14.06.2017 - 15.06.2017
The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit will take place on 14-15 June 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar (Burma). Gathering 250+ humanitarian and development professionals, The Aid & Development Asia Summit will bring together regional and global expertise to discuss innovations and partnerships for aid and development programmes in Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar. The Summit will offer an unparalleled opportunity for knowledge exchange, cross-sector engagement and collaboration between UN, government agencies, local and international NGOs, Red Cross, development banks, investors, associations, media and the private sector.
09.06.2017 • 07:00 - 12:00
A half-day event this year. A light breakfast at 07.30 am, kick-off at 8.30 am, closing at 12.00 noon. WWS9 will feature an inspirational theme "WASH and Women" showing how women and girls are elevating their communities through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs. Venue: Georgia World Congress Centre
05.06.2017 • 00:00 - 00:00
Conference Topics The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Water and Society 2017. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome. Water resources management Water as a human right Water quality Water resources contamination Water, sanitation and health Water and disaster management Policy and legislation Future water demands Irrigation management Water management Urban water management Management of catchments Groundwater management and conservation Agribusiness
29.05.2017 - 02.06.2017
The 14th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. This is the global conference where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.
28.05.2017 • 00:00 - 00:00
28.05.2017 • 00:00 - 23:00
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global platform that brings together non-profits, government agencies, the private sector, the media and individuals to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).
17.05.2017 • 14:00 - 15:00
In working to address SDG6 there is increasing need to understand the different barriers to gaining governments commitment to sanitation and ensuring investment of resources to achieve targets. While it is clear that access to water and sanitation is a human right stating this is not enough to get the commitment from governments, especially in areas where funds are limited and there are competing priorities. By understanding government officials position, drivers and challenges it is possible to better engage and influence government and increase uptake in prioritising sanitation services. SuSanA will be facilitating a panel discussion between the World Toilet Organisation (WTO), WaterAid, and BRAC to understand what has worked for these three organisations in influencing government to prioritise sanitation and to address questions from SuSanA members along this topic.
01.05.2017 - 07.05.2017
The fourth Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development” by Eawag is starting on May 1, 2017 and will be conducted for a week on coursera.org. This course gives an overview of what faecal sludge is about, an introduction to the engineering fundamentals and required information for the design as well as a selection of technologies.
23.04.2017 - 25.04.2017
06.04.2017 • 10:00 - 16:00
The 19th SanCoP Meeting with the topic "container based sanitation systems" will take place on Thursday 6th of April 2017, from 10:30am to 4:30pm and be hosted by University College London.
27.03.2017 - 29.03.2017
The KAUST Research Conference on "Changing Paradigms of Wastewater Treatment – From Waste to Resource", will take place from the 27th of March to 29th of March 2017. Non-traditional water sources through reclamation and reuse of wastewater will be discussed and explored at the conference.
22.03.2017 • 00:00 - 00:00
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials. Instead of wasting wastewater, we need to reduce and reuse it. In our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots. In our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. In industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for things like cooling systems and irrigation. By exploiting this valuable resource, we will make the water cycle work better for every living thing. And we will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse.
19.03.2017 - 23.03.2017
About the Arab Water Week The Arab Water Week (AWW) is an international meeting in the Arab region which tackles water management issues through establishing innovative partnerships and platforms of collaborative work on water issues in the region. The importance of this meeting lies in providing a platform for greater coordination among the existing network of key stakeholders active in the water sector in the region. The Arab Water Week (AWW) does not only provide an opportunity to enhance communication flows, synergies and the sharing of successful experiences, but as well, it will facilitate the creation of new partnerships that complement and maximize the impact of on-going work in this sector for the benefit of all countries in the region.
16.03.2017 - 17.03.2017
The the 1st IWA Conference on Algal Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery will take place on 16th and 17th of March 2017 at the UNESCO-IHE in Delft. The conference aims at bringing together scientists, algaeneers and practitioners and act as a discussion and knowledge-sharing platform on the latest developments on algal technologies.
10.03.2017 - 21.03.2017
Join us in virtual space on 19-21 March 2017 for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon (lasting 48 hours) to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) topics ahead of World Water Day on 22 March 2017.
08.03.2017 - 11.03.2017
The International Conference Progress in Biogas IV will be held in Stuttgart, Germany on March 8th to 11th 2017 at the University of Hohenheim. The conference is organized by the IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas GmbH in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim.
28.02.2017 - 01.03.2017
The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is set to hold its 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February - 1 March 2017. The 2-day Summit, which will take place at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel, will bring together 300+ high level stakeholders from UN and government agencies, national and international NGOs, development banks and donors, investors and the private sector to discuss how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.
25.02.2017 - 27.02.2017
The success of the previous four successive editions of WasteSafe Conference has encourage the organizer to continue this event at Khulna in every odd year in the month of February. this conference has become an excellent platform for young researchers mostly from developing countries to come in direct contact with world famous and experienced academics and researchers in the field of waste management for exchanging views on solid waste management concept, innovation and sustinable technologies. Based on the experience of last four events, WasteSafe 2017 is going to focus on the innovation of appropriate technologies and also the inclusion of faecal sludge and related wastewater issues as theme areas.
19.02.2017 - 22.02.2017
Worldwide, 2.7 billion people rely on onsite sanitation. Yet, there is still typically no management system in place to deal with the resulting faecal sludge (e.g. septage and pit latrine sludge). The result is that the waste typically ends up being dumped directly into the urban environment, with significant health and environmental implications. Creating faecal sludge management (FSM) infrastructure and public services that work for everyone, and keep faecal sludge out of the environment is a major challenge for achieving universal sanitation access. To address this challenge, a global platform for discussion of FSM was created in 2011 by leading global sector organizations. The aim was to share and brainstorm potential solutions, to formulate policy recommendations that promote best practices, and to identify lessons learned in how to make FSM an integral part of sanitation service delivery. Building on the success of the first three International FSM Conferences in Hanoi (2015) and in Durban (2011& 2012), FSM4 aims to bring together professionals working in the sector, including utilities, service providers, cities, governments, academics, scientists, consultants, donors and industries, to support the global initiative of disseminating sustainable solutions for FSM. FSM4 will be held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where the State Government has recently initiated measures to address FSM with regard to policy, regulatory changes, innovative solutions, and pilots. FSM4 will focus on innovative and practical solutions that can be scaled up, including three tracks: research, case studies, and industry & exhibition.
17.02.2017 - 18.02.2017
The 23rd SuSanA meeting will take place in Chennai, India on 18 February 2017 prior to the 4th Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM4). It is organised by the India Sanitation Coalition, Ecosan Services Foundation, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) and the SuSanA Secretariat. It will be complemented by a SuSanA WG7 meeting (WASH in Schools) and an open exchange Forum on 17 February 2017.
07.02.2017 - 08.02.2017
Water related issues are at the top of the Africa’s sustainable development agenda and are relevant to many challenges the regional community is facing. The availability and quality of freshwater resources, as well as the issue of access to drinking water and sanitation services still remain a challenge. We are inviting Abstracts from potential speakers who wish to present at this leading industry conference - 6th Annual Effluent and Water Management Conference.
10.01.2017 • 14:00 - 17:00
India Sanitation Coalition together with IRC and TARU are inviting actors from Rajasthan to participate in the second Insights Knowledge Series. The objective of this dialogue is to understand the significance of faecal and septage management in the sanitation value chain.
04.01.2017 - 06.01.2017
Role of locals in implementing post 2015 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Development Goals
29.11.2016 - 01.12.2016
The RWSN Forum is the foremost global event on rural water services and takes place every 5 years. 650 participants are anticipated from all over the world at the 2016 event which is in English and French. Globally, use of improved drinking water services in rural areas rose from 62% to 84% from 1990 to 2015. Investment in rural water works, but there is still need to: 1. Achieving universal access – water for everyone 2. Ensure that services improve over time 3. Bring about sustainable services 4. Link water supply with water resources management The 7th RWSN Forum will explore how we are going to reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in rural areas and small towns? What has worked well in the past? What needs to be done differently in the future? Come and share your experiences of success and failure and learn from others.
