IRC 50 years: All systems go!

12 March 2019

On the occasion of their 50th anniversary, Dutch-based think-tank on WASH-issues, IRC, hosts a major symposium on building strong systems for universal and sustainable access to water.

Date: 12-13 March 2019
Location: The Hague, the Netherlands
Organiser: IRC Wash

Get wicked. Poor water & sanitation facilities is a wicked problem to solve.

On the occasion of their 50th anniversary the Dutch-based think-tank on WASH-issues, IRC Wash, organises in collaboration with several partners, a major symposium on building and strengthening strong systems to deliver safe and sustainable WASH services for everyone.

Delivering services
Systems are the networks of people, organisations, institutions and resources necessary to deliver services. They include both hardware and software; management and governance.

The key sub-systems necessary for WASH services include: institutional systems; service delivery models; monitoring systems; water resources management systems; financial systems; planning and budgeting systems; regulatory systems; procurement and project delivery systems; learning and knowledge sharing systems; and asset management systems.

Understanding failures
IRC’s approach understands that the failure of services is a symptom of the failure of systems: calling for systems change and systems strengthening. It is anchored in both a conceptual understanding of the theory of systems change and the practical business of identifying and strengthening the building blocks for effective service delivery.

Further information on the symposium 'All systems go!', calls for papers, and registration information will follow soon.

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