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6th Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Forum, Kampala, Uganda, 29 November – 01 December 2011

RWSN logoTheme: Rural Water Supply in the 21st Century: Myths of the Past, Visions for the Future

Organised by: Skat, UNICEF, the Water and Sanitation Programme of the World Bank (WSP), IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), WaterAid and the Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda

Target group: small private enterprises, political leaders from a local level, local and central government administrators, extension staff, NGO staff and donors.


  • Day 1: Overview of Rural Water Supplies. Success and failures in the past and RWSN achievements
  • Day 2: Sustainability of Rural Water Supplies and islands of success from around the world
  • Day 3: Vision for Rural Water Supplies, with promising ways of dealing with emerging challenges
  • Day 4: (optional): field visits and seminars on:
    • Life-Cycle Costs Approach (IRC-WASHCost)*
    • Water Point Mapping (WaterAid)
    • Photovoltaic Services for Developing Countries (Entec AG)

*Seminar on the Life-Cycle Costs Approach, Friday 2 December 2011 09.00 – 17.00

The life-cycle cost approach consists of a methodology that has been developed for costing sustainable water and sanitation services by assessing life-cycle costs and comparing them against levels of service provided. In this seminar, we will focus on the use of the life-cycle costs approach for water and sanitation in rural and peri-urban areas building on experiences in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Andhra Pradesh (India) and Mozambique. What are the minimum data needs and how are they determined? Which data collection tools can be used? How can costs and service levels be analysed to draw conclusions?  Delegates can register for the training through by sending an email to Audrey van Soest:

About 300 – 500 participants from all over the world are expected to attend the event and share their practical experiences and good practices on a wide range of aspects of rural water supplies. These include cost-effective technologies, accelerating self supply, management and support systems, catchment protection and finance.

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is a global knowledge network with over 2,000 members. It focuses on four flagship themes: cost-effective boreholes, self supply, sustainable rural water supplies and handpump technologies.

Conference web site:


March 17, 2011 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

IVth World Aqua Congress, New Delhi, India, 08-10 December 2010

Conference logo

Organised by: Aqua Foundation

Main theme: Emerging Technologies in the Water Sector- Present Status and Need for the Future


  • Water Resource Development, Management & Quality
  • Sustainable Development in Urban Areas
  • Sustainable Development in Rural Areas
    • Drinking water for rural sector- meeting the demand
    • Reviving the conventional systems
    • Multiple use of water resources
    • Water safety planning
    • Sustainability of water systems
  • Irrigation Technologies
  • Water Resources, Climate Change & Energy Scenario
  • Managing Water Infrastructure
  • Water & Health
  • Green Innovations
  • Future Plans for Sustainable Water Solutions
  • Institutional, Policy & Legal Issues

Abstract deadline: 15 September

Conference web site:

September 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Water and Poverty Alleviation: a Dialogue for Action, Durban, South Africa, 11-13 October 2010

This dialogue will present the experiences of the Danida supported DWA-COGTA-SALGA Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) programme. The South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF), with the assistance of the Royal Danish Government (Danida), initiated the programme in 2000 to pilot IWRM approaches in three water management areas of South Africa. Almost eighty projects have been implemented. In the majority of cases projects have been identified, designed and implemented by the communities themselves as contracting parties.


  • To showcase how communities can be empowered to engage in service delivery to improve livelihoods and
  • community wellbeing
  • To develop a policy dialogue around these issues in line with current government policies and thinking on
  • poverty alleviation and rural development with water as the catalyst
  • Lateral thinking, especially in relation to cooperative governance
  • Procurement issues, contracting of communities, technical call down facility

Download the full announcement and registration form from

September 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment


Forthcoming events and training courses on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A Source News Service blog by IRC.