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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

West Africa Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Symposium, Accra, Ghana, 10-12 Nov 09

This regional sharing and learning symposium is the first major event marking the collaboration between RCN Ghana, WaterAid, and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in West Africa.


  • To identify and share experiences of good practice in promotion of good hygiene behaviour and ensuring sustained access to sanitation in particular for the poor and vulnerable in West Africa;
  • To identify key policy messages based on these experiences to be promoted at subsequent advocacy opportunities;
  • To identify and initiate joint action-learning; and
  • To begin the process of developing a community of practice on sanitation and hygiene promotion at the West Africa level.

Abstract deadline: 01 June 2009

Further information and submission of abstracts:

Read the first announcement and call for abstracts here.

April 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Training of Trainers on urban water and sanitation reforms, Kathmandu, Nepal, 20–24 July 2009

A WaterAid workshop focusing on the facilitation of civil society engagement in urban reforms.

The workshop draws on much of the experience of civil society groups around the world who have been advocating for pro-poor reforms in recent years. WaterAid has examined the different approaches used and brought together a manual focused on the role civil society organisations can play in improving reform processes and programmes. The training manual ‘Our water, our waste, our town’ (forthcoming) will be used to further develop skills and knowledge towards improving CSO participation in urban reform processes. The course itself has 7 central themes. The sessions will explore: the different types of reforms and why and how CSOs should get involved; understanding different urban water systems; the pros and cons of different water management options open to government; good governance, and increasing transparency and accountability in the sector; the neglected area of sanitation and sewerage reform; developing advocacy action plans; and working with IFIs.

The pilot training of trainers’ workshop is planned to support ongoing or proposed urban sector and utility reforms influencing projects of participating NGOs or networks/coalitions. The training is suitable for CSO network leaders, urban advocates and NGO members and staff.

Applicants are expected to submit a statement (by 15th May) clearly indicating how this training will be useful to their work. This statement should briefly outline the urban sector or utility reform they are engaged in, their NGOs role in the process so far and their NGOs’ future plans (max. 2 pages). Also noting their current and/or future involvement in urban water and sanitation reforms (0.5 page).

Please, forward your application directly to WaterAid:

Timeyin Uwejamomere, Policy Officer, Urban
WaterAid, UK, Tel: 02077934569, Email: timeyinuwejamomere [at]


Mary O’Connell, Policy Officer, Capacity Building, WaterAid, UK, Tel: 02077934541, Email:maryoconnell [at]

Read the Workshop Announcement here.

April 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm 1 comment

National Workshop Infrastructure to Services: Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, March 5-7, 2009, Bhopal

Organised by: WaterAid India and UN-HABITAT

Plenary sessions:

Towards Efficient & Equitable Cities: Understanding the framework

  • Urban Development Challenges and Good Governance: WA’s global experiences – Mr. Timeyin Uwejamomere, Policy Officer, Urban, WaterAid, UK
  • Meeting the Urban Development Challenge: A vision – Dr. P.K.Mohanty, Joint Secretary, JnNURM, GOI (tbc)
  • Reforms in Madhya Pradesh: Towards a Paradigm Shift – Mr. Raghav Chandra, Principal Secretary, UADD, GOMP, Bhopal.
  • Comparative Analysis of Policy Provisions – Dr. Chetan Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs.
  • From Policies to Practice: Meeting the gap – Dr. Himanshu Parekh, Professor Emeritus, Cambridge University UK

Institutions, Governance & Engagement with Civil Society

  • Putting reforms first: experiences from Gwalior – Dr. Shejwalkar, Honble. Mayor, Gwalior, Dr. Umashashi Sharma, Mayor, Indore
  • Leading the Urban Reform Agenda: MP’s initiatives with the Civil Society (AIF/CIF, SESI) – Ms. Deepti Gaur Mukherjee, Project Director, ADB Project,
  • Need for & Role of Civil Society in Urban Reforms – 1. Dr. S.N.Mishra, Commissioner and Secretary, Urban Administration and Development Dept., GOMP. 2. Mr. Lourdes Baptista, Chief Executive, WaterAid.
  • JnNURM and the reform agenda: Looking at Institutions and Governance – Mr. P.K.Shrivastav, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation, GOI, Delhi.
  • Meeting the urban governance challenge: Role of Education in better governance – Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai, Director, Centre for Environment Education, Ahmadabad.
  • Cost of connecting to the poor – Prof. Srinivas Chary, Director, ASCI

Governments’ initiatives for the urban poor

  • JnNURM
  • National Urban Sanitation Policy
    State Level Urban Sanitation Initiative/s
  • Civil Society participation
  • Private Sector Participation
  • Capacity Building of ULBs for Urban Reform

Parallel Sessions

  • Policies and the Urban Poor: Are we doing enough
  • Urbanization: Meeting the technological and Institutional challenges
  • Governance, Networking, Advocacy and Knowledge Management
  • Innovations and Best Practices in Service Delivery to the poor.


Regional Office West, WaterAid India, E-7/846, Arera Colony, Bhopal – 462 016, Madhya Pradesh, India
Ph: +91 755 4294724/ 4232778/ 4294317, Email:

February 27, 2009 at 1:14 pm 1 comment


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