The IRC webinars are an initiative from the IRC team working on innovations in WASH. This team seeks to enhance learning and sharing of lessons on innovations in the WASH sector. Monthly lunch meetings are organised for IRC staff and broadcasted via the web so that others can follow, or download the presentation and discussion.

Introducing and scaling up sustainable WASH technologies

On December 11, the WASHTech Consortium organised a webinar introducing two new tools that will help to select water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies that keep working. The first, the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF), has been extensively tested and is now available on www.washtechnologies.net. A second, complementary tool, the Technology Introduction Process (TIP) provides guidance on the roles and activities needed for successful scaling up of technologies. This folder contains a summary of the webinar discussions, the presentations and the recording.

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Webinar: Self-supply as a water service

This webinar on Self-supply as a water service was held at IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in November 2013 for staff and partners. There is wider understanding – against a backdrop of slower than desired progress in mainstream approaches to supply rural communities with water and newly proposed ambitious targets to supply water to all at home – that we might do more to support the efforts of households developing their own supplies through Self-supply. Many hundreds of thousands in Africa alone have developed their own wells, rainwater harvesting systems or practice household water treatment.

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Webinar - Investing in effective technologies

Investing in the right technologies in a given context is an important step towards improving sustainability of WASH services. The Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) is a tool to help decision makers assess if a water or sanitation technology is applicable to their situation.

Besides technology itself, the introduction process is also a critical factor determining sustainability of a WASH service. Technologies that are likely to perform well against a range of criteria can be piloted and scaled up using the Technology Introduction Process (TIP) guide.

On 3 June 2013, IRC International Water and Sanitation centre hosted a webinar about both tools, currently under development by the WASHTech project.

For more information visit the WASHTech website

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Webinar - A generic approach to WASH monitoring in Latin America

On 22 May 2013, IRC organised an in-house webinar to present the approach that IRC developed for the institutionalization of national WASH monitoring systems in the Latin American region.  The webinar counted with the participation of representatives from the Liberian Ministry of Public Works and SNV Liberia, as Liberia is seeking to embark on a similar process.

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Webinar - the use of evidence in achieving IRC's mission

On 6 March 2013, IRC organised an in-house webinar to discuss the use of evidence in achieving IRC's mission. In this folder you can find a blog post by Carmen da Silva Wells summarising the webinar discussions, the webinar recordings and the presentation.

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Webinar - Emerging lessons on WASH Sector Learning

On 11 July 2012, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre organised a webinar for its staff and partners to discuss the lessons that are emerging around the topic of sector learning with WASH Resource Centre Networks. A topic that IRC has been working on since 2009 with partners from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Honduras, Nepal and Uganda.

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Webinar - Scaling pathways for MUS

On 22 June 2012 an in-house IRC seminar took place to identify different scaling pathways for MUS and to discuss the ways in which IRC can contribute to reaching those. New research findings were presented, as well as the recently developed guidelines for MUS; and a joint analysis was carried out on the institutional opportunities and barriers in different scaling pathways for MUS.

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Webinar - productive use of faecal sludge in Bengaluru

Waste is a resource in the wrong place. People who have no sewer connection do go to the toilet though urban authorities seem to think differently given the neglect of the multitude of sanitation self-service models that have emerged in many cities. An IRC webinar on 2 May 2012 discussed the productive use of faecal sludge by farmers in Bengaluru.


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Webinar - Impacts post-construction support in Colombia

Post-construction support has often been claimed to improve the provision of rural water supply services. Little quantitative evidence exists on how this works out in practice. IRC and CINARA have studied the impact of post-construction support on both the performance of rural service providers and of the service level that is eventually provided and intended to unravel which support aspects are most relevant in creating impact. On 7 March 2012, the study results were presented in a webinar and a broader discussion on the role of post-construction support on rural water supplies took place.

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FLOW for monitoring WASH service delivery in Ghana

How to assess and monitor functionality of water services? IRC is testing out FLOW in three districts in Ghana. FLOW helps the user assess whether facilities are functioning or are on the verge of disrepair. In a webinar on 1 February 2012, Marieke Adank and Nicolas Dickinson shared their experiences with FLOW in three districts in Ghana.

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