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14 Jun 2018 in News Gallery


Remote Monitoring of Handpump Functionality focus of new WaSH Policy Research Digest

The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) has published the eight edition of their WaSH Policy Research Digest. The focus is on Remote Monitoring of Handpump Functionality.  Key Policy and Programmatic Takeaways Data from remote sensors on handpump uptime and failures can increase operational performance, but only when combined with a highly responsive maintenance service. Advanced data analytics open up the possibility of predicting faults and undertaking…

  • Mrs. de Albuquerque with Her Excellency Dorji Choden, Minister of Works and Human Settlements

    SWA Executive Chair visits Bhutan to discuss prioritization of sanitation, water and hygiene


    [caption id="attachment_16864" align="alignright" width="300"] Mrs. de Albuquerque with Her Excellency Dorji Choden, Minister of Works and Human Settlements[/caption]   Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA's Executive Chair, was recently in Bhutan at the invitation of the Government, to meet with key ministries and development partners, and to be a speaker at the…

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    9th National WASH and Water Resource Management Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF), Ethiopia


    The government of Ethiopia, along with several partners, organized the 9th National WASH and Water Resource Management Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) which is taking place from 12-13 June in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MSF brought together Ministers responsible for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, External Support Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and the…

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    Uruguay joins SWA

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    Uruguay has recently joined SWA becoming the 71 government to join the partnership. SWA has seen its presence in the Latin America region increase significantly over the last months with Nicaragua joining at the beginning of May. The government of Uruguay will be represented by the National Environment, Water and…

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    Finance webinar with ministers from Nigeria & Swaziland

    in Country Processes

    Achieving access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all as called for by the SDGs depends on both the effective use of existing financial resources and the ability to mobilize and redirect additional financial resources; these are needed to both maintain current systems and to extend services to the…

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    SWA Focal Points from Malawi, Zambia & Zimbabwe to meet in Lusaka

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    Next week, SWA is convening a meeting in Lusaka for focal points from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SWA is multi-stakeholder, so these Focal Points include governments, civil society, donors, and other constituencies. There is now an increased understanding of the implications of the SDGs and the need for continued political…

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    Announcing SWA’s New Cycle of High-level Meetings

    in Event Updates

    In SWA’s new cycle of High-Level Meetings, the Finance Ministers’ Meetings will take place every three years during the World Bank’s Spring Meeting. Smaller-scale Sector Ministers’ Meetings will be held back-to-back with the FMMs for sector ministers accompanying their finance counterparts. Sector Ministers’ Meetings will be hosted by an SWA…

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    Out now: draft preliminary findings - Global Review on National Accountability Mechanisms for Goal 6

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    A group of CSOs in 27 countries under the umbrella of SWA partners End Water Poverty, Watershed, Coalition Eau and WSSCC just published the draft preliminary findings of their study Global Review on National Accountability Mechanisms for Goal 6. The study investigated the nature of the existing national accountability mechanisms as…

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    SWA joins WASH Enabling Environment Workshop in Swaziland

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    The SWA Secretariat will participate in a capacity development workshop organized by UNICEF on the enabling environment for the WASH sector in Swaziland on May 15-17. The objective of the workshop is to establish a common understanding of the implications of the SDGs for planning, financing and monitoring; and to…

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    Save-the-date: Special Webinar on SDG Follow-up and Review (4-5 May)

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    As part of the 2018 Webinar Series, SWA is organizing a special webinar focusing on SDG follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda This will be specifically tailored to the 16 SWA Partner countries involved in the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), for the 2018 High-level Political Forum. The VNRs aim to…