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Results-Based Contracts for Rural Water Services Uptime Working Paper 2

We explore how concessionary funding through results-based contracts for waterpoint reliability, volumetric use, and local revenue generation might enable sustainable rural water services for 100 million people by 2030. The ‘Uptime framework’ combines complementary and verifiable metrics to track progress towards reliable, equitable and sustainable services for all. | »

Summary of RWSN E-discussion Responding to the Current COVID-19 Crisis: Questions, Resources, and Implications for Rural Water Supply at the Operational Level Répondre à la crise COVID-19 actuelle: questions, ressources et implications pour l'approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural au niveau opérationnel

From 6 to 26 April 2020, RWSN and the Water Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ran this e-discussion organised and moderated by Michael Fisher (UNC), Nikki Behnke (UNC), Sean Furey (RWSN) and Sandra Fürst (RWSN). The present document summarizes the contributions by 42 participants received during this e-discussion. Weekly summaries were prepared by Michael Fisher (UNC), Emma Kelly (UNC), and Abby McNaughton (UNC), and form the basis of this overall summary. | »

Training in Drilling and Construction of Boreholes at the Water Resources Institute, Uganda (2018-2019)

The Water Resources Institute (WRI) that was launched in March 2018 was established as part of implementation of the Water Sector Reforms (2003-2005). WRI is a response to wide consultations that pointed out the need to address water resources related issues such as pollution, climate variability, and reduction in water availability, and to balance water needs for agriculture, energy, industry and households in the country. The Water Resources Institute has continued to conduct applied trainings, which this reports outlines. | »

Challenges of Water Well Drillers & Water Well Drillers Associations Case Studies of Six Countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda and the USA

This study documents, for the first time, water well drillers associations in six countries, presenting the issues faced by them in their different country contexts. The study set out to enable learning and sharing, as well as to open up opportunities for future collaborations, volunteering and study visits. | »

Measuring functionality and performance levels Technical brief

This technical brief is aimed at sharing the learning and approaches developed by the UPGro Hidden Crisis Research Project to look at how the functionality and performance levels of boreholes equipped with handpumps (HPBs), can be assessed using a common set of definitions and methods. A tiered approach to defining and measuring functionality is found to be useful to examining functionality for different scales and purposes of monitoring. This report is aimed at national and regional actors involved in the provision and monitoring of rural water supply functionality.

The brief sets out the tiered functionality definitions, and accompanying survey methods, which were developed by the project and have been applied in functionality surveys across Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi. | »

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