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Capital Maintenance Expenditure tool, the cost of water services in Uganda

by | July 11, 2019 | Delia Sánchez Trancón, Eastern Africa, Financing, Latest, Training and facilitation, Water Services

Last week I provided a training on a capital maintenance expenditure – or CapManEx – tool to staff from the Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda.

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Reflections on the ‘Beyond collaboration: learning from the national and district-level collective action efforts in WASH’ session held during the IRC All systems Go Symposium.

by | April 15, 2019 | Global, Harold Lockwood, Knowledge communication, Latest, Training and facilitation

Following on from the engaging session entitled Beyond collaboration: learning from national and district-level collective action efforts in WASH held during the All Systems Go Symposium, in March this year, Jonathan Annis of TetraTech and Harold Lockwood of Aguaconsult have developed this reflection on the session and key takeaway messages about how collective action works in practice.

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Aguaconsult joins RWSN thematic group on sustainable services

by | April 8, 2019 | Global, Julia Boulenouar, Knowledge communication, Latest, Training and facilitation

Julia Boulenouar of Aguaconsult has recently joined Marieke Adank of IRC and the World Bank’s Susanna Smets to co-lead the sustainable service thematic group of RWSN

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Everything you wanted to know about systems thinking, but were too afraid to ask!

by | February 18, 2019 | Harold Lockwood, Knowledge communication, Latest

Maybe you’ve heard about ‘systems thinking’ or taking a ‘systems-based approach’, but don’t really know what to make of it? March is almost here and the IRC 50th anniversary symposium is almost upon us, putting systems thinking front and centre of the conversation for WASH practitioners and policy makers, but what does it all really mean?

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Re-visiting the Sustainability Index Tool assessment in Ghana seven years on.

by | February 5, 2019 | Harold Lockwood, Latest, Monitoring & evaluation, Sanitation & Hygiene, Technical Assistance, Training and facilitation, Water Services, Western Africa

Aguaconsult, together with our long-standing partner in Ghana, Maple Consult, is now carrying out a follow-up assessment of the first phase of the Rotary-USAID partnership which invested in water supply, sanitation and hygiene interventions in five districts in 2012.

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Water resources beyond the WASH cosmos

by | November 15, 2018 | Delia Sánchez Trancón, Eastern Africa, Latest, Research and design, Water Services

In the WASH sector the basic element of water – so fundamental to life – is seen as a vehicle to achieve targets: SDGs, full coverage to households and to improve the quality of life of millions. However, many others sectors which support the enabling environment, the financial flows or even the sustainability of water and sanitation services such as agriculture and hydropower are perceived as competitors or even polluters. Not forgetting that in rural areas most of the households are farmers too, so from their perspective the line between WASH, water resources and other aspects of their lives is actually really thin.

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