Stockholm World Water Week: IRC to co-convene meetings & side-events
This year, Stockholm World Water Week will take place during 26 to 30 August and will focus on water and food security. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and partners will co-convene and participate in several meetings & side-events linked to the service delivery approach and sustainable WASH service delivery.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
9:00 to 12:30: Going Open: www.agriwaterpedia.info and Open Data Systems for Water and Sanitation
Open information systems, open data and wikis can change governance by enhancing access to tools, data and knowledge previously locked away. This workshop will look into two experiences: improving water and sanitation service delivery as well as water management and food security under challenges of climate change.
14:00 to 17:30: Judge Us by Our Outcomes
To succeed, we believe the water and sanitation sector must use reliable information to make informed decisions and develop monitoring and evaluation systems to measure impact. It must rethink how it reports - showing funds are spent on lasting outcomes vs. outputs. The convening organisations will explain this style of working.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Working Group on “Management and support of rural water supplies” will meet to share recent results and experiences from IRC’s Triple-S project, as well as experiences with “management and support”, with a focus on post-construction support and monitoring. All registered participants of the Stockholm Water Week are welcome to participate. For more information, please contact Julia Boulenouar.
Thursday 30 August 2012
There is a growing body of experience with the multiple-use services approach that provides evidence for it as a cost-effective way of achieving significant health and livelihoods benefits. However, institutional barriers remain. This session seeks to identify pathways to overcome these to reach the tipping point for scaling up.
Current global monitoring of drinking-water and sanitation does not provide a detailed assessment of service coverage, nor covers hygiene. JMP and partners are developing post-2015 indicators taking into account the Human right to water and sanitation. The seminar will present first results and invite participants to contribute.