSN Quarterly Newsletters - ENGLISH Archive of current and past newsletters

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution:

RWSN members receive a quarterly email newsletter,which is available in English and French.

PDF versions are posted here, Since 2012, email versions are posted via dgroups (http://dgroups.org/rwsn)

Bulletin trimestriel RWSN

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution:

Les membres de RWSN recevoir un bulletin électronique trimestriel, qui est disponible en anglais et en français.

Les versions PDF sont affichés ici, depuis 2012, les versions électroniques sont transmis via dgroups (http://dgroups.org/rwsn)

S'IL VOUS PLAÎT NOTE QUE AVANT JUILLET 2012 PLUSIEURS DES LIENS CONSULTER LE SITE WEB ET VIEUX SO ne fonctionne plus à partir de 2013. Cependant, tous les documents ont été transférés sur le nouveau site

Rural Water Supply Network: Governance, Roles and Responsibilities January 2016 to December 2018

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Author: Rural Water Supply Network
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: RWSN

Founded as the Handpump Technology Network (HTN) in 1992, by 2015, RWSN has grown from a small group of technical experts focusing on handpumps to a vibrant network of over 8,000 individuals working for over 1,300 organisations 148 countries. RWSN now covers a wide range of issues. This document sets out RWSN’s governance, roles and responsibilities, and was approved by the RWSN Executive Steering Committee in December 2015. This document covers the period January 2016 to December 2018. However, given the evolving nature of the network, earlier modifications, to be approved by the Executive Steering Committee, may be required.

Rural Water Supply Network - Annual Report 2015 Enabling practitioners, professionals and ultimately water users to make informed decisions on how to improve and maintain access to safe water in rural areas.

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Author:
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: RWSN

Firstly, we would like to thank the numerous RWSN members who have contributed to the lively discussions that took place throughout 2015 on our Dgroups, LinkedIn and webinar platforms. We also thank those who share their ideas and opinions more privately with the secretariat and theme leaders.

The RWSN Secretariat and theme leaders were able to undertake their work thanks to the financial and in-kind support from: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Department for International Development (DFID), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – through the UPGro programme, IRC, National Ground Water Association, Oxford University – through the REACH programme, RAIN Foundation, Skat Consulting Ltd., SKH, UNICEF, Volkart Stiftung, WaterAid, World Bank, World Vision, and ZH2O. Thank you very much for your involvement and on-going support for the work of the network.

Review of Self-supply and its support services in African countries Synthesis Report

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Author: Olschewski, A.
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: UNICEF

Over the past decades, in many countries, significant progress has been achieved in improving access to rural water supplies. However, it will be almost impossible to reach universal access by using community supply models alone, as this approach will simply be too costly. For achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensuring universal access to water for all, new approaches and a shift in mindset and policies are needed. Supported Self-supply is a very cost effective service delivery approach which is complementary to communal supplies, is aligned with Human Rights principles, supports equity and inclusiveness and achieving several SDGs.
This Synthesis report summarises the results of a UNICEF funded review of supported Self-supply in Zambia and in Zimbabwe which was conducted in 2015 and reflects on findings from discussions at national workshops in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi and from a webinar on supported Self-supply and Human Rights to Water organized by the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN).

Review of Self-financed Water Supply in Milenge district, Zambia Country Report Zambia

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Author: Olschewski A., Sutton S., Ngoma M.
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: UNICEF

According to the UN Human rights to water and sanitation note (2015) there are three major management models for water supply, one of which is the “individual on-site solution” known as Self-supply. Self-supply is defined as incremental investments to improve access to water and quality of water financed by household investment. This report aims to present ‘adequate strong evidence to support or negate Self-supply acceleration as a service delivery model’ in Zambia. It is based on a review study of piloting of self-financed traditional well improvement in Milenge District, Luapula Province, one of the two poorest districts in the poorest province in Zambia. During the piloting also specific support services were provided such as facilitation of a loan scheme and training of local masons to iprove Self-supply so that there was supported Self-supply as service delivery model.

The study included extensive dry season surveys of waterpoints (200), households (150) and interviews with stakeholders at all levels, undertaken between June and August 2015.

Review of Upgraded Family Well Programme in Makoni & Buhera districts, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe Country Report Zimbabwe

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Author: Olschewski A., Matimati R., Waterkeyn A.
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: UNICEF

This report aims to present the impact of a programme for the upgrading of traditional wells in rural Zimbabwe. The study focuses on two districts in Manicaland province, Makoni and Buhera, where self-financed improvements through the UFW programme were supported some 20 years ago. The study included extensive dry-season surveys of water-points, interviews with households and with stakeholders at all levels that were conducted between September and October 2015. Water quality samples were taken both from sources (from 50 community water points, from 50 traditional wells and from 100 upgraded family wells) and at point-of-use (200 samples).

Procurement, Costing & Pricing and Contract Management of Borehole Construction - Zambia Short Course Report Striving for Professionalism in Cost Effective Boreholes in Zambia

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Author: ADEKILE, D and DANERT, K
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: Skat Foundation

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) Zambia and the Water and Resources Management Authority (WARMA) weresupported by the cooperation of UNICEF and Skat Foundation to strengthen capacity in the country with respect to siting, drilling, supervision, procurement and contract management. The support included the delivery of a five-day short course to 38 participants in Zambia on drilling procurement, costing & pricing and contract management. This report presents the proceedings and outcomes of the course.

Effective Joint Sector Reviews for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) A Study and Guidance - 2016

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Author: DANERT, K, FUREY, S, MECHTA, M and GUPTA, S
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: World Bank
Institution: World Bank

This is the first consolidated and referenced multicountry study of Water or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Joint Sector Reviews (JSRs). The study report and associated Learning Note and Poster provide an understanding of JSR processes and practical guidance on how to introduce and improve them. The study sets out a methodology in the form of visual checklists to reflect and take stock of WASH JSR processes. This could also form the foundation for subsequent cross-country comparisons of the JSR process.

The publications provide an analysis of JSRs as well as practical guidance on how to introduce and effectively manage them. The initial focus of the work was on JSRs in fragile states. However, the contested definitions of a fragile state, arbitrary thresholds as well as the realization that there are common issues with respect to JSRs in nonfragile countries led to a widening of the scope of countries studied. Notably, all countries included are considerably donor dependant for WASH. The study considered 25 countries, and found that between 2001 and 2015, WASH JSRs had taken place in 19 of them.

Note that these documents are review copies.

Wider Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event on Service Delivery Approach to Rural Water Supply Presentations

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

The RWSN Asia-Pacific Learning event was held in Bangkok, hosted by The World Bank, SNV and WaterAid Australia. 57 delegates from 14 governments attended to share knowledge and expertise on rural water services.

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