7th RWSN Forum report

Proceedings of the 7th RWSN Forum

Browse the content – organised by day presented

 Browse the content – organised by topic

Sponsored Seminars



RWSSI Strategy 2016-2025 African Development Bank: Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Initiative
Training Course: Gestion des eaux souterraines pour les Organismes nationaux et de Bassin African Groundwater Network, BGR, German Cooperation, CapNetUPGro: Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the  PoorBGS,
Making Consortia work for WASH: sharing lessons and experiences Concern Worldwide
Business Models for rural water sustainability  Oxford University, UNICEF
Making Rights Real: What difference does it make if water and sanitation are human rights RWSN, WaterAid, WASH United, Institute of Sustainable Futures, End Water Poverty, UNICEF
Developing national rural water supply programs for systematic change The World Bank Group
An understandable approach to the development and use of groundwater UPGro: Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the  PoorBGSWater Mission, National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF)
Joint Sector Reviews – recent analysis and future directions USAID
Rural water Public-Private Partnerships and their role in extending, improving and sustaining access  USAID
Monitoring safety managed drinking water services in the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development  WHO-UNICEF JMP
Water Integrity: a new pathway to fulfilling human rights to water& sanitation WIN, Caritas, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation


Download the RWSN Forum participants’ list  (Updated in February 2017)

About the Forum

RWSN Forums have a unique character, with an emphasis on learning and sharing, and a practical rather than political focus. The participants are mainly rural water supply professionals and practitioners. Where political leaders participate, they are encouraged to engage in the sessions and exhibition as equals with the other participants. The event will run over three days, with an exhibition, and an additional day for optional field trips or specific workshops. It will comprise plenary and parallel sessions of presentations and interactive workshops as well as presentation of posters, photographs, cartoons and films.

The philosophy of the Forum is to:

  • be inclusive of different perspectives;
  • build capacity by raising the quality of the submissions and improving communication skills within the rural water sector;
  • share knowledge and experience on rural water issues among equals
  • bring the realities of the field to the attention of decision-makers and funding agencies
  • catalyze vibrant South-South exchanges and networking
  • be accessible to French and English speakers. For the first time, presentations in Spanish will be accepted, and translation/ interpretation will be offered at the Forum if there is sufficient demand and funding.

This year, the theme of the Forum was “Water for everyone” – what are the practical implications of achieving the the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Target 6.1 to achieve universal access to safe, affordable water by 2030 worldwide. 

RWSN Forum programme & brochure