This 15-minute video presentation is an appeal to decision-makers to support rural communities in their efforts to manage their water supplies. The video states that governments cannot leave rural communities with the full responsibility for the management of their water supplies. Governments possess the power and the means to provide the support that communities need. The Seventh Video was made for decisions makers, but contains many interesting issues for everyone concerned with rural water supply, such as the organisational problems regarding water management and gender issues. The video is based on material provided by IRC partners in Nepal, Pakistan, Cameroon, Kenya, Colombia and Guatemala.
WASHCost aims to promote the use of cost data for budgeting and planning, so that national and local government actors, as well as donor agencies and NGOS can align their sector investments, decisions, and plans. See for more info: http://www.washcost.info/page/107
The IRC webinars are an initiative from the IRC team working on innovations in WASH. This team seeks to enhance learning and sharing of lessons on innovations in the WASH sector. Monthly lunch meetings are organised for IRC staff and broadcasted via the web so that others can follow, or download the presentation and discussion. Check for more information: http://www.irc.nl/page/69625