28.11.2016 - 30.11.2016
The main events of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 are the thematic plenary sessions with keynote participants discussing issues in the framework of six thematic plenary panels concerning the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals related to water (SDG6). Each thematic session will be introduced by three keynote speeches to be delivered by the representative of a developing country, a developed country and an international organization or NGO, respectively. Keynote addresses will be followed by moderated Davos-style discussions by a series of distinguished panellists, selected with a view to ensure a proper geographical balance. The conclusion of each thematic session will be summarized by a rapporteur, who will present the relevant findings to the closing plenary session. The Budapest Statement 2016 will be adopted on the last day of the event before the closing plenary session. The recommendations and achievements of the forums will be included in the document.
22.11.2016 • 00:00 - 00:00
The Global WASH Cluster will be hosting its annual meeting from the 22nd – 23rd November in Kathmandu, Nepal. The forum is expected to bring together humanitarian WASH partners involved in humanitarian WASH interventions globally to share experience, cross-country learning and to broaden networks in the sector. The theme of the meeting this year is: Coordinating WASH emergencies in a changing humanitarian landscape. With this note therefore, the Global WASH Cluster (GWC) extends an invitation to all its members / WASH partners to attend the meeting
21.11.2016 - 25.11.2016
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation, The Council of Governors together with the Water Services Trust Fund, KEWASNET, KEWI and other collaborating institutions are preparing the 2016 Kenya Water Week at the KICC, Nairobi Kenya from 21st-25th November 2016.
19.11.2016 • 09:00 - 23:00
Each year UN World Toilet Day calls on the global community to do more to address the sanitation crisis. The World Toilet Organization was founded on 19 November 2001 and the inaugural World Toilet Summit was held on the same day, the first global summit of its kind. It recognised the need for an international day to draw global attention to the sanitation crisis – and so we established World Toilet Day. NGOs, the private sector, civil society organisations and the international community joined in to mark the global day. In 2013, a joint initiative between the Government of Singapore and World Toilet Organization led to Singapore’s first UN resolution, entitled “Sanitation for All”, calling for collective action to address the global sanitation crisis through the commemoration of World Toilet Day. The resolution was co-sponsored and adopted by 122 countries at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. On July 24, 2013, World Toilet Day on 19 November became an official UN day. This year, the theme of ‘toilets and jobs’ focuses on how sanitation, or the lack of it, can impact on livelihoods. 2.4 billion people live without improved sanitation (World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF 2015). One in ten people has no choice but to defecate in the open (WHO/UNICEF 2015). The global demand for water and sanitation services is worth over $50 billion (Freedonia 2013), so there is a massive demand waiting to be met. Treating sanitation provision as a long-term business opportunity, as well as a fulfilment of people’s rights, could help speed up progress and attract investment. In the 2014 UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS), less than 20% of participating countries have sufficient capacity to meet rural sanitation needs and even fewer of these countries have plans in place to redress this gap (UN-Water, 2014), which requires investments in education, curriculum development, and enabling environments. Making it easy for people to set up sanitation businesses, as part of a bigger plan, will help entrepreneurs to flourish and could accelerate progress. Particularly in the towns and cities of low-income countries, populations are growing fast and their need for toilets and waste removal is already desperate. Small-scale service providers could play a vital role in getting toilets to people quickly and beginning the transformation of slum areas (WaterAid 2016).
19.11.2016 • 00:00 - 00:00
Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges. On the platform you can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change. With collective action, Global Citizen wants to eliminate poverty my 2030. This year, for the first time the Global Citizen Festival takes place in India, headlined by Coldplay. Global citizens have an impact on ending extreme poverty through the actions they take.The effects of small actions are not always obvious, but by working together specific and tangible outcomes are achieved. Global citizens' voices influence world leaders and decision makers, and contribute to shaping our world. The Global Education Leadership Foundation plans to collaborate with Global Citizen to have a festival in India every year for the next 15 years!
15.11.2016 - 18.11.2016
CDD Society will be conducting a 4-days training programme on 'Nutrient Recovery and Reuse of Human Waste for food production' in collaboration with BORDA from 15-18 November 2016 at the Centre for Advanced Sanitation Solutions (CASS) in Kengeri, Bangalore.
14.11.2016 - 16.11.2016
Malnutrition presents significant threats to human health and economic development. Today, the world faces the double burden of malnutrition—undernutrition and obesity— in both developed and developing countries. Solutions to this problem are complex and require collaborative, multi-sectoral and integrated efforts among actors including the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, academia, and donor agencies. Partnerships built from these collaborative efforts offer enormous potential for innovation across sectors as well as leveraging of resources and capabilities for improving the nutrition of vulnerable populations. To strengthen our skill in working across thematic sectors with different partners, particularly the private sector, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and members of the private sector, NGOs, academia and donor community will come together in Nairobi, Kenya from November 14-16, 2016 to learn from, share experiences and motivate each other in Responding with the Private Sector for Greater Nutrition Impact. Global leaders in the areas of nutrition, water and sanitation, agriculture, health and early childhood development, education, and gender will come together to share tools, technologies, practices, business models, and multi-sectoral partnership strategies for improving nutritional outcomes for vulnerable populations.
11.11.2016 - 12.11.2016
Water is vital. Access to clean, safe, affordable water is a basic human right. Or is it? Some estimate that one billion people lack access to safe water. Moreover, some have estimated that within just ten years more than half of the world population will face water-based vulnerability. What are the costs to us as individuals, and to a society as a whole, when we decide that providing clean water to ourselves and others is not a social priority? What problems have such decisions created for our children, and their children and to the environment as a whole? What is the best explanation of the factors that result in a community finding itself with a water crisis? What are the most effective responses to such a crisis? What policies and educational programs are maximally effective to ensure that proper water management is given the emphasis that it requires? Papers addressing the medical, social, political, legal policy-making significance of water management are welcome.
09.11.2016 • 08:00 - 18:00
This conference will gather researchers and humanitarian actors to address the overarching issue of nutrition security and the fight against hunger worldwide.
25.10.2016 • 00:00 - 23:00
A global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.
25.10.2016 • 00:00 - 23:00
The 5th Annual Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools (WinS) Conference will focus on the many ways that girls’ voices are being captured and channeled into action on MHM in schools and in their lives more broadly. The evidence base on the MHM barriers girls face in schools in low-income contexts is building, with increasing advocacy, programming and research aimed at understanding the most effective interventions for addressing the WASH-related challenges facing menstruating girls and female teachers in schools. This year’s conference aims to showcase initiatives that are translating girls’ expressed needs into actionable programming or strategic shifts in education and WASH programs and policies, including indicators to capture measureable change, and the engagement of teachers and government actors. Submissions from those working within the education, gender, and sexual and reproductive health sectors are encouraged.
20.10.2016 • 07:00 - 17:00
Neglected Tropical Diseases are a group of diseases which affect over 1.4 billion individuals worldwide, most of which are amongst the poorest and most vulnerable and live in areas with inadequate water and sanitation. The lack of such facilities not only imposes an immense burden on those individuals directly, but also provides a breeding ground for the numerous diseases which continue to further afflict these communities. Improvement in water and sanitation provision can make the most important contribution towards better health by breaking transmission cycles, eradicating the breeding grounds for dangerous pathogens and providing the opportunity for overall economic and social development. ISNTD Water proposes to tackle these challenges to reduce the burden of NTDs, and beyond that fundamentally improve global health and development worldwide.
17.10.2016 - 21.11.2016
Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? Eawag-Sandec in collaboration with the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program are launching the new revamped MOOC “Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies” on October 17. For the second round of this course, we have added new modules about recent developments and other key issues in urban sanitation, including those regarding institutional and financial arrangements, behaviour change, sanitation safety planning, and fecal waste flow diagrams. The 5-week course is free of charge and participants receive a Statement of Accomplishment after successful completion. It will simultaneously run in English and in French; and features Spanish and Hindi subtitles. Please watch the trailer on our YouTube-channel. For further information and to sign up for the course, please go to: http://coursera.org/learn/sanitation. Thank you for spreading the word to your colleagues and professional network.
