STEPS AT WORLD WATER FORUM

The STEPS Centre water and sanitation team is at the sixth World Water Forum in Marseille where they are preparing for our event this evening, where the progress – or lack of it – made since  the New Delhi statement on safe water and sanitation in 1990 will be debated. If you would like to know…

STEPS AT THE WORLD WATER FORUM 2012

This Thursday (15 March), we’re holding a side event at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille. Speakers include Jeremy Allouche, Alan Nicol, Lyla Mehta, Archana Patkar (WSSCC), Kamal Kar (CLTS) and Tom Slaymaker (WaterAid). At the event, we’ll be launching the new IDS Bulletin on Water and Sanitation, ‘Some for All? Pathways and Politics…

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…

“SOME FOR ALL” IN WATER: FORTHCOMING IDS BULLETIN

A new IDS Bulletin, published on 2 March, will focus on STEPS work on water and sanitation. Entitled “Some for All? Pathways and Politics Since New Delhi 1990”, it brings 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…

VIDEO: WATER & SANITATION FOR ALL?

We were lucky to have some big names in water & sanitation at our Water & Sanitation Symposium last week. We asked them what the biggest barriers were for water & sanitation for all, and what will happen after the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals. Here’s Jon Lane, Executive Director of the Water…

WATER & SANITATION FOR ALL IS ELUSIVE, BUT ACHIEVABLE

Here’s another guest post on water and sanitation, on the eve of our Symposium on that subject. Barbara Frost is Chief Executive of Water Aid, a charity dedicated to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. A great deal has been achieved since the first UN International…

FILM: “WATER AND JUSTICE” OUT NOW

Our new film, “Water and Justice: Peri-urban pathways in Delhi”, tells the story of three people and their relationship with water in the towns and villages on the edge of the city. The film draws on our research into water in peri-urban Delhi. >> STEPS Centre: Films>> “Water and Justice” on Facebook

CALL FOR PAPERS: WATER AND SANITATION SYMPOSIUM 2011

The STEPS Centre’s Water and Sanitation Symposium on 22-23 March is entitled “Some for All? Pathways and Politics in Water and Sanitation since New Delhi, 1990”. We’ll be looking at the political economy and politics of water and sanitation in the 21 years since the publication of “Some for all rather than more for some”…

4 BIG CHALLENGES FOR WATER AND SANITATION

Photo: Map of sanitation in Ndeke village, Zambia, from the CLTS Flickr photostreamWe live in uncertain times. If you’re looking for something that embodies the changing and conflicting forces of politics, power, the environment and human relations, you can’t do much better than water. It’s a source of life, through drinking water and agriculture; and…