The theme of World Water Day 2016 - Water and Jobs - focused on how enough and the right quality of water can change workers' lives and livelihoods, and even transform societies and economies. Linked to this theme, the National Self Supply Task Force in collaboration with IRC, MWA, JICA, Water for...
Yesterday was World Water Day and we were flooded with high hopes and a celebratory mood. Goals for the sector have been set last year and there are no significant changes on the horizon. With a business as usual approach, are we really going to achieve the SDGs for the water sector?
Appraising shit flows along the entire sanitation service chain and identifying the weakest links of the chain is not as easy as one might think. The development of a simple-to-use faecal sludge management assessment tool has brought that to light.
2015 and the Millennium Development Goals are almost behind us. The new global goals for sustainable development are expected to inspire and create a new determination for all of us. What has IRC learned during 2015 and how are we moving ahead in 2016?
Ethiopia has adopted Self-supply as a service delivery model for rural water supply to help achieve universal access and reach improved service level targets. But the jury is still out on whether the currently pursued group-based Self-supply version can deliver what is intended.