Posted by UNC on Jan 11, 2019
Webinar on Seasonality & Rural Water Supply
Join us for a webinar panel discussion, January 23, on the recent WaSH Policy Research Digest that addressed the impacts of seasonality on rural water supply.
 
Wednesday, January 23rd from 8:00 to 9:0 0am EST/ 13:00 to 14:00 GMT. Click here to register. To submit a question to the panelists in advance, email: swgeorge@email.unc.edu 
Webinar on Seasonality & Rural Water Supply
Join us for a webinar panel discussion, January 23, on the recent WaSH Policy Research Digest that addressed the impacts of seasonality on rural water supply. In this issue of the Digest, the authors pulled out the following policy take-aways:
  • The demands on water committees are greater during the rainy season, when their resources, in terms of time and  money, are lowest; seasonality thus plays a role in water committee success.
  • Governments must manage the inputs of external actors offering support in order to ensure they understand the impact of seasonality, and that they engage and monitor over a full cycle of rainy and dry seasons before proposing management structures.
  • Water committees must be able to tailor their management to seasonal realities, such as allowing larger payments after the harvest rather than equal monthly payments year-round.
  • Monitoring must be improved to avoid dry season bias and provide a full picture of water access, water use behaviour, and management challenges over the entire seasonal cycle.
The panel will be moderated by Clarissa Brocklehurst of the Water Institute at UNC, with opening remarks by Dr. Jamie Bartram, Director of the Water Institute at UNC.
 
Panelists:
  • Ryan Cronk, Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Water Institute at UNC
  • Kerstin Danert, RWSN Theme Leader for Sustainable Groundwater Development, SKAT Foundation
  • Emma Kelly, Graduate Research Assistant, The Water Institute at UNC 
Wednesday, January 23rd from 8:00 to 9:00 am EST/ 13:00 to 14:00 GMT. Click here to register. To submit a question to the panelists in advance, email: swgeorge@email.unc.edu 
 
WaSH Policy Research Digest
ISSUE #10: SEASONALITY & RURAL WATER SUPPLY
The WaSH Policy Research Digest is issued quarterly by The Water Institute at UNC—problem solvers focused on the sustainable management of water for health and human development—and comprises a review of a recent article or About the WaSH Policy Research Digest:  report, and a short literature review on a WaSH topic. It provides objective, concise, and timely information to advise WaSH policy development. To subscribe, please go to http://waterinstitute.unc.edu/wash-policy-research-digest. Questions or comments about this publication? Please contact us at waterinstitute@unc.edu.

View a PDF of WaSH Policy Research Digest Issue #10