Water for Everyone, the RWSN Forum will explore how we are going to reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in rural areas and small towns. What has worked well in the past? What needs to be done differently in the future? Come and share your experiences of success and failure and learn from others. 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. You can find out more from the Forum Website.
The RWSN Forum is a global event dedicated to rural water supply and the content and the discussions are driven by attendees. Participants are invited to submit work such as – a paper, a poster, a film, a picture or photo, an exhibition stand or sponsored seminar. The peer-review process ensures that the best content is presented and that authors with good experiences and ideas are provided the support that they need. RWSN is particularly interested in practical experiences from an operational level. For example, one of the prizes for best paper at the 6th Forum went to Mr Edgar Phiri, a District Water Officer from Malawi.
The success of 7th RWSN Forum depends on participants. The Open Call for Submissions deadline is April 30th, 2016. Forum discussions will be based on submissions for long and short papers, posters, illustrations and short films, entered around the following themes:
- Sustainable Rural Water and Small Town Water Supplies;
- Equality, non-discrimination and inclusion;
- Sustainable Groundwater Development;
- Accelerating Self Supply;
- Mapping and Monitoring;
- Rural Water Supplies in the Humanitarian – Development Context;
The event brings together professionals from all types of organisations and at all levels, from entrepreneurs and service providers to government ministers to university professors. RWSN bring the latest in research, practice and policy together to catalyze new partnerships and reinvigorate existing ones. You can find the delegate list from last time on the 6th RWSN Forum website.