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Towards managing rural water quality in the state of Punjab, India

The objective of this study was to systematically examine the drinking water quality issue, and provide practical guidance to the State of Punjab on possible responses.

While the study sought to provide an analytical basis for understanding the occurrence and impact of the contamination, practical actions were explored and demonstrated to allow the State to begin actively managing the water quality issue. The study is designed around three key areas:
1. Understanding the problem. The first is understanding the scope and scale of the problem, the reasons why pollution was appearing in the deeper aquifer where water supply tube wells are located, where the pollution coming from, and what were the attributable health impacts on the rural population.
2. Taking appropriate action. The second explores the actions that can be taken by the state to manage the water quality issue, by managing its water supply sources, ensuring that communities engage in safe water use behaviors, and continuously monitoring water quality to continue to understand the pollution characteristics and guide the ongoing management actions required.
3. Institutional sensitization and action. The third is around of the institutions that are responsible for water quality and its effects, their understanding of this emerging issue, and their ability to take coordinated action. | »

Gender and social analysis of the Dhundi Solar Cooperative, Gujarat Findings from the field visits 3-4 March 2018

On 3-4 March 2018, Gyan Rai, Rahul Rathod and Barbara van Koppen visited the Dhundi Solar Cooperative, Gujarat. The visits were prepared, and preliminary findings were discussed with Tushaar Shah and Shilp Verma. The purpose of the visit was for Barbara van Koppen to learn about the cooperative, and, together, to explore some gender dimensions of the solar enterprise. | »

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

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. | »

National Rural Drinking Water Programme Movement towards Ensuring People’s Drinking Water Security in Rural India - Framework for Implementation

This government framework is to achieve the national vision in India:

To provide every rural person with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other domestic basic needs on a sustainable basis. This basic requirement should meet minimum water quality standards and be readily and conveniently accessible at all times and in all situations.

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

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