What is the hole in your bucket?


 Henry! Fetch me some water!

There’s a hole in my bucket dear Liza, dear Liza

There’s a hole in my bucket dear Liza, a hole.

Well, fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,

Well, fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it


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So tell us, what is the hole in your bucket?




  What is the hole in your bucket?

Equal opportunities in IWRM and WATSAN through functional networking: from principles to practises

  World Water Week – 17 AUGUST 2007 – Folkets Hus – 13.30 hrs

Every water and sanitation organisation has it’s leaky issues – corruption, poor governance, gender biases, limited incomes, lack of awareness, limited technology, need for capacity building, etc..

The Women for Water partners work worldwide towards improving water management practices and enhancing the access of marginalised groups to water & sanitation. We are both critical and loyal partners in problem analysis, project design, implementation and evaluation. We strategize and negotiate on behalf of people who have poor or no access to water and sanitation. And we are eager to share our experiences and intrinsic knowledge with policy makers, entrepreneurs, technicians, project implementers and scientists. 

In the course of our work we often come across fundamental problems that need to be addressed so that a project can truly provide a sustainable solution and have a long-term effect on the livelihoods of these people and communities.

We call them the holes in the bucket . Unless those holes are mended before we fetch the water, it will continue to leak out and benefits will never reach the intended communities.
In the seminar of the Women for Water Partnership we will address these holes in the bucket . Having all stakeholders in one room we will try, through functional networking, to come to a solution for these problems.

So fix it!

This is your chance to tell us and the whole world what your hole in the bucket is and, if you already have ideas, how to fix it.

Tell us what your hole in the bucket is at: www.womenforwater.org