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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:


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Water – Harvesting, Storage and Conservation – WHSC-2009, Kanpur, India, 23-25 November 2009

Organised by: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur with support from UNICEF


Rainwater Harvesting

  • Rainwater harvesting techniques for different geo-hydro-thermo regions
  • Rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge
  • Rainwater harvesting for climate change adaptation and energy saving
  • Water quality aspects in rainwater harvesting system
  • Ecological and economic impacts of rainwater harvesting


  • Watershed management
  • Natural water resources management
  • Groundwater flow and contamination management
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Coastal aquifer management
  • GIS for neighborhood-level analysis of rainwater catchment
  • Innovative water storage techniques


  • Water quality and its impact on public health
  • Water pollution
  • Removal of emerging contaminants from water and wastewater
  • Wastewater reclamation, recycle and reuse
  • Conventional water-borne sanitation system
  • Conventional water-borne sanitation system
  • Issues and challenges in dry sanitation
  • Challenges in implementing ecological sanitation in developing countries
  • Minimizing the use of water in sanitation

Follow live updates on Twitter via the India Water Portal

Abstract deadline: 20 Oct 2009

Registration deadline: 10 Oct 2009

Conference web site

September 24, 2009 at 8:48 am


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