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International Conference on Manual Irrigation Proceedings HTN Working Paper: WP 01/96

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Author: WISHART, G.
Year of Publishing: 1995
Publisher: RWSN (incl. HTN)
Institution: Skat

This document reports the proceedings of the International Conference on Manual Irrigation held September 4-8, 1995. The conference took place at the Toshali Sands Hotel in Puri, India and included field visits to manual irrigation sites in the state of Orissa.

Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Strategy 2012 to 2014 January 2012

Downloads: 215


Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

The Final RWSN Strategy for 2012-2014, which describes the objectives, partners and activities. This includes 4 new themes and some new core partners.

RWSN Strategy 2015 - 2017

Downloads: 398


Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher:
Institution:

This Strategy sets the direction of the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) for the next three years. It explains what we are trying to achieve, how, why and who. The four themes from the previous strategy will continue, with some changes of focus, and "Mapping & Monitoring" becomes a cross-cutting topic.

This is not the definitive final version so may be subject to change over the next few weeks or months.

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.

Downloads: 139


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.

Who is going to drill the African Boreholes?

Downloads: 113


Author: ROBINSON, A.,
Year of Publishing: 2006
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: WSP, Skat

Private drillers form an essential segment of the borehole drilling sector in Africa. More needs to be known about their abilities and the contribution they can make. Case studies of entrepreneurial drilling companies in four African countries are used to illustrate business strategies and common constraints, and possible ways forward.

Handpump Card Game Playing cards of India Mark II and Afridev pump parts

Downloads: 180


Author: OZE, A.
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: Austrian Red Cross
Institution:

This deck of cards was developed by the Austrian Red Cross for their handpump training course, done in association with Skat and RWSN.

It is a great way of becoming familiar with the handpump components. The deck includes instructions for a number of game variants:
- Top Trumps
- Quiz
- Assembly Collection
- Spare Part Poker
- Sextet
- Team Calculation

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:
Institution:

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.

EMAS Household Water Supply Technologies in Bolivia Increasing Access to Low-Cost Water Supplies in Rural Areas

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Author: MACCARTHY, M.F, BUCKINGHAM, J.W. & MIHELCIC, J.R
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: RWSN

This publication provides background on select EMAS household water supply technologies to the wider sector audience. It assesses and presents experiences with these technologies as used in Bolivia. The document provides: (1) an overview of EMAS household water supply technologies (specifically the EMAS Pump, a percussion-jetting-rotation manual drilling method, and rainwater harvesting systems) and of EMAS’s approach to im-proving water supply, and (2) an independent assessment of these EMAS technologies as used in Bolivia. Reference is given to other available resources related to EMAS technologies, including EMAS training videos that are available on the internet.

Handpump Standardisation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Seeking a Champion RWSN Publication 2015-1

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Author: MacArthur, J.
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

Handpump standardisation is the formal or informal mechanism that governs the varieties of community handpumps used within a particular country. In a handful of countries this also includes stand-ard handpump designs. With over a million handpumps in sub-Saharan Africa and new installations every day, handpump standardisation is still vital for the policy and practices of governments and implementing organisations. While rural water practitioners are polarised about the future of formal standardisation, the extent of informal standardisation is of significant importance to the sustain-ability of handpumps across the continent. Of the thirty-five countries in sub-Saharan using handpumps, formal standardisation has emerged in fifteen through regulations (nine countries), and endorsements (six countries). However in the remaining countries, informal standardisation determines what handpumps are installed where, either through recommendations (fourteen countries), or de facto standardisation (six countries).

Sustainable Operation and Maintenance of Rural Water Supplies: Are we moving in the right direction? Perspectives No 3

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Author: HARVEY, P.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: UNICEF

The sustainability of rural water supplies is affected by a wide range of factors including policies, institutional issues, financing strategies, technology choice, technical quality, the environment, social factors, management models and supply chains.

Sustainable Supply Chains for Rural Water Services: Linking local procurement of handpumps and spare parts supply Field Note No 2011-1

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Author: HARVEY, P.
Year of Publishing: 2011
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: UNICEF, SDC

There is a critical need to increase the sustainability of rural water supply services, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This Field Note outlines why current approaches to supply chain development for spare parts have not worked. It presents a set of solutions to ensure the availability of spare parts for operation and maintenance of rural water systems through integrated supply chains.

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

Downloads: 61


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/

Développement de l’accès durable à l’eau souterraine: utilisation, protection, amélioration Publication 2014-3

Downloads: 191


Author: FUREY, S
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Rural Water Supply Network

La présente publication du Réseau pour l’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural (RWSN) souhaite mieux faire comprendre l’importance cruciale que revêtent les eaux souterraines et souligner les risques qui pèsent sur leur pérennité. Elle s’adresse aux responsables politiques, aux décideurs, aux partenaires gouvernementaux et au grand public. Elle prône une utilisation responsable des eaux souterraines et met en garde contre les abus. Elle encourage les usagers à protéger et à améliorer ces ressources précieuses afin de servir les intérêts à long terme des communautés les plus vulnérables ayant principalement recours aux pompes manuelles.