17.10.2016 - 20.10.2016
Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016. The United Nations General Assembly decided to convene, the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda”, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.
10.10.2016 - 14.10.2016
Bringing together research with policy, practice and networking events The 2016 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.
09.10.2016 - 13.10.2016
Australia will cover 5 programme themes: Cities, Utilities and Industries Leading Change; Re-Charting the Course of Water Resources; Enabling Progress with Good Governance, Sustainable Finance and ICT; Water Quality, Safety and Human Health and Water and Wastewater Processes and Treatments.
27.09.2016 • 10:00 - 16:00
The event is workshop to share knowledge and experiences of UK based University research groups and early career researchers active in ODA-related WASH research.
23.09.2016 • 15:00 - 17:00
The event is organized by the Indian Sanitation Coalition in alliance with IRC and TARU Leading Edge Event Venue: FICCI, 1, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi, 110001 Please contact Vandana Nath firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration!
20.09.2016 • 20:00 - 21:00
1-hour online Webinar "I feel scared of being stain[ed]"- Understanding Rural Cambodian Girls' Experiences of Menstrual Hygiene Management and Finding Meaningful Interventions from their Stories Over the last decade, increasing attention has been given to understanding girls' menstrual hygiene management (MHM) experiences in school, with less emphasis on non-school environments, such as the home. A considerable emphasis has been focused on MHM’s impact on girls’ educational outcomes and on meeting the need for improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities to create MHM-friendly school environments. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of MHM, gaps remain in developing and implementing best practices for enhancing girls’ MHM experiences in schools and other environments. Samaritan's Purse and Yale University conducted a knowledge, attitudes, and practices study of MHM and menstrual related experiences among rural Cambodians. The study found that despite girls' feelings of self-efficacy related to MHM, fear, shyness, and discomfort (FSD) associated with their menstrual experience emerged as a major theme of the girls’ comments. Among the underlying factors contributing to FSD that girls and other participant groups identified were: (1) lack of trust in teacher-female student relationships; (2) lack of timely and appropriate knowledge prior to menarche from home and school; and (3) fear of staining due to unreliable sanitary pads and inadequate WASH resources for MHM. Analysis showed that FSD had a strong impact on girls' confidence, engagement, and decision-making. Based on this evidence, these expressed concerns stand out as potential leverage points for intervention. Programmatic efforts to be discussed have explored enhancing teacher awareness, introducing MHM curriculum and girls clubs, and exploring partnership opportunities to improve pad quality and the supply side of MHM. Evidence from this study and others supports the tailoring of programs and interventions to target specific social, educational, and environmental challenges and underlying factors that contribute to girls' FSD, in order to meet the MHM needs of women and girls who are often underserved. Panelist: Gabrielle Daniels, (Master of Public Health - Yale University) Ray Cantwell (Ph.D., P.Eng., Senior Technical Advisor to WASH Programs) Organization and Registration by CAWST
19.09.2016 - 22.09.2016
IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas offers a 4-day study tour starting in Stuttgart and ending in Stuttgart. The tour will lead you to several plant operators and biogas companies in Germany.
14.09.2016 - 16.09.2016
The Sanitary Engineering Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens together with the Hellenic Water Association are delighted to host the 13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems (SWWS) together with the 5th IWA Specialized Conference on Resources-Oriented Sanitation (ROS). The event is a continuation of the previous successful Conferences of the 10th SWWS and 3rd ROS (Venice, Italy), the 11th SWWS (Harbin, China) and the 12th SWWS and 4th ROS (Muscat, Oman). The Conference will bring together researchers, engineers, water practitioners from academia, industry, water utilities, public authorities and administration to exchange know how and experiences. Within the Conference knowledge and expertise will be disseminated on innovative systems, technologies and processes which are/can be applied at small and decentralized regions for the management of water and wastewater. The whole water supply chain is considered from water abstraction to treated wastewater disposal and reuse. Furthermore, resource oriented sanitation as a route to sustainable and ecologically sound sanitation will be discussed.
12.09.2016 - 16.09.2016
This 5-day intensive biogas training is designed to provide plant operators, decision makers and investors with profound specific operating and engineering knowledge. The anaerobic digestion course is conducted in English.
12.09.2016 - 16.09.2016
The 8th International Phosphorus Workshop will take place in Rostock, Germany, September 12–16, 2016. The workshop has been held regularly in the autumn of every 3rd year since 1995, convening at different locations. During this time, it has established itself as one of the most significant scientific phosphorus events. The workshops focus on different aspects of phosphorus research and attract scientists, experts, managers, policy-makers, and administrators from all over the world who are interested in scientifically sound sustainable phosphorus management. Conference topics: - Phosphorus cycles and fluxes in the Environment - Sufficiency and efficiency of phosphorus utilization - Phosphorus recycling: technologies and product applications - Syntheses of and with phosphorus-containing compounds - The development of advanced phosphorus analysis methods - From knowledge to action: phosphorus-related issues in politics and Society
04.09.2016 - 09.09.2016
The Conference will be an 15th edition of international meeting for professionals: scientists, engineers, managers and authorities. It will provide an outstanding opportunity to exchange the experience and spread the newest research and management practices on natural and constructed wetlands. The Conference will provide a forum for discussion of current and emerging issues like ecosystem service, emerging pollutants, water reuse etc. The Conference Programme will include presentations on worldwide research and projects on designing, construction, maintenance of wetland systems. Particular attention will be paid to: economics, policy and legal aspects as well as environmental services .
29.08.2016 - 02.09.2016
2016 is a critical year for addressing the role of water in the post-2015 development agenda. That agenda has been developed in 2015 through two pivotal events: (1) the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by the UN General Assembly, charting the world’s development course through 2030, and (2) a new global climate agreement adopted by COP 21 in Paris with important implications for water related mitigation and adaptation to climate change. 2015 was also the year of world summits on disaster risk reduction and finance for development. These events have profound importance for water development, stewardship and management. Informed by the World Water Development Report 2016, the UN will focus on “water and jobs” at World Water Day in March 2016 as one of the key future water issues: making a contribution to better the lives of millions of people by maintaining and creating meaningful jobs related to water and wastewater development, service provision, protection and management. The World Water Week in Stockholm in 2016 will echo and follow up on the UN ”water and jobs” theme, but do so in the broader context of sustainable growth, and thus directly and indirectly contribute to the (proposed) SDG 8 to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”. Hence, the theme will address sustainable growth for all by focusing on inclusiveness in terms of the societal and human dimensions in all regions of the world. While the primary focus will be the “water for sustainable growth” theme, the Week will also follow up more generally on the implementation of the water related SDGs and the new climate agreement. Firmly placed at the intersection between policy, research and practice the World Water Week is also a natural place for exploring new ideas and perspectives in the area of water and sustainable growth between a diverse set of actors.
27.08.2016 • 09:00 - 18:00
22.08.2016 - 24.08.2016
EverythingAboutWater Expo is one of the most distinctive and comprehensive annual event of India in Water and Wastewater Management sector, showcasing latest technologies of worldwide.
21.08.2016 - 24.08.2016
El encuentro busca fomentar el desarrollo de la Ingeniería Sanitaria y las Ciencias Ambientales a través de la promoción y el aporte científico y tecnológico de sus miembros, el intercambio de información y la cooperación con los organismos, instituciones, empresas, proveedores y el sector en general a nivel Interamericano.
09.08.2016 • 09:00 - 16:00
This seminar aims to share some of the latest experiences in monitoring for sustainability, and to identify next steps for the wider use of relevant tools within the Consolidated WaSH Account (CWA) and the wider One WaSH National Programme. It is being organised by IRC with the One WaSH National Program, UNICEF, COWASH Project and Aguaconsult.
18.07.2016 - 22.07.2016
The Africa Water Week (AWW) is organized by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the African Union Commission. The Africa’s flagship water event represents a political commitment at the highest level for creating platform to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s water and sanitation challenges. The event which attracts over 1000 participants from governments, regional institutions, international partners, the private sector, the scientific community, civil society, and the media from all over the world, and in particular Africa is held biennially.
