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Water Quality Testing Study, Port Harcourt, Nigeria World Bank Contract#7167983

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Author: KUMPEL, E, ALBERT, J, and KHUSH, R
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: Aquaya
Institution: Aquaya

This water quality study was conducted to help inform pending infrastructure investment programs in the city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in an environment in which very little a priori information was available. It was also intended to build technical capacity within two local institutions. These were the Port Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC), a para-statal water service provider, and the Rivers State Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development (MWRRD), its oversight authority within the state government. The study employs an innovative method for sample selection that relies on widely available remote sensed data, geographic information system (GIS) tools and smartphone-based navigation technology.

RWSN Executive Steering Group Records of Steering Group Meetings

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

The Executive Steering Committee meets online and physically on a regular basis to discuss progress and direction of the network. See 'About RWSN' for more information.

RWSN Water Point Mapping Group A Synthesis of Experiences and Lessons discussed in 2012

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Author: PEARCE, J. and C. HOWMAN
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
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The Rural Water Supply (RWSN) Dgroup for Water Point Mapping has enjoyed lively discussion since its launch in August 2012. Although mapping is still in its pilot-phase in many countries, WASH programmes and projects are increasingly using mapping as a tool to support their work. This report synthesises the online discussions that took place in 2012, highlighting the experiences and lessons learned.

FROM DATA TO DECISION-MAKING: Concept for e-discussion Jan/Feb 2013

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Author: PEARCE, J. and DANERT K.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

This structured e-discussion will enable participants to reflect on the discussions to-date, and move on to share experiences and ideas on the way in which information obtained through mapping is actually used.

Cette e-discussion structurée permettra aux participants de réfléchir sur les discussions actuelles et d’évoluer pour partager les expériences et les idées sur la façon avec laquelle les informations obtenues à travers la cartographie sont effectivement utilisées.

People, Power and Politics Sub-Consultation on Water Governance:

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Author: DANERT, K
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: The World We Want 2015
Institution: Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)

What kind of world do you want, for yourself, for your children and your grandchildren; and for others? As I speak, a high-level panel is preparing a report which will set out a "bold yet practical vision", for Sustainable Development. It will feed into the next UN General Assembly meeting in September 2013. My paper (and 3 minute presentation) People, Power and Politics, is part of a consultation process on Water. These consultations, try to be “bottom up” and to consider the thinking and ideas from civil society, government, UN, the private sector, academia and citizens. In other words YOU!

Let me share some of my thoughts, to trigger your response, and to encourage you to participate in the consultation and help to define a world that you want. The discussion runs from the 28th January to the 4th February 2013.

Status Review of Basic Services Fund (BSF) borehole drilling component in South Sudan (2006-2012)

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Author: LECLERT, L
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher:
Institution: Government of South Sudan/Mott Macdonald

The aim of this status review, requested by DFID, was first, to assess the current operational status of Basic Services Fund (BSF) boreholes drilled between 2006 and 2012, through a borehole functionality assessment, and, second, to evaluate the impact of the recommendations provided to the implementing agencies, through requesting information and feedback on how they have been implementing their drilling activities and the soft component associated to it. The main limitations of this status review included the risks of biased information (as the data was collected mainly by the NGOs that constructed the boreholes) and the fact that it took place during the rainy season, reducing the possibility to access some boreholes.

RWSN Accelerating Self Supply Group 2012 A Synthesis of the E-discussion in November 2012

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Author: OLSCHEWSKI, A
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: RWSN

Self Supply is and will remain a reality in many rural areas for a long period of time. In these areas conventional supplies will not be available to provide all people with sufficient water. We as practitioners have to find a clear answer how to deal with Self Supply. Accelerating Self supply is about to focusing the efforts towards improving and making Self Supply safer. However, Governments must not use Self Supply to step out of their obligation to provide safe water to the population and they have to be held accountable for providing safe water to their people.
This document draws together the very lively disucssion on Self Supply held in RWSN's online community on Accelerating Self Supply in November 2012

RWSN Publication Catalogue January 2013 edition

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Author: FUREY, S. G.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

This document is a comprehensive catalogue of RWSN publications, which can be found on the RWSN website. More recent publications are also available in hardcopy, please contact the RWSN Secretariat for details.

TAF (Step 2): Water - Existing - General Assessment Indicator Sheet

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Author: OLSCHEWSKI, A.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: WASHTech Project
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This package of 18 scoring sheets allows the user group to assess the applicability of any Water Supply technology in a in a context where it has already been introduced.

These are situated to situations where you want to evaluate the successes, failures, opportunities and barriers for existing water supply technology.

How Three Handpumps Revolutionised Rural Water Supplies A brief history of the India Mark II/III, Afridev and the Zimbabwe Bush Pump

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Author: BAUMANN, E. and S. G. FUREY
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

The India Mark II/III, the Afridev and the Zimbabwe Bush Pump are three of the most successful and widespread handpump designs in the world. Over the last quarter of a century, hundreds of thou-sands, if not millions, have been built and installed in wells and boreholes around the world.

Regulation in Rural Areas Briefing Note No. 7

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Author: TREMOLET, S.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
Institution: Triple-S

Regulation is a key function for delivering sustainable water services, both in urban and rural environments. In the context of small towns and rural areas, it may seem difficult to introduce regulatory mechanisms that are able to apply national rules while also balancing potentially conflicting interests at the local level. For this reason, it is often necessary to adopt a mix of approaches to regulate water and sanitation services, relying on a mix of contracts, national level regulatory bodies and in some cases, regulatory relays at the local level.

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

RWSN Annual Report 2012 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: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
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The year 2012 witnessed major changes for the network as it actively engaged the membership through online discussions and online seminars and at key events. This exchange bears testimony to the field realities of improving and sustaining rural water supplies throughout the world. Not only have over 2,500 members joined RWSN, but hundreds are actively sharing their experiences with one another through the online and face to face platforms provided by the network. March saw RWSN take the lead for the Rural Water Supplies at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille – drawing together over 80 solutions from all over the world and exploring how to make water for all and the human right to water a reality.

RWSN Work Plans 2013

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
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The work plans below have been developed by the RWSN theme coordinators to manage activities within the network to work towards the objectives of the 2012-2014 RWSN Strategy.

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

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Author: PENA, L., MICHAUD, D., and J. BIAU
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: The World Bank
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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.

A Synthesis of the 2013 RWSN Water Point Mapping Group e-discussion

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Author: PEARCE, J. and C. HOWMAN
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: WaterAid

A three week e-discussion was held on Dgroups discussing questions around water point mapping

Professionalising Manual Drilling Survey of Manual Drilling Experiences - May 2013

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Author: DANERT, K
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

An online survey was launched on the 14th February 2013 in order to develop an understanding of current experiences of manual drilling from around the world. This document summarises the responses for those who participated.

A total of 50 people from 40 different organisations, working in over 25 countries responded to the survey. Manually drilled wells provide water for drinking, as well as agriculture in at least 23 countries. The survey showed that there is considerable scope for sharing and learning both within and between countries.

Regulating and Monitoring the Technical & Financial Performance of Small Systems/Suivi technique & financier et régulation Understanding, implementing and applying monitoring mechanisms to improve the quality and support the regulation of water services

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Author: FAGGIANELLI, D & DESILLE, D
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Acqua-OING, programme Solidarité Eau
Institution: Acqua-OING, programme Solidarité Eau

Afin d’améliorer la qualité et la durabilité des services d’eau, des mécanismes de suivi ont été testés, produisant pour certains des résultats très positifs. Aujourd’hui il existe une diversité d’expériences de suivi des services d’eau dans plusieurs pays.

With a view to improving the quality and sustainability of water services, a number of monitoring mechanisms have been piloted, some of which have produced highly positive results. Today, there is a wide range of monitoring experience to be found in several countries.

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

Tapping Treasure: Cost-effective boreholes in Sierra Leone Inception Report

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Author: DANERT, K & ADEKILE, D
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: Skat Foundation

The National Water and Sanitation Policy (2010), objective 3.1.4 is to “have systematic and sustainable development and use of groundwater resources”. This includes the development and dissemination of procedures and guidelines governing groundwater development and management. Sierra Leone has considerable untapped potential for borehole drilling. This report summarises the findings from an inception visit in early 2013.

Professionalising Manual Drilling: Malawi A country summary

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Author: HOLME, R, DANERT, K, SITOLO, T, MCGILL J & HOLTSLAG H
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat Foundation & UNICEF

This summary is part of a series that describe the experiences of manual drilling in several countries.
It is estimated that up to 1,000 manually drilled wells exist in Malawi. Documentation on what was undertaken in the past is scant. However an initiative by Mzuzu University Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation SMART Centre in Northern Malawi commenced in 2012, with 50 manually drilled wells constructed by mid-2013. Businesses are being trained in both technical and business aspects of manual drilling. The national water policy does not specifically refer to manual drilling, but the 2012 Sector Performance Report recommends the technology as well as self supply approaches.

RWSN Dgroups guide rapide pour les membres de RWSN

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Author: FUREY, S. G.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

Les discussions peuvent être ad hoc, mais pour stimuler la discussion nous organisons également régulièrement des discussions électroniques structurés plus de 3-4 semaines sur un sujet particulier.
Pour être membre du RWSN vous devez être enregistré dans notre communauté Dgroups: http://dgroups.org/rwsn
Ce guide vise à aider les nouveaux utilisateurs configurer et à utiliser leur compte Dgroups afin qu'ils puissent recevoir des nouvelles et mises à jour à partir du réseau et de participer activement aux discussions en ligne.

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