Category Archives: General

New review of WaterAid’s work in small towns

WaterAid has just completed a follow-up review of its work in small towns in four countries. The review set out to check back to what extent this earlier piece of research had influenced the work by our teams and partners in these countries and what impact this was having. It also set out to gather […]

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Exciting work starting in Tanzania

Watch this space for more information from WaterAid in Tanzania. See this message from our Urban Coordinator: “We have started the Master plan/Land use planning for our small town in Tanzania called Kibiti in Rufiji district, Coast Region over the last two weeks. This planning process is taking a participatory process whereby the district planning […]

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Winning the race: Sanitation in rapidly-growing towns

Just seen this, shared by David Shaub-Jones who worked on this project.  This is a great opportunity for WASH sector professionals from the SADC region already working in this area or begining to take up this challenge. IRC, together with UCLGA, WIN-SA and AusAid, are hosting a Learning and Sharing Workshop around the crucial topic […]

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New videos added

We have just added a series of five short videos that describes the proposed analytical appraoch to small towns, that we believe will help practioners to plan better the appropriate solutions for each town’s particular development context. We have created a new page for these videos. Please click this link.

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Breaking rules for improved services in Small Towns

Found this interesting article from WASHCost: Breaking rules for improved services Updated – Tuesday 15 March 2011 Kishan and MV Rama Chandrudu of the WASHCost India team documented the typical scenarios that occur in the small towns and peri-urban areas of Andra Pradesh with regards to the governance of water services. When community members in […]

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Final Report Launched

The final report from this research process has now been released and the text of this website has been updated accordingly. The report can be downloaded using the link on the home page just below the video, which is also a new edited version.   So you can now read the text directly on this website or […]

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Findings presented at Stockholm World Water Week

Today, WaterAid and BPD have presented the findings as contained on this website at the Stockholm World Water Week.  During this week, thousands of water and sanitation professionals from governments, NGO’s donors and the private sector participate in in-depth discussions around the urgent issues facing the sector.  This has been a excellent forum to raise […]

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Small Towns website launched

We’ve launched this website to share the findings from a preliminary research process investigating what different approaches are needed in Small Town water and sanitation service delivery, as opposed to rural and large urban centres.  These findings stem from a year long process across six countries and demonstrate that current programmes tend to employ “cookie-cutter” or “one size fits all” approaches […]

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