11.07.2016 - 15.07.2016
The WEDC International Conference is a comprehensive and interactive learning event, which provides continued professional development for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector professionals. In 2016 are considered the respective contributions to the achievement of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . The Invitation is open for partners, and those conducting significant or innovative programmes and projects with interesting experiences, to share those in the event. A variety of formats during the event help to facilitate this and the collective learning, including discussion of peer reviewed papers, poster or espresso slot presentations, side events, or capacity development workshops. These are alongside a fun social programme to support networking.
30.06.2016 - 01.07.2016
Based on Eawag’s Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies, CLUES, Sanitation21 and the FSM book, the course provides an overview of the various sanitation systems and technologies, key planning principles and the necessary enabling environment for sanitation projects in low- and middle-income areas. Participants learn how to select and design appropriate options to improve sanitation in urban and peri-urban settlements. Further issues covered are appropriate faecal sludge management options and integrated sanitation planning at city and neighbourhood level. This course will be recorded and can be viewed time-delayed over the Internet at a reduced course fee.
21.06.2016 - 22.06.2016
The Summit will focus on enabling quicker and better disaster response, ensuring more effective aid delivery and community engagement, improving humanitarian operations and logistics, and innovations for regional health and WASH programmes.
20.06.2016 - 23.06.2016
The Kampala WASH Symposium will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 20 – 23 June 2016 and the 21st SuSanA meeting will be integrated into the symposium – this will be the 6th SuSanA meeting on the African continent. The event builds on eight years of SuSanA partners work on sustainability in sanitation and five years of the global WASH Sustainability Forum conversations aimed at improving the sustainability of services. Recognising the critical need for WASH projects to engage the broader system beyond a single project, with governments at the core of that system, the focus of this year’s symposium will be “From Projects to Services: WASH Sustainability through Whole System Approaches”. We expect that over 150 experts from governments, development partners, civil society, and academic institutions around the world will converge in Uganda for this important set of discussions.
13.06.2016 - 16.06.2016
The theme of the conference is "Evaluating Impacts of Innovation". In the water scarce region of Andalucía, proper water management has always been critical for development – and for creating local wines that are globally recognized for their variety and taste. In and around Jerez, some of the latest developments of new water treatment technologies can be seen, showing what positive impacts innovation can have. This is the theme of the conference, quantifying the effects of moving to full scale implementation and evaluating the balance of new concepts and ideas. For those who are looking for them, or bringing them forward, this a unique event that cannot be missed. In Jerez participants can introduce or observe the latest progress on water and wastewater technology – and assess its impact.
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016
WasteExpo's comprehensive conference program offers education and training that gives you unparalleled professional development opportunities. Our conference program is guaranteed to sharpen your skills to help you do your job better. Here are some of the session topics that you can expect for 2016: - Automated Collections - Big Data Collection Trends - Curbside Recycling - Driver Recruitment/Retention - Electronics Recycling Trends & Markets -Equipment Leasing & Financing - Fire Safety in Waste & Recycling - Fleet Maintenance Best Practices - Industry Trends in Waste & Recycling - International Waste & Recycling Trends - Labor Law Updates - Leachate- Managing Contamination - MRF Safety - New Safety Technologies - Operating Landfills - Organics Equipment & Technologies - Roadside Inspections
27.05.2016 • 08:00 - 18:00
World Water Summit 8 is a one-day Event, focusing on the theme "Sustainable Strategies; Sustainable Solutions" and featuring: • Outstanding keynote Speakers including Gary White (co-founder and CEO of Water.org), Vanessa Tobin (Former chief of WASH for UNICEF and currently Director of WASH for Catholic Relief Services), Deuk-mo Chung (Director General, Seoul Water Institute, Korea), etc. • Interactive sessions led by teams of experts experienced in all facets of sustainable WASH development • Opportunities to share your own WASH experiences with like-minded Rotarians and global experts.
16.05.2016 - 20.05.2016
The WASH conference series, managed by the International Water Centre with the support of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, have brought together WASH practitioners from all over the the world since 2006. The conferences strengthen the capacity of WASH actors and facilitate the exchange of learning for improved effectiveness of policies and programs. They are attended by leading practitioners and professionals from governments, donors, civil society organisations and academia. The week-long event will have two days dedicated to conference style sessions, tackling multiple issues of sustainability in WASH, and three days dedicated to training workshops on a range of WASH topics.
21.04.2016 - 23.04.2016
This conference is an international event for water professionals and organizations from across the world working towards sustainable water and wastewater treatment systems. It will include presentations of findings from all four projects supported under the framework of the India – European Union Science & Technology Cooperation in water technology and management by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the European Commission (i.e. NaWaTech, SARASWATI, SWINGS, and Eco India). The strategic objectives are to Exchange knowledge, technologies, guidelines and tools for implementation and operation among academia and public authorities, skilled service providers and SMEs, enabling Research partnerships and creating favorable environments for the application of treatment systems and technologies for sustainable water / wastewater treatment, reuse and recycle.
19.04.2016 • 00:00 - 00:00
Water will be the fundamental factor shaping economic growth in the decades up to 2050. But it starts now. The IPCC’s 2014 assessment showed the effects of climate change are already hitting us through the water cycle. From GWI's point of view, this means that, if we have any hope of adapting to these changes, it will have to involve a profound turn around in how we manage our water resources. By 2050 our collective water challenge will be unlike anything the world has ever seen and it will run right across the entire supply chain from depleted ground sources through compromised consumer and business operations to wastewater treatment and reuse on an unprecedented scale. It will also generate extraordinary opportunities for those with the right technology, partnership and financial solutions. The Global Water Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi is going to break new ground for the sustainability of water as a source of business and economic growth. The event will bring together people who lead the businesses that supply and use water and the stakeholders whose decisions influence the way those businesses are run. Utility leaders, government ministers, CEOs of corporations and their customers need to come to terms with this basic fact of life: that the state of water in 2050 is going to depend on what we do to make the world of water better – now. Central question for participants: What the world of water will look like in 2050 - What will we be leaving behind for the next generation?
12.04.2016 - 14.04.2016
The Arctic is undergoing substantial changes towards denser populations, introduction of modern industries, opening of shipping lanes and increases in the standard of living, leading to modern consumption rates. At the same time, climate changes are predicted to significantly impact the ecosystems in the Arctic. The development in the Arctic creates new challenges in relation to waste and wastewater handling, pollution control, human health, management of contaminated land and protection of the water supply. There is a need for research and development of affordable, robust and sustainable engineering solutions that fulfill supply and environmental demands within the constraints of the Arctic climatic and infrastructural conditions. The Artek Event 2016 offers the opportunity for participants from the industry, the public sector, the science community and other stakeholders to present, discuss and exchange ideas and experience on the management of municipal and industrial waste and protection of water resources in the Arctic. Topics include, but are not restricted to: - Arctic context Stand-alone/decentralized systems, island operated systems, small systems for cluster homes, remote and very small communities, cold climate issues, health issues and transportation challenges. - Municipal wastewater Environmental impacts, treatment (passive and active), separation and composting toilets, un-sewered communities, sewering in cold climate and sludge management. - Drinking water Supply, safety, resources, quality, storage, distribution and treatment. - Extractive industries Wastewater and solid waste, impacts, treatment methods, toxic and radioactive element removal, cyanide treatment, acid mine drainage treatment and prevention, processing chemicals impacts and treatment. - Municipal solid waste and waste from food, fish and other industries Characteristics and volumes, sorting, reuse, incineration, composting, anaerobic digestion, deposition, from waste to energy potential and energy technologies.
18.03.2016 • 00:00 - 00:00
The conference is designed to offer a wealth of salient information, a forum of ideas, and an avenue for discussion about WATER concerns particularly in the Southeast Asia region. It will highlight WATER situations in schools and among schoolchildren. It will address WATER education among communities, down to the grassroots level. It will simultaneously hold a project fair showcasing best practices in water and water-related projects particularly in schools and featuring a space for discussions among present and prospective stakeholders.
