local systems

Video

It's about the Systems, Stupid | Patrick Moriarty | TEDxDenHelder

Patrick Moriarty, CEO of IRC, gave this TedX talk in the Netherlands in February 2017 to talk about the need for investing in systems to provide long-term solutions and instead focus on quick wins and opportunist leaders. He discusses what we can learn from people who are building systems in third world countries and the long term costs of pursuing quick wins.

IRC is a consortium member in the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS).

Report

Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership: Context Analysis Uganda

Sustainable service delivery remains a huge challenge in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Sector. Achieving sustainable WASH, as defined by USAID, is when country partners and communities take ownership of the service, and there are local systems to deliver inputs needed to maintain results and deliver impacts beyond the life of projects. In order to achieve this goal at scale, new approaches to WASH service delivery and sustainability are needed.

Event

All Systems Go! IRC WASH Systems Symposium 2019

Are you a practitioner or theoretician of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems or the application of systems approaches to WASH? IRC in collaboration with several partners will be hosting a major symposium on building and strengthening strong systems to deliver safe and sustainable WASH services for everyone. The WASH systems symposium "All systems go!" will be held from 12-14 March 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Water Currents

Water Currents: WASH and the Systems Approach

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

Webpage

Truer Stakeholder Ownership of Data

As part of the USAID-funded Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership, LINC and WaterSHED recently organized a workshop for stakeholders in Cambodia’s rural sanitation and hygiene sector. In contrast to the hundreds of workshops conducted every year in the WASH sector, we took a different approach: instead of participants simply receiving information, we wanted them, as stakeholders, to own the information.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Rural Water Supply

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

Press Release

CU Boulder to Lead $15.3 Million Initiative for Sustainable Water and Sanitation for Development

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world. Globally, more than 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities, and 660 million people are without access to safe drinking water.