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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
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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.

A Decade of WPM RWSN: Mapping and Monitoring

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Author: Pearce, J, E. Greggio, and E. Stephens
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: RWSN
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The first webinar reviewed the development of WPM over the past decade, focusing on Malawi, the first country in which the practice was introduced. The key presenters provided dual perspectives of NGO and government actors, which demonstrated the varied methodologies for reporting water supply data, the extent to which data monitoring has impacted decision making and its role in extending equitable and sustainable service delivery. Presentations and discussion assessed the practice, policy, tools and technologies of monitoring and WPM, following its evolution and bringing to question whether WPM is currently a practical and sustainable solution given the reality of resources and government capacities.

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

A Synthesis of the 2013 RWSN Water Point Mapping Group e-discussion: Week 1 Planning

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Year of Publishing: 2013
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Institution: RWSN

A Synthesis of the 2013 RWSN Water Point Mapping Group e-discussion: Week 2 Analysis Reporting Dissemination

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Year of Publishing: 2013
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Institution: RWSN

A Synthesis of the 2013 RWSN Water Point Mapping Group e-discussion: Week 3 Decision Making & Updating

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Year of Publishing: 2013
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Institution: RWSN

Case Study in Venkatapuram, Khammam District, India

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Author: Vinnapanssa
Year of Publishing: 2011
Publisher:
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Changing relationships: ICT to improve water governance World Water Week in Stockholm, Wednesday 4 September 2013

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Author: PEARCE, J.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: WaterAid
Institution:

Information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed how people communicate. ICT is quickly changing relationships, facilitating the measurement and monitoring of interventions, and enabling practitioners at a local level to use evidence to guide decision making for the equitable and sustainable extension of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
Despite this promising outlook, several challenges exist to use the full potential of ICT. Is there sufficient knowledge to apply the new technologies effectively? What has worked and how? Who has access to the information and are incentives in place for using information to improve services? What are the associated costs?
The seminar, ICT to improve water governance, provided a platform for discussion. Three sub-topics were presented. This briefing note summarises the key points.

District Monitoring Water Point Mapping and Monitoring Series

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Author: Pearce, J, E. Greggio, and E. Stephens
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: RWSN
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This second webinar visited case studies of district monitoring experiences in Ethiopia, Bolivia and Ghana to review the methods, costs, challenges and lessons to be learned from each experience.

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.

Existing Water Access Points in The Districts Of Bo, Koinadugu And Tonkolili In Sierra Leone Water Point Survey

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Author: BOURGOIS, F., DE CAO, P., KONTEH, Y., TRUAN, B., and P. REDON
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Fondation Pro Victimis
Institution: Inter Aide

An independent study conducted by a French NGO in Sierra Leone at the end of 2010 surveyed all existing water access points across three districts, documenting in detail the quality of the 2,859 structures identified. Only 30% of the structures in place were found to be capable of delivering access to safe water throughout the year.

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

Failure and the Future Water Point Mapping and Monitoring Series

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Author: Pearce, J, E. Greggio, and E. Stephens
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: RWSN
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The fourth and final webinar in the RWSN Water Point Mapping series provided a candid account of the challenges with WPM that have led to failed objectives. There are, however, valuable lessons to be learned from those failures, and the experiences have provided useful models and contributed to improved knowledge and data banks. The webinar also discussed the future of WPM, including new models and initiatives to maximize the benefit of data monitoring and improve information accessibility and transparency.

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
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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.

From Rights to Results in Rural Water Services Evidence from Kyuso, Kenya

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Author:
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher:
Institution: University of Oxford

Institutional transformations are required if Africa is to deliver the universal Human Right to Water to 275 million rural people without improved water services. Improving the reliability of one million handpumps which should deliver drinking water to over 200 million rural Africans will be a major contribution to translating water rights into measureable results. This study tests a new maintenance service model over a one year period in rural Kenya using mobile-enabled data to improve operational and financial performance by reducing risks at scale.

Global Monitoring of Water Supply and Sanitation: History, Methods and Future Challenges

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Author: Bartram J., Brocklehurst C., Fisher M.B., Luyendijk R., Hossain R., Wardlaw T., Gordon B.
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher:
Institution: UNC, UNICEF, WHO

International monitoring of drinking water and sanitation shapes awareness of countries‘ needs and informs policy, implementation and research efforts to extend and improve services. The Millennium Development Goals established global targets for drinking water and sanitation access; progress towards these targets, facilitated by international monitoring, has contributed to reducing the global disease burden and increasing quality of life. The experiences of the MDG period generated important lessons about the strengths and limitations of current approaches to defining and monitoring access to drinking water and sanitation. The methods by which the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of WHO and UNICEF tracks access and progress are based on analysis of data from household surveys and linear regression modelling of these results over time. These methods provide nationally representative and internationally comparable insights into the drinking water and sanitation facilities used by populations worldwide, but also have substantial limitations: current methods do not address water quality, equity of access, or extra-household services. Improved statistical methods are needed to better model temporal trends. This article describes and critically reviews JMP methods in detail for the first time.

Handpump Data 2009 (ARCHIVE - SEE UPDATE) Selected Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN
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Handpump data for selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (2007) Data for: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

FOR CITATION PURPOSES, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY:

Banks, B. & S. G. Furey (2016) What’s Working, Where, and for How Long. A 2016 Water Point Update to the RWSN (2009) statistics, GWC/Skat , RWSN, St. Gallen, Switzerland

(see link below)

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.

Improving Equity of Service Delivery through Water Kiosk Mapping in Low Income Areas in Lilongwe, Malawi

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Author: Meke M.
Year of Publishing: 2011
Publisher:
Institution: WaterAid

Information and Communication Technologies for monitoring sustainable service delivery Keynote paper for Topic 4 of "Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery Symposium", 9 to 11 April 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Author: Pearce J., Welle K.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher:
Institution: WA, ITAD, IRC

This keynote paper sets the scene for a three-day exploration of ICTs for monitoring sustainable WASH service delivery as part of a wider symposium on Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery, organised by IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC). The keynote situates ICT WASH innovations in the wider context of ICT and development. It explores the current trends and challenges related to monitoring the WASH-related MDGs, and then focuses on the specific role of ICTs in WASH monitoring. It presents current developments in ICT innovations within WASH monitoring and discusses major challenges identified in a recent e-discussion on Water Point Mapping (WPM) held in January-February 2013 (Pearce and Howman, 2013). A summary of lessons from challenges related to ICT innovations in health sector service delivery monitoring leads to the presentation of major topics within the ICT theme at the Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery Symposium.

Institutionalizing monitoring of rural water services in Latin America Lessons from El Salvador, Honduras and Paraguay

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Author: Smits S., Uytewaal E., Sturzenegger G.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher:
Institution: IDB

In the last two years, various countries in Latin America have begun monitoring rural water supply service delivery, largely driven by two objectives: 1) to establish rural water inventories for investment planning, and 2) to better target post-construction support. For such monitoring systems not to face sustainability challenges, clear insti- tutional and nancial arrangements must be established. The International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AE- CID) have been supporting the design and implementation of such monitoring systems in El Salvador, Honduras and Paraguay. In coordination with local sector agencies, a methodology to de ne an institutional framework for monitoring was developed and tested. This paper provides an overview of the approach, including examples and cost estimates from the three countries.

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