15.03.2016 • 00:00 - 00:00
The Sustainability Summit 2016 will look at how short-termism dominates the global mind-set, with the need to achieve growth in the present often overshadowing critical preparations for our future. However the call for transformational, systemic change is growing louder as is the demand for a world in which our people and planet form the bottom-line of our economy. But what will serve to catalyse the shift in both policy and practice needed to bring about a sustainable future? In the wake of COP 21 and the codifying of the post-2015 development agenda, the Sustainability Summit 2016 will bring together a diverse cross-section of leading stakeholders from industry experts to investors and policy-makers to next generation thought-leaders. Over two days, this high-level summit will provide a forum for candid discussion in an effort to progress and widen the sustainability dialogue. The agenda will explore the systemic drivers for change as well as practical steps being taken at the corporate and even the individual level. It will drive forward the emerging global agenda of the Anthropocene, where environmental and social sustainability intersect with economic prosperity.
09.03.2016 - 11.03.2016
Las Conferencias LATINOSAN son celebradas cada 3 años. Corresponden a un foro de discusión política y técnica que tiene como objetivo final coordinar la toma de decisiones y la mejora de la distribución de los recursos por los gobiernos y la sociedad civil, en favor del saneamiento en América Latina y el Caribe.
07.03.2016 - 12.03.2016
The BushProof Technical Training in Water & Sanitation Infrastructure is a broad, intense 6-day course with a heavy practical bias, providing a rare opportunity to learn through both theoretical and hands-on practical sessions. The training is invaluable to both those who need more technical input for their work, as well as for those in management who find they have become more and more involved in water and/or sanitation programmes, but lack the basic technical and theoretical background.
26.02.2016 • 00:00 - 00:00
Borda and WfWP initiate a NGO & CSO meeting on SDG6 on 26 February 2016 in Bremen to jointly discuss how we can coordinate, cooperate and use our collective strength in water. By joining hands, Borda, WfWP and partners aim to: •Get a common understanding of the issues “ at hand” •Send a strong signal from the NGO/CSO sector to keep the water agenda within the EC •Strategize how to keep the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation on the European agenda, implemented and monitored •Advise on getting a mechanism (e.g. dedicated intergovernmental coordination body) in place with sufficient mandates to further SDG6 and other water-related targets •Decide on next steps.
22.02.2016 - 26.02.2016
Held every other year, the International Congress of the African Water Association (AfWA) is a scientific and technical forum aimed at taking stock of the development of the water, sanitation and environmental sector in Africa. The conference format includes technical sessions, workshops, side events, «B- to-B” «one-to-one» meetings and an international exhibition.
22.02.2016 - 29.03.2016
Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighborhoods and streets, or smelly waste disposal sites polluting the Environment of low and middle income countries? Are you also convinced that improvements are necessary and do you want to know what Kind of sustainable solutions are appropriate to better manage waste and enhance recycling and recovery? If yes, this course is for you! Sandec/Eawag and EPFL will launch the third MOOC of the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development” on 22 February 2016. The five-week course will be offered for free on the internet-platform Coursera, and the videos will be in English with French and Spanish subtitles. The course will cover the current waste situation in low and middle income countries, the physical and governance aspects of a solid waste management system, including planning and evaluation methods. It will have a special focus on organic waste treatment technologies. Please sign up for the course here, or watch the trailer and get more information on our MOOC webpage. Thank you for spreading the word about the new MOOC to your colleagues, students and professional network. If you are interested in using this MOOC as a teaching tool at your institution, please contact us via email.
16.02.2016 - 18.02.2016
Biogas is a main stakeholder among the renewables. Because biogas is not bound to a season, to weather or a time of day. Biogas can supply energy whenever it is needed. And at an impressive scale: 12 Gigawatt reliable power can be supplied by over 8,000 biogas plants in this country. This corresponds to about one fifth of the German average load. The Biogas Convention will be hosted by the German Biogas Association. With more than 4,700 members, the is the largest German and European Body representing the interests of the biogas sector. It represents manufacturers of biogas plants and components, planners and agricultural and industrial Biogas plant owners throughout Germany. The object of the association’s work is to enlarge the production and use of biogas for the nationwide generation of electricity, heat and fuel production, to strengthen the industrial location Germany and to develop an effective climate protection.
02.02.2016 - 03.02.2016
Gathering 250+ representatives from governments, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and private sector companies, the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 looks on how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa. The event will provide comprehensive overview of the latest trends around humanitarian logistics, community health, WASH, security of aid workers and communities, camp management, mobile for development, financing, communication with communities and among aid agencies. The agenda has been developed in consultation with key organisations, such as WFP, IRFC, World Vision, USAID, UNICEF, World Bank, Save the Children, UN Habitat, CRS, FHI360, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity International, IRD and will include case studies, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive roundtable sessions. The unique event format combines high level strategic information with multiple specialist topic tracks and structured networking as well as peer-to peer round table discussions enabling full and frank sharing of views, experience and vital feedback within the community. Amongst the speakers are Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Resident Representative, UNDP Kenya, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations system in Kenya, Dr Chukwudozie Ezigbalike, Chief of the Data Technology Section at the Africa Centre for Statistics, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Dr Sharad Sapra, Director of Global Innovation Centre, UNICEF, Christopher Hoffman, Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director (RHEAD), World Vision (Kenya) and Rishi Ramrakha, Head of Zone Logistics Unit, Africa, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
14.01.2016 • 11:00 - 12:00
Poor sanitation has serious implications for health including a large burden of diarrheal diseases, which remains the second leading killer of children under 5 globally, and a large burden of intestinal worms. Improving access to sanitation and hygiene and changing behaviours can bring not only health benefits but also many other positive changes in a community, including social, economic and environmental gains. Deepening our understanding of the linkages between sanitation interventions and health outcomes provides key insight and evidence for decision-makers making investments in sanitation services. We invite you to join an interactive webinar where experts will discuss their work in identifying these critical connections at a community level.
11.01.2016 - 13.01.2016
The sixth SACOSAN will be hosted by Bangladesh from 11-13 Jauary 2016 in Dhaka with motto of: "Better Sanitation, Better life".
17.12.2015 • 10:00 - 11:00
On Thursday, December 17th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST, the Water Institute at UNC will share the results of implementation research on the role and potential of local actors to sustain CLTS outcomes. This research is part of the CLTS Learning Series, a collection of case studies on CLTS implementation, prepared as part of Plan International USA’s Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in partnership with the Water Institute at UNC. During the webinar, Vidya Venkataramanan, PhD candidate at the Water Institute at UNC, will present findings and implications from seven case studies across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Session moderation will be provided by Darren Saywell, Senior Director of Water, Sanitation, and Health at Plan International USA.
15.12.2015 - 17.12.2015
Water supply and sanitation services, although recognized as a human right and essential to prevent diseases and promote development, continue to face major challenges to mobilize sufficient resources to meet the needs of the growing population. According to the Joint Monitoring Report Update 2015, globally an estimated 663 million people still lack access to improved drinking water sources and 2.4 billion people have no access to improved sanitation facilities- of them, 946 million defecate in the open. Recognizing that local resource mobilization and innovative financing are key pillars to achieving universal access for water and sanitation- Sustainable Development Goal 6- and following up on the Third International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2015, the Government of Senegal, AMCOW, and UNICEF in collaboration with African Development Bank, ECCAS, ECOWAS, ECOBANK, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS), European Investment Bank, Islamic Development Bank , Bank of Africa and IRC, is organizing the first regional meeting on innovative financing for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in West & Central Africa to explore how private sector and domestic financial resources can be mobilized to ensure access and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
14.12.2015 • 00:00 - 00:00
"The next generation of sanitation professionals - skills gaps & curricula" is the theme of the 17th SanCop Meeting hosted by University College London (Wilkins Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, North Cloisters) on Monday 14th December 2015, from 10:00am to 3:00pm (GMT). The day will include speakers from a range of backgrounds discussing the current skills gaps amongst sanitation professionals and asking what still needs to be done to address those gaps through education programmes and training opportunities. Regular group discussions will take plave in order to allow all the assistants to participate in the discussion. To register for the event please follow the link below and complete the simple registration form
04.12.2015 • 00:00 - 00:00
An event jointly organised by members of the UK Water Network (UKWN) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), focussing on working with markets for sustainable and resilient sanitation service delivery. Progress towards the achievement of the SDG targets relevant to urban sanitation will require greater focus on installing and sustainably operating systems that complete the sanitation chain. This necessitates support to market development of sanitation services at different points within the chain and a strengthening of public-private partnerships. Given the increasing prominence of humanitarian disasters affecting populations in urban areas, there is also a need to ensure that these markets are resilient to shocks from different types of crisis. The event will focus on the role of the market within the context of urban sanitation and how to support market actors to achieve sustainable service delivery at scale. We will consider both public and private actors, formal and informal, and what types of partnership, institutional models and financing mechanisms are most effective to support pro-poor delivery of urban sanitation services. We will discuss the experience of tools for market mapping and analysis and how these can be utilised as the basis for market strengthening, and will identify effective ways to support governmental authorities to work with private sector actors in market development. We will also consider how to prepare for emergencies and how to support critical market actors to make contingency plans for humanitarian responses to disasters.
