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Seminar Monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa
Ouaga Monitoring

Over 200 people from 32 countries came together at the seminar on monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa. Daily newsletters, highlight discussions and recommendations from the event.

WASH for everyone for everywhere, moving from vision to practice
WASH for everyone for everywhere, moving from vision to practice

Making water and sanitation services available to everyone for life requires new ways of working. The WASH Conference in Brisbane fuelled discussion on a service delivery approach.

Call for approaches and tools
Call for approaches and tools

Call to submit approaches or tools for sustainability to be featured at the fifth WASH Sustainability Forum.

Webinar series on sustainability assessment tools for rural water services
Webinar series on sustainability assessment tools for rural water services

Sector stakeholders are increasingly using sustainability tools. Two webinars in March drew on research conducted as part of Triple-S and generated discussion on areas for improvement. 

Save the date: WASH sustainability forum 2014
WASH sustainability forum 2014

The fifth annual WASH Sustainability Forum will be held on June 30th & July 1st in The Netherlands and will focus on practical approaches and tools for sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to support continued Triple-S work in Ghana
Foundation to support continued Triple-S work

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded US$3 million to IRC to continue and build on the work in Ghana begun under the Triple-S project.

Making sense of monitoring with Sensemaker® – a method tried and rejected
Sensemaker® – a method tried and rejected

To monitor emerging change in the WASH sector, Triple-S experimented with SenseMaker®, an innovative monitoring method. A new report analyses why this was not successful and presents lessons learned.

March webinar series on sustainability tools
March webinar series on sustainability tools

SustainableWASH.org in collaboration with the Rural Water Supply Network, is hosting a series of two, hour-long webinars on March 4th & 18th 2014. Please join us at 2pm UTC.

Innovations in Mozambique provide insights on sustainable WASH services
Innovations in Mozambique provide insights on sustainable WASH services

Four case studies identify successful approaches to community based water and sanitation services and provide guidance for moving from stand-alone projects to sustainable services at scale.

Seeking a qualified end-of-project evaluation team for Triple-S

IRC is seeking a qualified team to conduct an independent end-of-project evaluation of Triple-S. Apply before 17 March 2014.

Future perspectives for rural water supply
Future perspectives for rural water supply

What will rural water supply look like in the future? IRC held a debate on this question, using data on costs and service levels collected through Triple-S and WASHCost in Burkina Faso and Mozambique. 

Monitoring improves water services in Burkina Faso
Monitoring improves water services in Burkina Faso

Rural water services in Arbinda and Gorgadji, two communes in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso are gradually improving, thanks to monitoring, evaluation and support to stakeholders.

Ghana takes monitoring services to scale
Ghana takes monitoring services to scale

SMARTerWASH is a big push to scaling up rural water monitoring in Ghana, building on recent innovations in water service monitoring, data collection and analysis.

Piped water systems provide a better service than handpumps, at lower cost
Piped water systems provide a better service than handpumps, at lower cost

Evidence from Burkina Faso reveals that piped water systems are viable in settlements with only 1500 residents- if all water uses are considered- and provide better service at lower cost than handpumps.

Programme Solidarité Eau (pS-Eau) special newsletter on monitoring
Programme Solidarité Eau (pS-Eau) special newsletter on monitoring

Programme Solidarité Eau (pS-Eau) published a special newsletter in French on monitoring, highlighting work of Triple-S in Burkina Faso and IRC. 

At a glance: moving from infrastructure to services that last
Triple-S dashboard

In February a beta version of the Triple-S monitoring dashboard goes live. This innovative visual tool provides rapid insights into progress towards addressing key sector challenges.

Seminar on monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa
Seminar on monitoring WASH in West Africa

A bilingual seminar on monitoring the decentralised delivery of WASH services in rural areas and small towns in West Africa. It is organised by IRC and pS-Eau and will take place from 7 - 9 April 2014 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 

Tools survey

What sort of tools do you need to support more sustainable service delivery? Help us help you – take the Triple-S tools survey. 

ICT for WASH in 2013

New briefing note summarises discussions and lessons from some key events in 2013 on the potential of ICT to improve WASH monitoring and ultimately service delivery. Contributions by IRC, TetraTech, Akvo, and SeeSaw.

Transforming local government from weak link into linchpin of sustainable service delivery
Transforming local government from weak link into linchpin

The linchpin is what keeps the wheels from falling off the wagon. With more systematic capacity support, local governments could serve a similarly essential function in rural water service delivery.