Archive of events
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST). This workshop introduces low cost sanitation using instruction and hands-on experience. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the issues and best practices included in sanitation – excreta management, hygiene, vectors, wastewater management and solid waste management.
Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South in Cape Town, South Africa
13.04.2014 - 16.04.2014
The conference will bring together researchers, activists, labour representatives, development practitioners and policy makers from around the world working to promote progressive public services, with an emphasis on health, water and electricity. It will go beyond a mere critique of privatization to showcase promising service provision alternatives (past, present and future), pushing forward our conceptual and methodological understandings of how public attitudes and practices arise, how they are constituted, and how they might be sustained.
The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meetings (HLM) bring together Ministers of Finance from developing countries, ministers of development cooperation from donor countries and high-level representatives from development banks and other donor institutions to address the lack of priority given to sanitation and water as a development intervention, the poor targeting of aid in the sector, and the need for robust planning and institutions.
07.04.2014 - 09.04.2014
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The IRC, International Centre on Water and Sanitation and the pS-Eau, programme Solidarité Eau, in partnership with the Economic Community of West Africa, ECOWAS are pleased to announce the organisation of the seminar on WASH monitoring.
30.03.2014 - 02.04.2014
WWTmod2014 is the fourth international seminar on wastewater treatment (WWT) modelling after successful events in 2008, 2010 and 2012. WWTmod provides a platform upon which any relevant aspect of WWT modeling may be scrutinized. The main objective of WWTmod is consensus building. The process of consensus building is supported by obtaining insights from a diverse group of leading professionals: researchers, consultants, utilities, regulators, manufacturers, and software developers.
27.03.2014 | 09:00
Presented by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW)
Join the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) on March 27 at 9:00AM EDT to discuss highlights from the Handwashing Behavior Change Think Tank held in February.
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.
17.02.2014 - 20.02.2014
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.
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'.