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    The 6th RWSN Forum kicks off on Tuesday 29th November for three days (+ a day for field trips and extra workshops). News, blog articles, photos and other material will appear here so please feel free to comment.

AfDB Launches E-Newsletter to Champion Water Issues

Originally posted on WaterSan Perspective:
George Mhango September 12, 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the inaugural RWSSI e-newsletter, which gives an overview of its recent activities in the rural water supply and sanitation sector under the bank’s Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS). In the e-newsletter, OWAS has defined three strategic pillars, aligned…

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What did you get from the RWSN Forum?

Delegates at the Forum give their views on what they have learned. “Three long days of presentations and face to face interactions between participants resulted to have inspired many. Clarissa Mulders from Link to Progress in Uganda promised to follow up on one of the main messages of the forum: to take into account the … Continue reading

Akvo blog: Laban Kaduma, professional driller. A story of development

Great blog post and video by Mark Tiele Westra at Akvo (@mtwestra) http://www.akvo.org/blog/?p=4082

Day 3 – Images of the last day and closure

On the third day, we  reflected and discussed at the plenary session about our vision for rural water supplies learning from the perspective of the World Bank and from the cases brough from Latin America and Uganda. Different parallel sessions enriched the morning discussions: Solutions at Scale: Water for All: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Peru and … Continue reading

Day 2 – Perspectives on rural water supply

Today the weather was fine – no rain and not too hot.  Of more interest though was the huge amount of experience that was shared by speakers and delegates in Plenary and Parallel Sessions. The only complaint we got today was “There’s too much interesting stuff, I don’t know which session to go to”.  We … Continue reading

Day 1 – Rain does not stop play

Nearly 500 delegates and exhibitors took part in Day 1 of the RWSN Forum. In the Opening Session, Mr. Ian Arebahona from the Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda was the MC and ably kept everyone to time. Professor Richard Carter, of WaterAid and Chairman of RWSN, set out the opportunities and challenges for … Continue reading

Delegates set to flood to the shores of Lake Victoria

Well it’s Saturday evening at the Speke Resort on the placid shores of Lake Victoria. The weather is quite interesting –  a series of huge thunder claps echoed around the low, green hills and set off one or two car alarms. There have been sporadic showers, some quite heavy. Fingers crossed that the weather doesn’t … Continue reading

Triple-S Uganda produced a documentary on delivering water services in the decentralisation framework. The documentary, titled Our Water Our, Responsibility, will air on NTV Uganda on Wednesday 30th November, 10.40pm (just before the 11.00pm news). NTV will re-run the documentary on Sunday 4th December at 3.00pm (hopefully many people will be home at that time) … Continue reading

Event Brochure now available!

DOWNLOAD >> 6th Forum Event Brochure – web You can now download the Event Brochure to find out more about the event and what you can look forward to next week. We have a packed programme, with plenty of time for networking and discussion. The French version is being produced at the moment and printed copies … Continue reading

Registration is over, but the Forum is just beginning….

Thanks to everyone who has submitted papers, poster, films and presentations for the 6th RWSN Form and book places to attend. The response has been fantastic. The exhibition area is fully booked. If you have already submitted a registration form and not received an acknowledgement yet, don’t panic. We will get to you. If you … Continue reading