Archive of events
24.03.2014 - 28.03.2014
22.03.2014 - 24.03.2014
This symposium will include themes such as: Ancient and traditional methods, practices, and techniques of water and wastewater resources management in ancient civilizations; urban water use in ancient civilizations, and the cultural and socio-economic role of water and wastewater in ancient civilizations.
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
20.03.2014 - 22.03.2014
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will host this Toilet Fair in New Delhi, India to showcase various waterless toilet designs funded through Gates Foundation grants. The show is a follow-up to the first Reinvent the Toilet Fair in August 2012 in Seattle, USA, where grantees of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge (RTTC) displayed their innovative on-site sanitation solutions, which were required to cost less than US$ 0.05 per user per day.
13.03.2014 - 14.03.2014
The course will enable participants to plan, design and evaluate evidence-based behaviour change campaigns. The participants will learn how to conduct a quantitative survey of behavioural determinants, how to identify the required behaviour change techniques and how to prove the effects and effectiveness of these techniques. The course targets professionals interested in behaviour change, especially in water, sanitation and hygiene.
Benin’s Minister of Health, Professor Dorothéme Kinde Gazard, has called on African nations to lay emphasis on behaviour change communication, as it is the surest way to achieve improved sanitation. Disclosing that 87 per cent of Africans were still engaged in open defecation, while only three out of 10 people washed their hands with soap, she stated, “So the challenge is also on behaviour change.” The Health Minister therefore urged African countries to strike a balance between change in behaviour and the provision of sanitation facilities.
Unclogging the Blockages in Sanitation East and Southern Africa Action Exchange February 17-20, 2014, Kampala, Uganda
17.02.2014 - 20.02.2014
It is a seminal time for sanitation professionals to explore how to achieve better and faster results of public and private sector sanitation service delivery. Part of this is learning what others are doing and what they see and understand are the major barriers to move forward. Part is also seeing how is it possible to work better together in innovative ways that integrates community and market approaches and that branch across sectors and organizations.
17.02.2014 - 20.02.2014
10.02.2014 - 12.02.2014
Stellenbosch University is offering a three-day course on water and wastewater treatment, with an introduction to re-use. The course will also look at the application of the theory in practise as well as legislation and operational aspects which should be considered. Presenters are drawn from government, universities, and consulting engineering companies.
03.02.2014 - 08.02.2014
Participa del lunes 3 al sábado 8 de febrero en el II Curso de Metodología Participativa SARAR en Tepoztlán, México, donde aprenderás sobre el uso de herramientas SARAR/PHAST para diagnóstico, planeación, seguimiento y evaluación participativa.
The Community Health Worker is essential for the successful implementation of any household water treatment, sanitation or hygiene program. This course will provide participants with the skills to effectively organize, train and supervise Community Health Workers as part of a new or existing program. The workshop reviews the fundamentals of global water issues, water quality, disease transmission, household water treatment, hygiene and sanitation. The emphasis is placed on behaviour change, participatory learning, facilitation techniques, social marketing and communication, and training methods. Topics are covered in an interactive fashion using learning tools and activities the participants can then apply to train Community Health Workers.
23.01.2014 | 08:00 - 9:00
Sanitation Microfinance Google Hangout
On Thursday, January 23rd at 8:00 – 9:00am MST Water for People will host a Sanitation Microfinance Google Hangout with an insightful panel on the topic of 'Microfinance as a Potential Catalyst for Improved Sanitation'.