Sustainable Groundwater Development: use, protect and enhance RWSN Publication 2014-9

Downloads: 458


Author: FUREY S. G. & DANERT K.
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat, SDC, UNICEF, DFID, DEW Point

This RWSN publication is to help create a better understanding of the crucial importance of groundwater and to highlight the risk to its sustainability. It is intended for politicians, policy makers, government partners and the public. It advocates responsible groundwater use and cautions against abuse. It encourages users of groundwater to protect and enhance this precious resource for the long term benefit of the most vulnerable communities who primarily use hand pumps.

RWSN Handpump Survey 2013 Summary of Findings

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

Manual pumps have been used for centuries but this simple technology remains the mainstay of rural water supplies in many countries. The Handpump Technology Network (which later became RWSN) was set up in 1992 to promote collaboration and standardisation so that handpumps could provide more reliable and better quality rural water services.

This survey is aimed at practitioners in government, NGOs, private sector and development partners who are directly involved in rural water service implementation, or who are involved in the procurement of handpumps or spare parts (as either a buyer or seller).

The Bush Pump - the national Standard Handpump of Zimbabwe A review by SKAT/HTN to find out what had made this pump so popular in Zimbabwe.

Downloads: 139


Author: ERPF, K.
Year of Publishing: 1998
Publisher: RWSN (incl. HTN)
Institution: Skat

Despite amazing reports of success and excellent records in the water policy of Zimbabwe, the Bush Pump never had such a reputation when installed outside of Zimbabwe.

This phenomena was the reason of the Skat/HTN mission in June 1997, to have a close look at this pump and to find out what had made this pump so popular in this country for more than sixty years.

InterAide Support to Operation and Maintenance of rural Water Supplies in Malawi in 2008 Member's Experiences No.1

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Author: DE SAINT MÉLOIR, B.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN/Inter Aide
Institution:

The NGO InterAide has experience of supporting operation and maintenance of rural water supplies. Initiatives started in 1999 in Lilongwe and Zomba districts where there are now a total of 59 shops selling handpump spare parts and 84 private sector area mechanics repairing handpumps. Based on these fruitfull experiences InterAide started (first with European Union funds, then with Pro Victimis Fundation funds) a new Operation and Maintenance project in 2008 in the three districts of Mchinji, Dowa and Salima located in the central region of Malawi. As about 80% of handpumps installed in Malawi are Afridev, InterAide decided to initially focus on this hand pump.
This report provides a description of the project, including the financial and human resource inputs.

Costing and Pricing - A Guide for Water Well Drilling Enterprises RWSN Publication 2014-12

Downloads: 5167


Author: DANERT, K., LUUTU, A., CARTER, R., & OLSCHEWSKI, A.
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

This field note is written for water well drilling enterprises as well as other agencies which manage, or are involved in drilling projects. Using a step-by-step approach it gives clear guidance on how to cost and price the construction of drilled water wells. It also provides tips on business management with an emphasis of the realities faced in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Once you are familiar with this field note, you will be in a much stronger position to calculate drilling costs, consider prices and deal with business realities.

RWSN Annual Report 2013 Enabling practitioners, professionals and ultimately water users to make informed decisions on how to improve and maintain access to safe water in rural areas.

Downloads: 163


Author: DANERT, K., FUREY, S. G., ADANK, M., GOSLING, L., OLSCHEWSKI, A. and J. PEARCE
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is a global network of professionals and practitioners. It works to raise standards of knowledge as well as technical and professional competence in rural water supplies and thus fulfil the vision of sustainable rural water services for all.

The year 2013 witnessed the dramatic growth in the number of members from 2,567 to over 5,125. Members are from 124 different countries. The network now also provides the opportunity for organisation membership, a mechanism that should strengthen RWSN and improve its vibrancy over the coming years.

Confidence in online exchange and sharing has grown, evidenced by extensive participation in e-discussions, whether formally structured, or as individuals respond to each other’s queries and comments. The sustainable Groundwater Development, Handpump Services and Mapping communities have been notably vibrant in 2013.

Code of Practice for Cost Effective Boreholes British English Version, June 2010

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Author: DANERT, K., ARMSTRONG, T., ADEKILE, D., DUFFAU, B., OUEDRAOGO, I. & KWEI, C.
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

Sustainable groundwater development is fundamental in order to provide universal access to safe drinking water. This document, The Code of Practice for Cost Effective Boreholes provides a basis for the realisation of economical and sustainable access to safe water. The term “cost-effective” means optimum value for money invested over the long term. Boreholes are drilled to function for a lifespan of 20 to 50 years. Thus, the lowest cost is not always the most cost-effective, particularly if construction quality is compromised to save money. Cheap drilling or poor construction quality can lead to premature failure of the well or contamination of the water supply. Boreholes that are subsequently abandoned by the users are clearly not cost-effective.

The Code of Practice for Cost-Effective Boreholes has been officially endorsed by the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).

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