01.12.2015 - 03.12.2015
The BoP World Convention encourages key stakeholders from multiple sectors and industries to share knowledge, engage with issues and explore partnerships to bring sustainable and affordable solutions that could impact millions of lives. The convention will provide an action-orientated platform that features high-level discussions between the public and private sectors.
19.11.2015 • 00:00 - 00:00
World Toilet Day is a day to take action. It is a day to raise awareness about people who do not have access to a toilet – despite the human right to water and sanitation. Of the world’s seven billion people, 2.4 billion people do not use a basic toilet. Almost 1 billion people still defecate in the open. Without good sanitation, women and children are particularly at risk of disease and malnutrition. We can’t wait to change this situation. We must speak up and end the global sanitation crisis. This is why the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with Governments and relevant stakeholders
18.11.2015 - 21.11.2015
The TPS-IC focuses on decentralized and cen-tralized sanitation systems. Wtihin this scope the following themes are addressed: - Terra Preta soils and fertility - TPS systems and design - Carbon composting of biowaste and ex-creta - Microbiology, sanitization and lactic acid fermentation - Greywater in TPS—Bamboo, short rota-tion plantation, constructed wetlands - Decentralized domestic and industrial wastewater collection and treatment sys-tems - Wastewater reclamation and reuse - Sludge management Deadlines: - Feb 20, 2015 : Last date for submission of abstract - May 31, 2015 : Notification of abstract selection - November 18, 2015 : Welcome reception - November 19 - 20, 2015 : conference - November 19, 2015 : Banquet - November 21, 2015 : Technical tour
11.11.2015 - 12.11.2015
The Bonn WASH & Nutrition forum took place in the headquarters of Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Bonn on November 11th and 12th. It was well attended and livestreamed to allow online participation from all around the world.
02.11.2015 - 06.11.2015
The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is the platform for new alliances and fresh ideas: connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology. The event crosses borders between water and sanitation, delta technology, food, agriculture, finance and governance. Thus bringing together a unique mix of professionals conducive to the transition to a circular economy and resilient cities. Registration opens April 13th.
26.10.2015 - 30.10.2015
The 2015 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. This year the conference has a new structure with side event in the morning and verbal presentation and plenary sessions in the afternoon. Side Events could include meetings, workshops, networking session, training courses and/or open forums.
20.10.2015 - 22.10.2015
The objective is to build capacity in urban sanitation planning and public health issues among local experts and institutions in the sanitation and public health sector. The workshop is open to representatives of public, private and civil society organizations. The three day workshop will cover state-of-the-art knowledge and developments in urban environmental sanitation systems, planning and technologies. They will feature lectures, interactive exercises and multi-media presentations, and highlight the current planning materials and tools developed and field-tested by Eawag (Switzerland) and CENPHER (Vietnam). The workshop will also provide room for peer to peer exchange.
30.09.2015 • 00:00 - 00:00
ISNTD Water 2015 at the Brunei Gallery, Sept 30th 2015, will bring together the main stakeholders, researchers, NGOs, policy makers... involved in the development of safe water, sanitation infrastructure and hygiene programmes for improved public health. In plenary sessions and via workshops, this conference will discuss: - the current landscape in terms of safe water and sanitation provision in resource poor areas - technologies and methodologies to determine the availability of new water supplies - case studies of successful infrastructure development, safe water & hygiene practices, WASH programmes... - new and emerging technologies for water and sanitation - the role of the private sector in water and sanitation development - financing models for infrastructure development in resource-poor economies - the role and impact of behaviour change campaigns - advances in combating water-borne diseases - response measures and toolkit for outbreaks of water-borne diseases and other water-related emergencies
13.09.2015 - 18.09.2015
07.09.2015 - 11.09.2015
Agriculture produces bioresources for food and increasingly also for material and energy provision. The majority of agro-products are used in urban areas where they are connected with waste and wastewater generation. On the one hand, these residues are actually disposed or inefficiently treated, on the other they have value for agricultural production. RAMIRAN 2015 is focusing on closing the loop linking rural production and urban consumption systems and on the development of more sustainable solutions for the handling of residues. Topics •Fertilizers from residues •Soils for the future •Advances in emission prevention •The bioresource challenge •Agro-products for the biobased economy •Smart concepts for rural development •Towards zero waste settlements •Rural-urban sustainability cases studies world wide Abstract submission Deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2014. We invite you to prepare abstracts according to the information given at: http://ramiran2015.de/abstract-submission/ All abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committe and the authors will be notified of the decision by 28 February 2015.
23.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991. It is a platform for over 200 collaborating organisations to convene events about water and development issues. Individuals from around the globe also present their findings at the scientific workshops.
22.08.2015 • 09:00 - 17:00
19.08.2015 - 22.08.2015
The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland will organize the International Dry Toilet Conference for the 5th time in the Tampere University of Applied Sciences on 19th to 22nd of August 2015 in Tampere, Finland. The conference gathers together all the leading experts to discuss ecological sanitation, water, and nutrient recycling related issues and the solutions offered by Dry Toilet technology. The registration for the conference in now open!
27.07.2015 • 13:00 - 17:00
The 16th SanCoP Meeting entitled 'What can the UK SanCoP bring to the post 2015 SDG agenda? Learning from progress and failure' will take place at the WEDC International Conference.
27.07.2015 - 31.07.2015
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services Beyond 2015: Improving access and sustainability Deadline for initial paper submissions: on or before Monday 16 February 2015 The WEDC International Conference is a comprehensive and interactive learning event, which provides continued professional development for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector professionals. The conference is a valued and respected platform for reflection, debate and exchange of knowledge and ideas which are rooted in practice. Our programme includes three days of presentations and discussion of peer reviewed content. This is alongside two days of focused capacity development workshops designed to develop skills and knowledge in topical areas, which have been jointly identified and developed with sector stakeholders. In 2015, it is timely to reflect upon the achievements of the Millennium Developoment Goals (MDGs) and our respective experiences, and to consider which of this essential learning contributes towards the sustainable delivery of WASH services in the future. We invite partners, and those conducting significant programme and projects with relevant experiences to share these more widely, through presentations of peer reviewed papers, side events and our workshop programme during the event.
15.06.2015 • 00:00 - 00:00
The Institute of Water Policy (IWP) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), National University of Singapore, are inviting submissions of paper proposals for a workshop on “Water reuse policies for direct and non-direct potable and industrial uses”. The workshop will discuss country, state and city studies as well as global trends for direct and non-direct potable use with the objective to expand water supply sources through reuse of municipal wastewater. Additionally, how trends are expected to change over the short-, medium- and long-terms, as a response of scientific and technological developments, evolving global attitudes and social perceptions, as well as increasing water scarcity. Regarding industrial use, discussions will focus on the potential of reused water to reduce water footprint, in part through water recovery efforts, and to reduce wastewater discharges. Further topics for analysis will include: • - Institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks, technological safeguards and health considerations. • - Water pricing implications. • - Perception analyses and public communications frameworks to gain public acceptance. Persons interested to participate are requested to send a 1-page extended abstract to Dr. Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy, by 20 February at the latest. Decisions on acceptance will be sent no later than 1 March. Participants are expected to send a draft paper by 1st June for circulation to all participants before the workshop. The selected papers will be published as a book by a major international publisher. The workshop organisers will cover hotel and travel expenses to Singapore of the authors of selected papers.
