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Webinar: Supported self-supply: case studies from four continents

MetaMeta / SMART Centre Group will participate in a webinar on ‘Supported self-supply: case studies from four continents‘ on June 18th, at 9.00AM CEST.

Self-supply exists in almost all countries around the world and in specific times and areas can be the dominant form of service provision. Nevertheless, information on this approach typically is scattered and hard to find – mostly due to the passive role of government and the lack of reporting/monitoring mechanisms. This webinar by the RWSN Self-Supply theme will explore the case studies of formal programs to support self-supply from four continents.

As part of the webinar, Henk Holtslag will present on the experiences of the SMART Centre Group in several countries in Southern Africa and Latin America.

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The webinar will feature a discussion on supported self-supply and present case studies of formal programs from Madagascar, Nepal, Fiji, and Colombia, as well as examples from rural Africa.

We look forward to welcoming some amazing speakers:

  • James Mihelcic, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of South Florida.
  • Ratan Budhathoki, Project Leader for Climate Resilient Rural WASH, SNV Nepal. He has a technical, managerial background with over 30 years of professional experience in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors, working with global and national development organisations.
  • Prof. Isabel Dominguez, Associate Professor at the School of Civil Engineering of the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia. Her research areas include water management, rainwater harvesting, multiple uses of water, the interaction between water and participation, rural water supply, self-supply, and hydrological services analysis.
  • Henk Holtslag has ample experience with low-cost technologies for self-supply like rope pumps. He is advisor of the MetaMeta SMART Centre Group who train technicians in 9 African countries.

The session will be moderated by the RWSN Self-supply theme leaders Tim Foster and Diana Gonzalez Botero from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney.

Reinier VeldmanWebinar: Supported self-supply: case studies from four continents