RWSN is a global network of rural water supply practitioners and organisations committed to improving their knowledge, competence and professionalism, to fulfill RWSN’s vision of sustainable rural water services for all. Both individuals and organisations participate in the network.
There was a need to create a global network of handpump experts who could make the most of the great work done by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank (WSP) in the 1980s. The humble handpump was seen as cornerstone of improving rural water supplies by making clean groundwater available to millions of people. The network grew and developed, in 2004 it was renamed into Rural Water Supply Net
It focuses on water in rural areas and small towns. For RWSN, rural covers a spectrum of settlement patterns including isolated homesteads, hamlets, villages and small towns. Given that settlement patterns continue to change, as some rural areas merge into of urban agglomerates, RWSN may at times touch on issues that lie between rural and urban. RWSN recognizes that each country has its own definition of rural and urban.
The RWSN Webinar Series 2020 on "Human Right to Water - achievable by 2030?" held a series of webinars from April to June. If you missed or would like to watch again a webinar, all webinar recordings can be accessed (see links below):
All webinars can be accessed here https://www.rural-water-supply.net/en/resources/details/879
Single presentations are available https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2ECKtJt6JB1zIjWFbBVcY7CKESNIvt0l
Webinars were delivered in English and French