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RWSSP-WN In Conferences and Publications


This page shares links to various international and national conferences and peer reviewed articles where RWSSP-WN II has been present.

RWSSP-WN II in conferences:
6th International Dry Toilet Conference August 22-25, 2018, Tampere, Finland.

Min Prasad Basnet: Sustaining sanitation movements generating livelihoods for low income households


Sanna-Leena Rautanen: Wicked Open Defecation – Contemplations from Nepal


Bipin Poudel: Revamping the Sanitation Ladder: Need of a separate EcoSan ladder


Click here for the Book of Abstracts.

International Conference on "Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership", April 10-12, 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal

Jointly organized by the Government of Nepal (GoN), Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS), Society of Public Health Engineers, Nepal (SOPHEN) and Nepal Engineers' Association (NEA) under the patronage of Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation (MoWSS), Nepal, .


RWSSP-WN at conference:


Liski, Aura (2018) Impact of climate-induced hazards on rural water supply functionality - case Nawalparasi. Click here for the full paper and click here for the presentation.


Liski, Aura (2018) Women’s experiences as Water Users and Sanitation Committee members. Click here for the side event presentation.


Rautanen, Sanna-Leena & Ghimire, Dinesh (2018) 101 Lift Schemes + Comparing Electric and Solar Lift Water Supply Schemes in Western Nepal. Click here for the full paper  and click here for the presentation.

Rautanen, Sanna-Leena (2018) Rain Drops Count - Revisiting 'FINNIDA' Rainwater Harvesting Jars after a Decade. Click here for the full paper  and click here for the presentation.



Click here for the related staff blog from the RVWRMP & RWSSP-WN side event.



Other Conferences:


Kalpana Dishwa & Sanna-Leena Rautanen (2017) Getting the message right: Step by Step behaviour change communication to guide change in sanitation in Nepal. Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services. 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 2017.


Rautanen, S-L. (2017). Local Financing for Functionality Sustainability and Service Level Improvement – An Opportunity for MUS? Seventh International Seminar on "Irrigation in Local Adaptation and Resilience", 11-12 April, 2017, Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems (FMIS) Promotion Trust, Kathmandu, Nepal

RWSSP-WN II contribution to Nepal Technical Paper in 6th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) “Better Sanitation Better Life”, 11-13 January, 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


White, P., & Rautanen, S.-L. (2015). Operationalising rights to water and sanitation in Nepal. Water for Development, World Water Week in Stockholm, August 22-28, 2015. Abstract volume (p. 19-20).


White, P., & Rautanen, S.-L. (2013). A case study of consideration of gender and social inclusion in water resources management and conflict minimisation at the local level in Nepal. Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships - World Water Week in Stockholm, September 1-6, 2013. Abstract volume (p. 16).



5th International Dry Toilet Conference - Dry Toilet Conference 2015 – Solutions. August 19-22, 2015, Tampere, Finland


Staff members with the presentation:

Poudel, Bipin: Ecological Toilet Emerging as a Solution to Food Security in Nepal.


Rautanen, Sanna-Leena: Solutions to cultural challenges in scaling up dry sanitation in Nepal

White, Pamela: Changing attitudes to achieve toilet access for all in Nepal


Wagle, Narayan: Reaching the Mountain for Solution: Sustainable Dry Sanitation Practices (A Case Study of Lomangthan Village Development Committee, Mustang District, Nepal)


From RVWRMP: Chand, Chakra: Productive Sanitation Successfully Links Toilets and Livelihoods


Click here for more on DT2015

RWSSP-WN II in peer reviewed articles & books:


Rautanen, S.-L. & White, P. (2018). Portrait of a successful small-town water service provider in Nepal’s changing landscape. Water Policy 20: 84–99. doi: 10.2166/wp.2018.006


Gerwel-Jensen, L., Rautanen, S.-L., & White, P. (2015). Strengthening Behaviour Change Communication in Western Nepal - how can we do better? Waterlines, 34(4), 330-346. doi:10.3362/1756-3488.2015.030


White, P., Rautanen, S.-L. & Nepal, P.R. (2017). Operationalising the right to water and sanitation and gender equality via appropriate technology in rural Nepal. in: Garrido Villareal, M. (ed). “Human Rights and Technology. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, United Nations-mandated University for Peace. (pages 217-239). ISBN 978-9930-542-00-2

This is a compilation of studies. The first article under "Capacity Building, Technology Transfer and Development" titled “Operationalising the right to water and sanitation and gender equality via appropriate technology in rural Nepal” (pages 217-239) was authored by Pamela White, Sanna-Leena Rautanen, and Pallab Raj Nepal. It focuses on the capacity-building among local authorities, rural communities, and donors. It presents RWSSP-WN and RVWRMP, discussing how the project implementation is contributing with the achievement of SDG 6.

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