IRC in the media
16 Apr 13
IRC's Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery symposium featured in three articles published in local Ethiopian news media. One of the articles quoted IRC Director Nico Terra.
Sustaining sanitation – Pan European Networks interviews Joep Verhagen
29 Mar 13
EU aid for water and sanitation hit a record €1.6bn in 2009, but in March 2012 the EU announced plans to redirect development to ‘the world’s neediest nations’ with fears that this could harm sanitation efforts in Latin America, Asia and possibly some sub-Saharan African countries. Joep Verhagen shares his thoughts on the EU plans and on how knowledge-sharing partnerships and research are helping to provide sustainable solutions to existing rural and urban sanitation problems.
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05 Jul 12
The July 2012 issue of the New Agriculturist features a story about the "honey-suckers" of Bengaluru, which is based on a case study published by IRC. In Bengaluru in southern India, tanker drivers known as honey-suckers provide a valuable sanitation service, collecting faecal sludge from households not served by the sewerage network.
12 Jun 12
The press release about the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNICEF Mozambique and IRC has been published in the Jornal Mercados. The Jornal Mercados is a economics and business journal published in Mozambique.
Jornal Mercados ed nr.pdf (853.7 kB)
01 Jun 12
A team from the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) visited the Mundathicode panchayat recently to study initiatives in the water and sanitation sectors and decentralisation, reported The Hindu newspaper from Kerala on 10 May 2012. The team, headed by Nico Terra, IRC director, interacted with local body representatives and beneficiaries of various schemes. The team also met P.P. Balan, director of the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA).
03 May 12
The April 2012 issue of "Waterspiegel", the magazine of the Association of Dutch Water Companies (VEWIN) features IRC "the memory of the international water sector". Waterspiegel interviewed IRC Director Nico Terra and Senior Programme Officers Christine Sijbesma and Joep Verhagen under the heading "Our goal: water and sanitation for everyone for ever".
23 Mar 12
“The goal of universal access to clean water is far from complete”, says IRC Programme Officer Stef Smits on CNN International on World Water Day 2012.
08 Mar 12
"What is being measured is basically the type of improved technology that people are supposed to be accessing like a hand-pump or a tap in the house. What's not being measured is whether it works, the quality, how far people have to walk to get to that water." IRC's Patrick Moriarty was one of the members in Al Jazeera's Inside Story on water and sanitation, broadcasted on 8 March 2012.