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Published on: 11/03/2021

Self-supply book cover

The Public book launch of “Self-supply – Filling the gaps in public water supply provision”, by Dr. Sally Sutton and Dr. John Butterworth, will take place on 25th March 2021, from 13.00 – 14.00 UTC time zone (see your local time here).

 You can download or order the book here, read a blog about the book by author Sally Sutton and watch the author video for an introduction to the ideas in the book and the story behind its publication.

  • Participants: Open to anyone interested
  • Costs: Free
  • Speakers: Authors of the book (Dr. Sally Sutton, Dr. John Butterworth, and some of the authors of case studies)
  • Facilitators: Jane Nabunya (IRC Uganda), Sean Furey (RWSN)
  • Commentators: Staff of the African Development Bank, UNICEF, WHO, WaterAid, University of Leeds, and many more

Please register here.

During the event you will have the chance to give your comments or share ideas for action from you or your organization.

Around the world, hundreds of millions of people are supplying themselves with water by their own means – that is, by investing in upgrading whatever water access they had before. This mechanism, commonly referred to as “self-supply”, has been around for millennia, and it continues being part of the puzzle to reach universal access, also in high- and middle-income countries.

In spite of its scale and strategic importance, the topic of self-supply continues being overlooked by many actors in the water sector. The Rural Water Supply Network has been leading discussions around this topic for several years, and we are very pleased that the first book on self-supply is now available.

Please join us and the authors to celebrate this moment, and to continue the public debate around self-supply. We will hear from the authors, from a series of commentators of leading actors in the water sector, and you will have the chance to ask questions. We would like to encourage participants to contribute with their own ideas on what they are doing regarding self-supply, or how they want to support self-supply in the future.

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