World Water Day 2012

To mark World Water Day we have published a range of thought-provoking new resources, and we are holding a seminar at IDS in the UK (details below)

>>A new edition of the IDS Bulletin, ‘Some for All?’ Politics and Pathways in Water and Sanitation, edited by Alan Nicol, Lyla Mehta and Jeremy Allouche and featuring work collected at the STEPS Centre’s 2011 water symposium, has been published. The Bulletin focuses on STEPS work on water and sanitation, bringing together papers from participants at our 2011 Water Symposium, including Barbara Frost, Gourisankar Ghosh and Kamal Kar. A selection of papers from the Bulletin will be available to view online, for free, until 2 April.

>>STEPS water and sanitation convenor Lyla, with Jeremy, Alan Nicol, Harriet Dudley and Phemo Kgomotso attended the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille to host a debate focusing on the pathways taken (or not taken) since the New Delhi statement at the end of the UN Water Decade in 1990. They all blogged from the event. Read the blogs from our team

>>As part of the STEPS Centre’s Rio+20 video project, asking delegates what one sustainable development issue they would like to see addressed at June’s Rio+20 Earth Summit. View the videos  including Kamal Kar. And if you would like us to video your response to this question, please get in touch. There are also some photos from the event. For more on the STEP Centre’s Rio+20 activities see our website.


>>Institute of Development Studies director Lawrence Haddad has written about the Bulletin on his own blog, Development Horizons.

>>We have created a full list of the STEPS Centre’s STEPS water publications and resources which can be downloaded. Or you can search via the publications page.

>>Watch our film Water and Justice: Peri-urban Pathways in Delhi

>>Find out more about our water and sanitation work

>>On Thursday 22 March we are holding a seminar at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, entitled Some for all? Politics and pathways in water and sanitation, launching a new edition of the IDS Bulletin, featuring work collected at the STEPS Centre’s 2011 water symposium. More details on the events page.