Events

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

22.03.2017

New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April - 13th June 2017) Nouvelle série de webinaires RWSN 2017 (18 avril - 13 juin 2017) / Nueva serie de webinarios RWSN (18 de abril - 13 de junio 2017)

ENG: RWSN is delighted to announce the first of the 2017 series of webinars (on-line seminars) on rural water supply, running every Tuesday from April 18th, 2017 until June 13th, 2017. This series includes 9 weekly sessions on topics, which were presented and debated during the 2016 RWSN Forum in Abidjan, and related to the RWSN themes. For instance, we will find out about local government superheroes and their role in realising the human right to water and sanitation, but also hear about emerging cross-cutting issues such as improving WASH services in protracted crises. Each session will be bilingual, with one webinar in English as well as another language (French or Spanish) as we are trying to cater for a wide and varied audience. The format includes 1-2 presentations, comments from discussants, and a Question & Answer session where all participants are invited to ask questions or make comments. For more details on the first 2017 series, please refer to the table below. The webinars in English start at 2.30 pm Paris time/ 1.30 pm London time/ 8.30 am Washington DC time. You can check your local time here. To register for one or all of the webinars, and receive an invitation please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/2movPGM | »

10.02.2017

OSCAR CARLSSON (1928 – 2017) Inventor of the Sholapur Hand Pump dies aged 89 The Sholapur Hand Pump was the basis of the India Mark II Pump.

Oscar Carlson, famed designer of the Sholapur hand pump on which the India MK II is based, died in Sweden on January 18th aged 89. Ingrid, his wife of some 60 years, a teacher and social worker, died four months earlier. Oscar and Ingrid worked together in Sholapur, Maharashtra State, western India, for many years, under the auspices of the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden and the Hindustani Covenant Church. Oscar Carlson was a rare being, blessed with out-of-the-box imagination and clever engineering skills that he translated into practical solutions to every day technical and social problems. The Sholapur hand pump was perhaps his greatest contribution to improving the lives of rural people, his efforts magnified many times over by the mass produced India MKII. | »

23.12.2016

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: https://rwsn7.net/programme/ | »

25.11.2016

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. | »

14.11.2016

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. | »

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