This issue on Rural Water Supply highlights a wide range of publications and studies from 2016 and 2017, including presentations from the latest Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) forum, reports from UNICEF, the Innovation Policy Platform, and others.
Also included are links to websites with information on rural water supply issues. We would like to thank Sean Furey of RWSN for suggesting publications to include in this issue.
Proceedings of the 7th RWSN Forum, November 29–December 2, 2016. Skat Foundation, 2017. The 2016 RWSN Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, was the first global gathering to consider the challenge of getting access to safe, affordable water worldwide by 2030. This website compiles all peer-reviewed materials presented at the conference.
Professional Water Well Drilling: A UNICEF Guidance Note. Skat Foundation; UNICEF, 2016. With a particular focus on rural and small town water suppliers, this guidance note provides practical advice for organizations and individuals that are trying to raise the professionalism of groundwater development in Africa.
Local Government and Rural Water Services That Last: A Way Forward. RWSN, 2017. The paper highlights the role local governments can and do play in ensuring sustainable water service provision, the challenges that they face in fulfilling these roles and responsibilities, and the opportunities for overcoming these challenges.
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