24.07.2017 - 28.07.2017

40th WEDC International Conference Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services • Loughborough University, UK

27.08.2017 - 01.09.2017

World Water Week 2017 Stockholm • Stockholm, Sweden

News • Announcements


Thank you to everyone for the RWSN Forum - and wish you a great start to 2017

The 7th RWSN Forum explored the practicalities of reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Human Right to Water in rural areas and small towns. Discussions in all sessions centred around key issues in rural water supply including: - Provision of adequate water services for women - The need for increased funding for purchase of spare parts, continuous monitoring and capacity development - Empowering communities to engage effectively with government to increase access to water and sanitation - Sustainable rural and small town water supply and the building blocks necessary to ensure sustainable services - Ways of strengthening local government capacity - Supporting citizens and media to hold government accountable and put pressure for better service deliver (Jane Nabunnya, Country Director – Uganda, IRC) All the papers, posters, presentations and films are available to download from: | »


Countdown to the RWSN Forum: all the submissions now available online - for free 7th RWSN Forum

The 7th RWSN Forum "Water for All" is a 1-in-5 year experience that is bringing nearly 500 professionals from across the world to share experience and work out how everyone can get access to safe, affordable water by 2030. More than 100 peer-reviewed papers are now available free and online. So find out what the latest thinking to emerge from researchers, governments, NGOS, private sector and many more. | »


Gestion des eaux souterraines pour les Organismes nationaux et de Bassin Un séminaire de formation, lundi 28 Novembre 2016, • Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)

Un séminaire de formation d'une journée, portant sur la gestion des eaux souterraines ; il se tiendra le lundi 28 novembre 2016. L'essentiel du cours sera basé sur le manuel de formation publié récemment, et développé par AGW-Net et ses partenaires, disponible en Français et Anglais. | »


RWSN Webinar 16.11.2016: A tool for monitoring and scaling up WASH technologies Webinar RWSN 16.11.2016: Una herramienta para monitorear y llevar a escala las tecnologías en Agua y Saneamiento

From the RWSN secretariat we herewith announce the latest webinar of our mini-series 2016, which will take place on 16.11.2016. The title of the event is “A tool for Monitoring the Scaling up of Water and Sanitation Technologies (TAF – Technology Applicability Framework)”, and the session will be hold in English (2-3 PM Central European Time, please check your local time here) and in Spanish (4-5 PM Central European Time, please check your local time here). We are happy to announce the two presenters and the titles of their presentations: - Joshua Briemberg, WaterAid, Nicaragua: TAF as a participative planning and monitoring tool - Younes Hassib, GIZ, Germany: Scaling up sanitation solutions in Afghanistan After the two presentations, you will have the chance to ask questions and participate in the on-line Q&A session and discussion around this topic. To participate, please register here: --------------- | »


BOOK NOW - 7th RWSN Forum, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Registration Register now to book your place at the Forum. Places are limited and going fast: Exhibition We are now taking bookings for exhibition stands. Three sizes are available, starting at €2,300. If you have already registered your interest you will been contacted separately with details. Spaces are strictly limited by the space available so bookings will be first-come-first served. Gold Sponsorship of the Forum includes a medium sized stand (3m x 3m): We still have some Sponsored Seminar slots for Friday 2nd December. If you are interested, contact Meleesa Naughton ( ) Event Sponsors We are very grateful to the event sponsors whose support is making this Forum possible: GOLD African Development Bank The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC) WaterAid The World Bank Group SILVER ICEX Spain Export and Investments Skat Consulting Ltd. USAID BRONZE Ajay Industrial Corporation Ltd. Caritas Switzerland Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation IRC UPGro – Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor Water4 If your organisation or project would be interested in becoming an event sponsor, it is a great way to contribute to the capacity building of rural water professionals and to boost the profile of your organisation, then please contact Kerstin Danert ( | »

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