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Sanitation Events (Archive)




19 Jun. 2024 • 14:00 - 15:30

Urban Sanitation Challenges: Case Studies from Africa and Asia

This webinar cuts across different IWA’s initiatives, programmes and communities. It is jointly organised by IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation Initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat). UN-Habitat’s vision is “a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world”. UN-Habitat is implementing the “Scaling Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Systems (CWIS)” Project which aims to ensure everyone benefits from safely managed sanitation. The Global Report on Sanitation and Wastewater Management in Cities and Human Settlements is one of the main deliverables of the project. It provides a global reference on wastewater and faecal sludge management in urban settings. During the webinar, UN-Habitat will present 4 case studies from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Nakuru (Kenya), and Hanoi (Vietnam) from the report, to illustrate specific challenges and emerging best-fit approaches related to sanitation and wastewater management, providing evidence and underlying rationale for the public policy response proposed.

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11 Jun. 2024 • 15:00 - 16:00

Putting animals on the WASH agenda – launch of policy brief (online session)

Join us for the virtual launch of the policy brief, "Putting Animals on the WASH Agenda." As vulnerable populations increasingly rely on animals for survival, livelihoods, and dignity, it is crucial to consider the integral role animals play in our shared water sources. This policy brief, inspired by discussions at World Water Week 2023, provides actionable recommendations for policymakers, WASH practitioners, and researchers on addressing the intertwined risks, needs, and opportunities at the animal-human-water interface. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with key insights and shape the future of inclusive WASH interventions.

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23 May. 2024 • 13:00 - 14:30

SFD Workshop 2024 – News, improvements, and future potential

The SFD Promotion Initiative team invites SFD practitioners, experts and enthusiasts to an online SFD workshop. This meeting will be a follow up to the SFD PI meeting held during the CSE Policy and Practice Forum 2023 in Nimli, India in April 2023. Participants will have the opportunity to receive updates on key improvements to the SFD portal, provide feedback on the user experience, and engage in discussions on the relevance of AI in the SFD development process.

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22 May. 2024 • 19:00 - 21:00

SuSanA Meet-up - World Water Forum Bali

Join us for an exclusive SuSanA gathering on the sidelines of the Bali World Water Forum. Unwind and connect with like-minded individuals in an informal setting following the official program. The event will take place on Wednesday, 22nd from 8 PM at the Kayumanis Beach Bar & Grill Nusa Dua, conveniently located close to the main conference venue and Nusa Dua Beach Hotel (where the LIXIL reception is happening). ? This is a fantastic opportunity for SuSanA members and sanitation enthusiasts to unwind, network, and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. Please note that this is a self-pay event, so everyone will cover their own meals and drinks. ?️? Don't forget to register to stay informed. See you there! ? ? Location: Kayumanis Beach Bar & Grill Nusa Dua

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20 May. 2024 • 18:30 - 20:00

Stronger Together! - How women become leaders in water & climate

We would warmly like to invite you to this informal networking event at the Melia Bali Hotel. This is a unique opportunity for inspirational women of all career stages to share their knowledge and experience and exchange stories on how to succeed in the water sector. Despite all the barriers women face in finding jobs and developing their careers, the water sector is fortunate to have inspiring, brilliant female leaders who have overcome huge challenges. So, who better to inspire young women just starting their careers in the sector, then a group of these highly experienced international women leaders. This is the only event at the World Water Forum for women to network, connect, learn and empower each other. The aim of the event is to create an inspiring and empowering space for water women joining the networking mingle to discuss how they, as individuals, can make a difference for women in water jobs. The event will start with a short and lively discussion involving women who are government ministers and the most senior officials. There will then be facilitated networking, so younger women will be able to meet and talk with a diverse range of experienced women from around the world. This event is organised by Aquafed, the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance and women’s networks from all over the world, such as Community of Women in Water, Women in Water & Saniation Network, African Women Sanitation Professionals Network, African Network of Women Professionals in WASH, Women For Water Partnership, and Women in Water Diplomacy. Flyercredits: GIZ/ Stronger Together, 2023

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07 May. 2024 - 09 May. 2024

Water & Wash Career Days

Get ready for an exciting May ahead! Join us for our very first Water & WASH Career Days! Community of Women in Water, Agenda for Change, and RWSN bring you three days of virtual sessions covering four fantastic topics: 1️⃣ Spotlight on Global Opportunities in Water & WASH 2️⃣ Navigating Mid-Career Changes 3️⃣ Searching for Water and WASH Jobs 4️⃣ Women in Water Peer Learning To make these sessions even more inclusive, we'll be offering Spanish and French interpretation for one session per topic. Mark your calendars! May 7th & 8th are open to everyone, while May 9th is a special day just for women. Big thanks to our incredible supporters for making this event possible: Care International, Global Water Center, Skat Foundation, Josh's Water Jobs, and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA). Stay tuned for registration details and session schedules!

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10 Apr. 2024 • 11:00 - 12:00

Urine My Data
Exploring Trends & Voices from the Rich Earth Institute’s Garden Survey

April 10, 2024; 11 - 12 ET - Zoom Join the Rich Earth Institute for the 2024 kickoff of our survey & story-gathering project for peecycling gardeners! We’ll share insights from three years of data collection via our Community Science Survey, featuring responses from over 130 gardeners across the country and around the world. Learn about crops fertilized, methods used, communication practices, and personal perspectives on reclaiming the power of pee. Plus - discover how you can share your urine fertilizer explorations with us this growing season! We’ll announce two new add-ons to the ‘Urine My Garden’ survey: a urine fertilization log sheet and a story collector.

