Archive of events
14.07.2014 - 16.07.2014
CDD Society and EcoSan Services Foundation kindly invites you to join a training on EcoSan from 14th to 16th July, 2014 in Bangalore.
Delft, The Netherlands
UNESCO-IHE is offering a 3-week course on Faecal Sludge Management. This course is designed for sanitary, civil / wastewater and environmental engineers. It will introduce findings from the ongoing research from the Pro-Poor Sanitation Innovations project funded by the Gates Foundation. The dates of the course is 30 June – 18 July 2014.
CEIT-TECNUN International Summer Course: Decentralized low cost technologies for sanitation in developing countries. A case-study in India
23.06.2014 - 04.07.2014
San Sebastian, Spain
International Summer Course Decentralized low cost technologies for sanitation in developing countries. A case-study in India The overall objective is to introduce students to the situation of urban sanitation in developing countries, current solutions for sewage and sludge management, and low-cost treatment systems. The course will be based on lectures given by specialists in process fundamentals, basics for design and practical application to real cases.
A Conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases will take place in London's Brunei Gallery. SNTD Water 2014 brings together the main stakeholders, researchers, NGOs, policy makers involved in the development of safe water, sanitation infrastructure and hygiene programmes for improved public health.
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.
On June 5th 2014, as part of World Environmental Day, the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society and Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Ltd., in cooperation with the Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA), will host a Forum on Technology for Decentralized Wastewater Management in Bangalore.
04.06.2014 - 06.06.2014
Innovative technologies have a central role to play in the effort to alleviate poverty in this world. Innovative technologies should also mean appropriate technology in the sense that they should be socially, culturally, environmentally and economically accepted by the stakeholders. However, what are the key factors that will determine whether or not a technology succeeds in its intended role to reduce poverty? The conference – held in English – will offer a high-level platform to take part in cutting-edge discussions in the field of technologies for development, to share information and to network.
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Access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education are essential for human development. Although access to water has increased dramatically (globally we met the Millennium Development Goal for water in 2010) progress on sanitation lags far behind. Annually millions of children still die from preventable water-borne illness that could be eliminated through improved water, sanitation, and regular practice of basic hygiene such as hand washing with soap.
In May 2013, WASH United pioneered May #MENSTRAVAGANZA, a 28-day social media campaign cycle to generate awareness around menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) within water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) development initiatives. Out of this campaign came the idea to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May, starting in 2014. The date was chosen because May is the 5th month of the year, representing 5 days, or the average number of days (between 2-7) spent menstruating. Twenty-eight represents the average number of days in a menstrual cycle, which is reflected in the 28 dots in the Menstrual Hygiene Day logo.
27.05.2014 - 29.05.2014
This 3rd Sanitation Dialogue will emphasize a comprehensive approach to sanitation, including adoption of appropriate technology options, innovative contracts and incentives; addressing policy gaps; dealing with financing, viability and affordability issues; and demonstrating health, socioeconomic and environmental benefits.
26.05.2014 - 30.05.2014
CDD Society will be conducting a 5-day training programme on DEWATS™ for Engineers in collaboration with BORDA and RGRHCL at CASS, Bangalore, from 26th through 30th May 2014 at the Center for Advanced Sanitation Solutions (CASS) in Kengeri, Bangalore.
26.05.2014 - 30.05.2014
Over 1000 participants from governments, regional institutions, international partners, the private sector, the scientific community, civil society, and the media are expected to meet to discuss Africa’s water and sanitation challenges. AMCOW organised the first Africa Water Week in 2008 with the aim to build momentum on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation targets by 2015, and the 2025 Africa Water Vision.
The course will show that business model innovations oriented towards the sanitation value chain and water supply chain can make markets work. We show how business model innovations enable organisations to provide sanitation and water services in more affordable and sustainable ways.
2-Day Meeting for the Research Project ‘Multi-level Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Practice: A Comparative Study in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania’
NETWAS Uganda in partnership with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Water Aid are organizing a two-day regional meeting in Kampala, Uganda on the 8th and 9th of May 2014. This meeting is part of a Sanitation Governance project that investigates the factors that ‘make sanitation and hygiene happen’ at different levels of society in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
This annual global campaign supports WHO's effort to improve hand hygiene in health care and thus prevent often life threatening healthcare-associated infections (HAI). It was launched in 2009 as a follow-up to WHO's First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care work. As of April 2012, 127 Ministers of Health have committed to reduce HAI and to support the work of WHO, while over 40 countries and areas have started hand hygiene campaigns.
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
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.
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.
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.