09.06.2015 - 10.06.2015
International cooperation has increased access to water and sanitation, but also struggles with high failure rates. The lack of resilient local sectors has created dependency on continuous donor support. Recent development policies force NGOs to adopt new strategies for water and sanitation supply. In this 2-days workshop PRACTICA and WASTE will present how they strengthen local sectors as an alternative strategy to ensure sustainable water supply and sanitation services. Technical insights and hands-on demonstrations of well drilling methods and handpumps will facilitate the application of strategic considerations into the practical context of our work.
22.05.2015 - 23.05.2015
La version française est disponible ici http://www.susana.org/fr/evenements/susana-rencontres/2015
11.05.2015 • 00:00 - 00:00
he ICWSFSWM 2015 : XIII International Conference on Water, Sanitation, Food Security and Waste Management is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Water, Sanitation, Food Security and Waste Management. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Aerobic and Anaerobic Treatment Climate Change Ecological Sanitation Household Treatment and Safe Storage Hygiene and Behavioral Change ICT for Water Industrial Hygiene Innovations in Water Supply and Waste Water Low Tech Treatment Systems Measurement and Risk Management Nutrient Removal Operation and Maintenance of Water Supply Systems Prevention and Treatment of Waterborne Illnesses River Restoration Sanitation and Health Sanitation: Urban and Rural School Sanitation Soil Quality Sustainable Development Waste Management Waste Water Reclamation and Reuse Water and Sanitation Services Water Economics Water Policy and Governance Water Quality Water Source Protection Food Security: Global and local analyses of food security Enabling policies for local and global food security Sustainable intensification of food production systems Novel ways of feeding Learning from the past to understand the future Land sparing, land sharing and trade-offs Agricultural production as feedstock for renewables Lost harvest and wasted food Nutritional security Labelling, certifying and striving for quality and sustainability of food production Waste Management: Industrial waste Reduce, reuse, recycle and recovery Energy from waste Environmental remediation Waste processing Agricultural waste Environmental impact
12.04.2015 - 17.04.2015
Every three years, the World Water Forum mobilizes creativity, innovation, and know-how around water. Serving as a stepping-stone towards global collaboration on water challenges, the Forum is a unique multistakeholder platform where the water community and the policy and decision makers from all regions of the world can work together to find joint solutions. It is the largest international event which seeks to advance the cause of water. The 7th World Water Forum will give Korea an opportunity to become a leader in the water sector. The specific topic of the 2015 edition is “Innovation for access to water, energy and sanitation in the face of global changes”.
06.04.2015 - 12.04.2015
Sustainability is without doubt one of the most burning subject matters that subsumes many of the issues that we are seeing in CLTS and wider WASH practice. There have been several useful studies on sustainability that have highlighted some of the different aspects as well as the complexities involved. However, it is unclear how much of the learning from these studies has been built into current and future programming and practice. Based on existing research and our own understanding, we have identified some priority areas for learning: • How to phase in sanitation marketing • Post-ODF engagement of government, NGOS, donors and others • How to ensure equity and inclusion • How to transform social norms • Monitoring, learning, changing The workshop brings together experience, knowledge and key learnings in this area and are therefore planning a workshop and a publication for 2015.
26.03.2015 • 15:00 - 16:00
In the upcoming Thematic Discussion Series Webinar, a short summary presentation of the thematic discussion will be made, and two discussion questions will be raised on the themes of: the post-2015 agenda, the future role of the functional sanitation ladder, and operationalisation of the sanitation ladder in the post-2015 period. We will welcome the opportunity for input from the Thematic Leads Elisabeth Kvarnström and Ricard Gine as well as from the attendees of the webinar.
23.03.2015 - 27.03.2015
Water Week Latin America provides a unique platform for sharing experiences and practices among the scientific, business, political, and civic communities. It focuses on a new way of thinking and positive action towards water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate, economy, and community.
18.03.2015 - 25.03.2015
09.03.2015 - 14.03.2015
Is small sustainable? Decentralizing Infrastructures and Utility Systems in East Africa
05.03.2015 - 06.03.2015
European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference 2015 The second European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC2) will take place in Berlin, 5th – 6th March 2015. This follows the 1st ESPC Conference, Brussels, March 2013, the establishment of the German P Platform, announcements or consultations on phosphorus policy in several Member States, and continuing developments on phosphorus use, recycling and environmental management. This second European conference ESPC2 will cover the following themes, particularly showcasing success stories and business cases and involvement of the Baltic, Black Sea and Mediterranean areas. - P losses and environmental impacts - P from farm to plate - Food security and international phosphorus supply - Reuse of P and P-recycling - Progress made addressing the Phosphorus Challenge Call for posters, oral presentations and success stories: Submissions are invited to email@example.com deadline 15th November 2014 ESPP (European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform http://www.phosphorusplatform.eu/
02.03.2015 - 08.05.2015
The International WaterCentre (IWC) is offering a new 10 week online training course, 'An Introduction to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for Development', a highly interactive program that empowers development practitioners with an understanding of the fundamentals of the WASH sector in low and middle income countries. Students will be introduced to the core principles involved in planning, designing and implementing WASH activities to improve sustainable and equitable access to domestic water supply and sanitation facilities, and to improve hygiene behaviours. The key topics include: 1.Understanding both the health and social impacts arising from improved WASH services and facilities 2.Key principles and approaches in the improvement of sanitation in both rural and urban areas 3.Strategies for integration of behaviour change into WASH activities 4.Methods for ensuring economic, environmental, social and technical sustainability of WASH facilities and services Cost: AUD $870 per person (including GST) Registration deadline: February 16, 2015
02.03.2015 - 07.03.2015
The BushProof Technical Training in Water & Sanitation Infrastructure is a broad, intense 6-day course with a heavy practical bias, providing a rare opportunity to learn through both theoretical and hands-on practical sessions. The training is invaluable to both those who need more technical input for their work, as well as for those in management who find they have become more and more involved in water and/or sanitation programmes, but lack the basic technical and theoretical background. While several theoretical courses are available, practical hands-on field experience is difficult to obtain. The BushProof training therefore focuses heavily on practical sessions (some of which are carried out by participants, others of which are shown during breaks by the BushProof construction crew), which include the following: - In-situ lining, curved block & cutting ring construction for hand-dug wells; - Manual drilling using BushProof technique & Well jetting; - Handpumps and their operation; - Coagulation & chlorine jar tests; - Biosand filter construction & installation; - Latrine slab construction (reinforced, dome); - Water testing (chemical, physical, bacteriological) The duration of the course is 6 days (with 5½ days taught). The course fee is 1500 Euros. Fees include: Tuition, handouts, resource CDs, coffee breaks, lunch on training days and field visits. Fees do not include the following: International & domestic airfares, travel or medical insurance, visa, accommodation, breakfast / evening meal and taxi cost from the accommodation to the training centre every day.
09.02.2015 - 27.02.2015
This first thematic discussion in the new SuSanA Thematic Discussion Series will take place on the SuSanA Forum on February 9-27 2015, and will further discuss questions raised with the launch of the paper "The Sanitation Ladder – a need for a revamp?" by Kvarnström et al. in 2011, regarding the proposition of a functions-based sanitation ladder, rather than technology-based, to monitor, reflect and assess the achievement and aim of countries towards global sanitation goals.
