News from the MUS Group secretariat February 2010
Action points previous meeting • 2 pagers for MUS Group/FAO publication: see agenda item • CPWF synthesis paper: see agenda point • Gerardo van Halsema to check whether WUR would become core member: nothing heard back • UN task force: see agenda point • Membership survey: not done • Technical request MASSCOTE: pending • Workshop on CBA indicators: done • Update website with info on funders: done • Updating governance guidelines: done
Activities: information management • Newsletters: July 2009 and Dec 2010 – inputs solicited for March/April version • Email list: • Around 350 members; 320 effective? • Membership automatically cleaned, but manual cleaning still needed • No membership survey done • Website: regularly updated • Climbing water ladder: mailed around (supported by CPWF) • Special issue of WaterLines – with various contributions from the Group • Translation: • Climbing water ladder into Spanish – being finalised • MUS in Colombia (by Cinara) • Ideas for French translations?
Activities: technical exchange • Visits from first round completed: • RAIN and RiPPLE in Ethiopia • Winrock in Niger • One new request received: • WEDC and Cinara on technology options for MUS in Colombia • One open slot: MASSMUS?
Activities: networking • Proposal for chapter of MUS Group in Latin America – Cinara • Request for briefing on MUS at KfW – June • Request for session for WASH Coalitions at WSSCC - May
Opportunities • EU Water Facility? • Spanish call for proposals on networks • Others...