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23.06.2020 • 11:45

Coronavirus/COVID-19 – Resources and Guidance for Rural Water/WASH professionals • Global


Achieving universal access to safe drinking water is a good thing for many reasons, but for one of the biggest is improving health and wellbeing, and this is why water supply is generally grouped with sanitation and hygiene to form the WASH (or WaSH) sector. The current pandemic sweeping across much of the world has clearly demonstrated that access to safe water and improved sanitation is still not enough – without good hygiene behaviour, individuals put themselves, their families, and everyone they encounter at risk.

There is a lot of information available on the internet, but not so much that is that is directly relevant for those working in rural areas of low/middle-income countries. However, here are some suggestions of places to start (we will add to this list as we compile more - please send us any recommendations to ruralwater@skat.ch or via Twitter):

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09.07.2020 • 13:00

Accelerating inclusive farmer-led irrigation development: a sustainable approach to reaching scale IWMI Webinar (English only) • Online


This session will focus on the systems approach to sustainability and inclusivity as we want to accelerate scale. In the first webinar, our experienced panelists shared their perspectives with more than 490 engaged participants in 66 countries about systemic barriers to scaling farmer led irrigation development. We zoomed in on strengthening supply chains and services and how innovative finance modalities could support social inclusivity.

In this webinar, we raise the question on how accelerating FLI development can be sustainable and inclusive. How do we ensure water security whilst supporting agricultural economic development? What are the incentives across actors within food systems to support sustainable use of water resources? How do we ensure that water access remains equitable to all water users? What is the role of institutions and regulations to safeguard and stimulate water stewardship?

We will delve into these important issues in a 1.5 hour discussion with global experts in sustainable smallholder farming. Participants will be asked to provide examples of the types of farmer incentives, government regulation and monitoring, private sector initiatives or other approaches they have piloted or tested/ to support and stimulate water stewardship. Moreover, the discussion will explore the need for technical advisory and knowledge cooperation in accelerating sustainable and inclusive FLI development.

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05.10.2020 - 09.10.2020

Water and Health University of North Carolina • Chapel Hill, USA


The Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

The Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by the Water Institute at UNC explores drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

Abstract & proposal submission deadline is April 20, 2020

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