06.02.2015 • 00:00 - 00:00
The summit is aligned to ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (Clean India Initiative) of our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. IndiaCSR is an active participant of this noble mission to support and create national level forum to discuss various issues related to the toilet and sanitation, health, education, women empowerment and behavioral change for wider social good. We believe that the summit would highlight the problems allied with lack of sanitation facilities and toilets and would also make resolutions to achieve Nation Sanitation Goals by 2019 as a tribute to the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by eliminating the unhealthy practice of open defecation. Indian Government has envisioned a great mission to develop separate toilets for boys and girls in every school in the country, by 15th of August 2015. Recognize of importance of sanitation and toilets in improving human health and priorities it in the development strategies. Maximize collective efforts and resources to improve access to basic sanitation through public private partnerships, business, governments and NGOs. Ensure equitable allocation of resources to reach the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable segment of population. Facilitate active discussions on evolving sanitation practices to ensure mission oriented strategies and adoption of policies. Adopt sector targeting approaches based on scientific research on sanitation and toilet design. To actualize the achievements of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to reduce by half the proportion of the 2.6 billion people without access to basic sanitation by 2015.
19.01.2015 - 22.01.2015
FSM3 is organised by the World Smart Capital Initiative, a non-profit organisation that provides a platform for partner cities on social and sustainable urban innovation. Many organisations and institutions have already pledged their support for FSM3. The conference organizers welcome communication from potential sponsors and strategic partners who wish to contribute towards ensuring the success of the conference.
01.12.2014 • 09:00 - 20:00
SWIM Sustain Water MED project is holding a conference on ‘Sustainable Integrated Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in the Mediterranean Region: Regional Conference on Sustainable Integrated Wastewater Treatment and Reuse’ from December 1-2, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt.
19.11.2014 • 08:00 - 12:00
World Toilet Day event by WaterAid and SIDA: An inspirational Morning Seminar on 'The Relevance of Sanitation and Hygiene in Addressing Children’s and Women’s Health & Rights' Presentations by three leading sanitation advocates during the seminar: - Archana Patkar, Program Manager at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, WSSCC who will talk about Menstrual Hygiene Management and the Red Thread Movement -Robert Chambers, Development legend and researcher at Institute of Development Studies – WASH, Women and Children: from blind spots to core concerns? - Jenny Fredby, Head of Policy & Programmes, WaterAid Sweden, on importance of sanitation for children’s and women’s health and opportunities in the new Sustainable Development Goals An open discussion will follow and will be energized by scholars and practitioners from Sida, SIWI, SEI, SanWatPUA, etc. (TBC) VENUE: Auditorium, Sida HQ (Valhallavägen 199), Stockholm Please register in the link below before November 14th
10.11.2014 • 00:00 - 00:00
The German WASH Network cordially invites everyone for the discussion forum on the future of WASH , political setting, new alliances and planning for post-2015 era. The forum will be held in German. Venue: Deutsche Welle Bonn – Gremiensaal Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3 53113 Bonn
04.11.2014 • 10:00 - 17:00
For Speakers: Deadline for the submission of Abstracts - Friday 5th September 2014 If you would like to attend the event please send us an email (address provided below) to book a place. Depending on the response we receive, there may be a restriction on numbers of attendees (but this is unlikely). Please sign up by 29th October as after this date the list will be closed so that numbers can be confirmed for logistical reasons. Please note: These events are run by volunteers and have no funding available for travel or speaker costs. All costs for attending/speaking at the event must by inquired by the attendee
03.11.2014 - 05.11.2014
We are very pleased to announce you the coming international workshop focusing on urban wastewater management. It will take place from 3 to 5 November 2014, near Paris (City of Colombes).
02.11.2014 - 04.11.2014
The small water and wastewater treatment plants that play an important role in the management of water quality in local areas are increasingly the subject of global attention. Small treatment applications are usually favoured by rural and small communities to treat their domestic and industrial effluents. Resource oriented sanitation concepts are a way forwards a more ecological sound sanitation. The variety of technological options exists so that most social and economic conditions are met.
26.10.2014 - 30.10.2014
The IWA Specialist Conference on Global Challenges for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery will be held from 26-30 October 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
13.10.2014 • 08:00 - 18:00
This annual conference brings together academic research with policy, practice and networking events, focusing on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public health emphasis. It deals with critical concerns relevant to both the developing and developed worlds.
13.10.2014 - 16.11.2014
Sanitation is one of the most off-track MDGs and progress in urban sanitation is proving especially difficult to achieve. The traditional response for improving urban sanitation is typically based on a master planning approach which has widely failed to meet the needs of low-income communities living in slums, who cannot afford to pay the expected charges for service improvements. In this course you will learn how to plan for affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions using some state-of-the-art sector planning tools and frameworks such as Sanitation 21, Community-Led Urban Environmental Sanitation (CLUES) and the Sanitation Systems Approach. By using exercises and concrete examples, participants will learn how to choose appropriate sanitation systems and technologies for a variety of urban contexts. It is the 2nd MOOC of the series on "WASH in developing countries", which is an initiative of Sandec/Eawag and EPFL. Sandec/Eawag develops and offers the series as WHO Collaborating Centre. The dissemination is supported by UNESCO. The first MOOC of the series is entitled "Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage".
08.10.2014 - 10.10.2014
NOTE: AfricaSan4 has been postponed to May 2015 due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. AfricaSan4 will not be held in the King Fahd palace hotel in Dakar, Senegal from 8 - 10 October 2014 it has been postponed.
06.10.2014 - 12.12.2014
This e-learning course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision-makers and sanitation professionals to make the most enlightened decisions and investments in the area of urban sanitation. Additionally, it provides analytical tools to understand the financial and institutional framework of the sanitation sector, taking into account the needs of urban poor communities. At the end of the course, participants will be able to: •Identify the benefits of sanitation; •Analyze costs and financing of sanitation services; •Identify suitable institutional arrangements and evaluate service provider options, benefits and limits; •Integrate accountability when structuring relationships; •Make communities and microfinance organizations partners in extending sanitation services to the poor; •Assess specific situations and recommend financial and institutional strategies at the local level towards urban sanitation improvement DEADLINE for registration: Sept. 29, 2014
22.09.2014 - 24.09.2014
Blue Responsibility Award: Manufacturing for a Sustainable Terra Preta Sanitation System.
21.09.2014 • 06:00 - 20:00
The International Water Association (IWA) organises the high-profile IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition every two years. The 2014 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.
15.09.2014 - 19.09.2014
In 2014, the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) will be co-hosting the conference with the National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi, with over a thousand years of history, is the capital City of Vietnam, a country of hidden charm with many attractions for tourism. The conference will be held from September 15 - 19, 2014.
08.09.2014 - 31.08.2015
cewas is the international incubator for Start-Ups in water, sanitation and resource management based in Willisau (Switzerland). The fourth cewas Start-Up programme is directed at graduates who want to start their own business or NGO in this field. Young entrepreneurs-to-be are supported in the formation of their Start-Up with advanced training modules, business coaching and consulting by international experts as well as an extensive international network.
02.09.2014 • 09:00 - 12:00
A seminar on ‘Integrated Business Models throughout the Sanitation Value Chain with Safe Resource Recovery and Reuse’ at the World Water Week, 2014
31.08.2014 - 05.09.2014
Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. While not all events during the week relate to the overall theme, the workshops driven by the Scientific Programme Committee and many seminars and side events do focus on various aspects of the theme.
28.08.2014 - 30.08.2014
A Brave New Marketplace: Unleashing Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid The Base of the Pyramid (BoP) market presents a large but challenging opportunity to scale and transform lives. For the past decade, there has been substantial growth in BoP ventures, provision of quality services to the poor, as well as investor interest in the market. However, there is also a growing recognition of limitations that can affect venture sustainability, scalability and success.
27.01.2014 - 29.01.2014
On 27 Jan 2014 to 29 Jan 2014 the Joint ADB-WB Philippines Sanitation Workshop took place at the Asian Development Bank Headquarters in Manila. The ADB and World Bank Philippines, in cooperation with the Government of the Philippines, organized this in-country workshop on sanitation financing which brought together decision makers, city planners, sanitation managers, wastewater professionals, and private sector financing representatives to formulate action plans for cities and municipalities. The workshop coincided with the formulation of a financing framework for sanitation.
30.11.-0001 • 00:00 - 00:00
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