2013 RWSN-WSP Webinar Series


9:30 – 11:00, Washington D.C. time

September 24 – December 10, 2013

This series will use presentations and discussion of practical experience in Africa and elsewhere to explore six topics in professionalizing water supply management in rural areas and small towns. 

Open to anyone with Internet access via computer, smartphone, or tablet.  Every other webinar is in English, starting September 24.

Webinar Discussions

Discuss the webinar topics and case studies at WSP-RWSN Webinar Discussions on LinkedIn and the Management & Support sub-community on Dgroups.  Please allow a short delay while your request to join these groups is approved. 

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Webinars in English

Webinars in French

Register separately for webinars in English and French.  Only necessary to register once for the webinars in each language.

24 September – Financial Sustainability
Donors, NGOs, and private operators discuss their experiences with the pricing, costs, and revenues on small piped schemes in rural areas and small towns
October 8 –Market-Based Financing
Experiences with using bank loans to finance the construction, operation, or capital maintenance of small piped schemes
October 22 – Handpump Management
Various management proposals for reducing handpump breakdowns, including improved after-sales service by the pump manufacturer
November 5 – Contracts
Presentation of key design and drafting issues for PPP contracts, and a discussion of practical experiences in Africa and Asia
November 19 – Monitoring and Support Services
Presentation of an ICT platform for monitoring piped scheme operations, and the experiences of private operators in Benin with this and other support services
December 3 – Enabling Environment
What donors and governments can do to foster more professional approaches to small town and rural water supply management