Sponsored Seminars – Friday 2nd December

Seminar on the Life-Cycle Costs Approach

(English only) 09.00 – 17.00

Convenor: IRC –  WASHcost

This seminar 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?  There are a limited number of places for this. www.washcost.info

Delegates can register for the training through by sending an email to Audrey van Soest: soest [at] irc.nl

Sector Performance Monitoring

(French/ English): Please note this will now take place on Wednesday between 16:00-18:00

Convenor: WaterAid

There are various approaches for monitoring rural water supply coverage, access, equity, water point functionality and water quality. Water Point Mapping and Household Surveys are two such approaches that can be used to plan investments in rural water supply and assess progress towards achievement of the MDGs. This seminar will focus on sharing of methodologies used in data collection and processing as well as harmonising different approaches.

If you want to register for this seminar, contact Vincent Casey (VincentCasey [at] wateraid.org) at WaterAid.

Photovoltaic Pumping Systems in Rural Water Supply

(French/ English) 09:00-12:00

Convenor: International Energy Agency – Photovoltaic Services for Developing Countries

This seminar aims to provide an understanding about under which circumstances photovoltaic (PV) pumping can be an appropriate solution for rural water supply. Participants will learn about emerging opportunities for photovoltaic operated water supply systems due to price decreases of PV modules and recent technological innovations. The case studies presented by PV practitioners will not only cover success stories but also provide insight into the practical issues and obstacles encountered with PV pumping and provide recommendations on how these problems can be addressed and overcome. The seminar will highlight the crucial factors and institutional frameworks which are required for a successful and sustainable operation of PV water supply systems.

To register for this seminar, contact Thomas Meier (thomas.meier [at] entec.ch) www.iea-pvps.org

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