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10 Apr. 2024 • 09:00 - 10:30

Improving Sanitation Data Systems in South Asia

This webinar cuts across different IWA’s initiatives, programmes and communities. It is being led by the IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation Initiative and the Water Policy and Regulation Agenda, in collaboration with the Center for Water and Sanitation, CRDF, CEPT University, and WHO. According to the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP), as of 2022, global usage of on-site sanitation stands at 46%, surpassing sewer connections at 42%. However, the prevalence of safely managed sanitation services is notably higher among households with sewer connections (33%) compared to those relying on on-site facilities (24%). Unfortunately, current data inadequacies prevent the estimation of regional or global proportions of individuals utilising on-site sanitation facilities with excreta emptied and treated off-site. It is imperative to strengthen local data systems to monitor progress accurately and establish targets for safely managed sanitation services. This webinar aims to spotlight diverse initiatives aimed at strengthening sanitation data systems in South Asia. Insights and experiences collected from the implementation of water and sanitation data systems are invaluable for low- and middle-income countries.

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21 Mar. 2024 • 15:00 - 16:00

RO Systems: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Naturally clean, pure water is largely the stuff of dreams in today’s world. We take recourse to mechanically cleaning the water that we use for drinking and cooking – through reverse osmosis (RO). But RO systems have a flip side: along with eliminating contaminants, they also remove essential minerals from water. Experts warn that RO water with dangerously low levels of mineral content can affect one’s health: it can lead to micronutrient deficiency, joint pain and even cardiovascular ailments On the eve of World Water Day, join us to understand if RO is really a need or just a marketing gimmick.

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12 Mar. 2024 • 15:00 - 16:00

No Service Delivery Without Jobs
Responding to human resource challenges in the rural sanitation and hygiene workforce

Understanding and addressing the human resource (HR) needs and gaps in the sanitation and hygiene sector is critical to achieve universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene. Join us on March 12 for a discussion of the findings and recommendations from a recent assessment USAID conducted to better understand the workforce capacity needs of the rural sanitation and hygiene sector. Participants will come away with possible starting points to address sanitation and hygiene HR capacity gaps, both at a global and country-level. To find more information please follow the link below.

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21 Feb. 2024 • 12:00 - 13:30

Women in utilities: the driving force behind urban sanitation
WEBINAR #05 of the Webinar series: Water Utility Engagement in Urban Sanitation

Join us for the final webinar in the "Utilities Engagement in Sanitation" series. This time we will focus on women's career advancement in water and sanitation utilities. We will invite female professionals to share their stories, ambitions and insights for the future. In a relaxed and informal setting, these influential women will delve into their personal journeys and lessons learned, and offer invaluable advice to aspiring female professionals in the sector. The webinar will highlight actionable solutions that have proven effective in overcoming barriers to the career development of women in utilities. These solutions will be shared with utility managers across Africa, with the aim of catalysing positive change and promoting gender equality in the sector. French version: Webinair#05: Les femmes dans les services publics - la force motrice de l'assainissement urbain Rejoignez-nous pour le dernier webinaire de la série "Implication des services publics dans l'assainissement". Cette fois-ci, nous nous concentrerons sur l'avancement professionnel des femmes dans les services publics de l'eau et de l'assainissement. Nous inviterons des professionnelles à partager leurs histoires, leurs ambitions et leurs perspectives d'avenir. Dans un cadre détendu et informel, ces femmes influentes évoqueront leur parcours personnel et les leçons qu'elles en ont tirées, et offriront des conseils précieux aux femmes qui aspirent à devenir professionnelles dans le secteur. Le webinaire mettra en lumière des solutions concrètes qui se sont avérées efficaces pour surmonter les obstacles à l'évolution de carrière des femmes dans les services publics. Ces solutions seront partagées avec les responsables des services publics à travers l'Afrique, dans le but de catalyser un changement positif et de promouvoir l'égalité des sexes dans le secteur.

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24 Jan. 2024 • 12:00 - 13:30

Utilities driving citywide inclusive sanitation through onsite sanitation and sludge management in Zambia
WEBINAR #04 of the Webinar series: Water Utility Engagement in Urban Sanitation

Join us for an insightful webinar with Luapula Water Supply and Sanitation Company (LpWSC) and Lukanga Water and Sanitation Company Limited (LgWSC). Discover how these commercial utilities are driving Zambia's city-wide, inclusive sanitation agenda in line with SDG 6.2 targets. LgWSC, which operates in Central Province, and LpWSC, which serves Luapula Province, share their strategies for achieving universal access to sanitation by 2025. Both companies have extended their services to areas not connected to the sewerage network. Learn how LgWSC and LpWSC are implementing innovative solutions, such as scheduled pit latrine and septic tank emptying, to provide low-income communities with affordable access to sanitation services. The webinar will explore their respective sanitation strategies, focusing on on-site sanitation (OSS) and faecal sludge management (FSM). Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into the utilities' efforts to restructure, rebrand and market themselves to promote citywide inclusive sanitation. Learn how they are working with government ministries, NGOs and other stakeholders to advance the Open Defecation Free Cities agenda. French version: [h]WEBINAIRE #04 : Assainissement inclusif urbain en Zambie - Promotion de l'assainissement autonome et la gestion des boues par les services publics[/h] Rejoignez-nous pour un webinaire très instructif avec Luapula Water Supply and Sanitation Company (LpWSC) et Lukanga Water and Sanitation Company Limited (LgWSC). