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What’s Working, Where, and for How Long A 2016 Water Point Update to the RWSN (2009) statistics

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Author: Banks, B. & S. G. Furey
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: GWC/Skat

• An average of 78% of water points are functional across the 11 countries analyzed.

• The high failure rates early after installation are troubling: almost 15% after one year and 25% of water points are non-functional by their fourth year after installation. This indicates widespread problems with poor quality water point installation, due to a range of problems that may include professionalism and skills around contracts, construction and supervision; borehole siting; lack of quality control of hardware; or lack of post-construction monitoring and problem resolution.

• Handpumps are often singled out as technology that fails, but analysis of other water point types show similar functionality levels, and that tens of thousands of handpumps are providing a service

This poster was peer-reviewed and presented at the 7th RWSN Forum in Abidjan, Cote'Ivoire 2016.

It replaces "Handpump Data 2009 Selected Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa" (2009)

Water Source Protection Exploring ways to incentivise citizens and organisations to manage shared water resources in a fair, equitable way.

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Author: FUREY S. G.
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: RWSN

What is a Water Source Protection Plan?
A Water Source Protection Plan can be an extension of Water Safety Planning. The plan is an agreed statement between stakeholders that establishes objectives, actions, responsibilities and funding. However, it should go beyond the needs of the water infrastructure and actively look for win-win opportunities:

Key Messages
Important to sensitise land and water users in catchments to the impacts of their actions on others; aligning their self-interests with the wider collective interest is vital for avoiding conflict and protecting the rights of poorest, and the quality of the natural environment.

Bottom-up planning is essential where conventional permitting, monitoring and enforcement is ineffective or under-resourced.

More evidence is needed to show how effective locally-focused water source protection and resource management are when scaled up beyond resource-intensive pilot projects.

RWSN Member Survey 2015 Infographic Summary and Synthesis Report

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Author: FUREY S. G.
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

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, Facebook and via RWSN steering committee member organisations. over 600 complete and partial responses were logged by the SurveyMonkey software, which is roughly 10% of membership (though non-members also responded), however the actual number completing all the questions in the survey was 329 - similar to 2014

This document summarises the responses and aggregates the answers from the three languages offered: English, French and Spanish.

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

Multiple Use Water Services - Potential and Challenges for Rural Dwellers (English/Francais/Espanol). E-Discussion on Multiple use water services, 28th of April – 24th of May 2014.

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Author: MUS Group/RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: RWSN
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Multiple Use Water Services - Potential and Challenges for Rural Dwellers.
E-Discussion on Multiple use water services, 28th of April – 24th of May 2014.

Service d’eau à usage multiple - Potentiel et défis pour les habitants en milieu rural.
Discussion en ligne sur les services d’eau à usage multiple, le 28 Avril – 24 Mai 2014.

Servicios de uso múltiple del agua - El potencial y los desafíos para su adopción en áreas rurales
Discusión electrónica sobre los servicios de uso múltiple del agua, del 28 de abril al 24 de mayo de 2014

https://dgroups.org/RWSN/selfsupply/mus/join

RWSN Member Organisation application form Version: 8 May 2013

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution:

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.

Download and fill in this form and send to ruralwater [at] skat.ch or post to: RWSN Secretariat, Skat Foundation, Vadianstrasse 42, CH-9000 St Gallen, Switzerland

Providing a basic level of water and sanitation services that last: COST BENCHMARKS WASHCost Infosheet 1

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Author: WASHCOST
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: IRC
Institution: WASHCOST

This Infosheet provides an overview of the minimum benchmarks for costing sustainable basic services in developing countries.

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

Ten key steps in the Community Managed Project (CMP) approach to rural water supply CMP approach: Effective and sustainable WASH services

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Author: Butterworth, J.
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher:
Institution: COWASH

Community Managed Project (CMP) approach is a way to do rural water supply differently. It is an innovation in community managed water supply that aims to retain and strengthen some of the better aspects of community management while addressing certain key weaknesses, especially a lack of local government capacity to support communities and poor sustainability.

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

RWSN Online Map A quick graphic guide to the RWSN website and discussion groups

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Author: FUREY, S. G.
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

RWSN has expanded its online presence in 2012 with a new website, migration to dgroups for membership and discussions, a LinkedIn group, a blog, plus using Twitter to raise the profile the network and our activities.

This 2-page guide gives a map of the different online platforms and a site map for the new website. Comments and feedback welcome.

Thematic Consultation on Water in the post-2015 development agenda How to engage?

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Author: Cecilia Scharp
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher:
Institution: UNICEF

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