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REACH/ RWSN 100M initiative launch

The 100 Million (100M) Initiative aims to enable results-based funding for safe water services provision for 100 million rural people in low and middle-income countries by 2030. It plans to do so by undertaking a global diagnostic of rural water service providers and establishing a Reference Group of rural service providers to undertake modelling and to pilot at scale, in order to inform a strategy to provide sustainable water services to 100 million rural people through results-based funding by 2030.

This presentation is from a March 2021 meeting in which the REACH and RWSN team presented the 100 Million Initiative, introduced the work of the Uptime Consortium demonstrating the potential of results-based funding for rural water service provision, and outlined our plans for this study. | »

Rural Water 2021 + Blue Pages / Pages Bleues Bienvenue à la première édition des Pages Bleues du RWSN.

Welcome to the second edition of Rural Water, the RWSN Directory of rural water supply services, tariffs, management models and lifecycle costs, and the first edition of the RWSN Blue Pages (in English and French).

This year we have updated and expanded Rural Water and added:
- Special features from the RWSN Themes and projects.
- Blue Pages: a free listing service for any product or services directly related to rural water supply, plus paid advertising opportunities in the publication and the standalone version of the Blue Pages.
- Short entries from charities and NGOs who were able to provide a bit of data on how they operate or implement community-based projects.
- Country profiles for selected countries with some key data from the UNICEF-WHO Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP).

Bienvenue à la première édition des Pages Bleues du RWSN.

QUE SONT LES PAGES BLEUES DU RWSN ?
Les membres du RWSN nous ont répété maintes fois qu’il serait utile de savoir qui est actif dans le secteur de l'eau en milieu rural. Les Pages Bleues du RWSN visent à répertorier les fournisseurs de services d'approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural, qu'il s'agisse de vendeurs et de sociétés de services de forage, d'ingénierie ou de conseil. | »

WASH Capacity Development Resources

The RWSN Secretariat has compiled a list of online and face-to-face trainings of relevance to the WASH sector, and rural water in particular. Last updated in 2019. | »

Professional Management of Water Well Drilling Projects & Programmes Online Course 2019 Process Report

The 2019 UNDP Cap-Net/Skat Foundation online course on Professional Management of Water Well Drilling Projects and Programmes enabled 97 participants working for NGOs, the United Nations, governments, private enterprises and academic/training institutions in more than 34 countries to improve their skills and knowledge on: groundwater information and siting; costing and pricing, procurement and contract management ; borehole drilling and supervision and institutional and legal frameworks. The course concludes with participants engaging in dialogue with other stakeholders and determining actions to raise drilling professionalism within their respective organisation and country. The course was also held in 2018.

A sister document has been prepared and is available the public domain: Danert, K (2020) Groundwater and Drilling: Insights from over 50 Countries, Skat Foundation, St. Gallen, Switzerland, | »

Groundwater and Drilling Insights from over 50 countries

This report draws together the insights on drilling on groundwater and drilling from 181 participants that were shared on the 2018 and 2019 UNDP Cap-Net/Skat Foundation courses entitled Professional Management of Water Well Drilling Projects and Programmes. The report provides insights into groundwater dependency, self-supply, groundwater data, siting, supervision, procurement and contract management, the institutional and legal framework, and the drilling industry from over 50 countries. | »

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