Oxfam Phillippines interview: WASH, sanitation marketing, and transformative empowerment in the Philippines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In an interview with IWCAN’s Karen Delfau, Rona Ramos, Camille Adle, and Perlita Gacutno from Oxfam Philippines share their experiences on sanitation marketing in the Philippines, women’s leadership projects, financial structures, and implementing market-based programmes. Interview topics About Rona, Pearl, and Camille and their roles in Oxfams’s sanitation work About sanitation marketing and Oxfam’s WASH […]

Prof. Dr. Khin-Ni-Ni Thein interview: applying integrated water management in the Ayeyarwady river basin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Professor Ni-Ni Thein, secretary of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), the peak body for integrated water resources management in Myanmar.  She discusses the State of the Basin Assessment and Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management program and the need for building trust with international partners and the citizens of Myanmar to be successful. She […]

Addressing wastewater and non-revenue water challenges: insights from the American Samoa Power Authority

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with William Spitzenberg and Jason Jaskowiak from the American Samoa Power Authority. Will Spitzenberg and Jason Jaskowiak discuss non-revenue water losses, the old-leaking piped water system in the Pacific and building capacity to improve them, smart metering, wastewater treatment in the unique context of American Samoa, and the need for localised innovation to overcome […]

Addressing food and water security: the effectiveness of Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification through the Sustainable and Resilient Farming Systems Initiative

By Simon Ross, IWCAN In an interview, Prof. Quentin Grafton, an economist from the Australian National University, referred to the Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making (ROAD) process used in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP), which covers Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The aim was to establish participatory processes for addressing food and water security in light […]

Resilient decision making: what it is and what value it can provide for global communities

In an interview, Professor Quentin Grafton discussed the importance of resiliency and resilient decision making. This article explores the concepts of resilience and resilient decision making, looking more closely at what they mean and how they can be applied at a community level. Resilient decision making addresses what can be done about problems, within stakeholders’ control, to […]

​Technology to improve people’s relationship with food, water, air, and health

In an interview, Huw Pohlner discusses the potential for technology and the connection economy to engage communities in environmental monitoring and data sharing. This article provides some examples of technologies out there that could be applied. This is, in no way, a comprehensive list. What else is out there that could be used to connect people […]

​Bottom-up engagement with communities in Laos

In an interview, Tari Bowling spoke about the necessity of authentic community engagement in her work in Laos. Her stories were such great examples of how the best intentions can have unintended consequences when communities have not been brought in at the earliest stages of a project. This article details her experiences. Implementing the SDGs has to […]

Local, national, and global approaches to meeting the SDGs

In an interview with Tari Bowling, she discussed how individual nations are holding themselves accountable for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This article looks more closely at who is doing what — which countries are participating in the voluntary national review process and, in particular, what France is doing, which is considered to be one of […]

Tari Bowling interview: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and implementing WASH programs in Laos

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Tari Bowling, Integrated WaSH and Nutrition Coordinator for the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) in Laos. As part of her Masters in Integrated Water Management with the International WaterCentre, Tari completed a professional placement with the Theun-Hinboun expansion project and was later hired by the THPC as a consultant to implement integrated WaSH […]

The effects of land and water separation on First Nations Peoples

Although Australia’s innovative water policies and management frameworks have resulted in significant gains regarding water management, some of these policies have had impacts on access to water for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In an interview, Bradley Moggridge, Aboriginal water expert, surfaced that the National Water Initiative’s de-coupling of water and land has had the […]

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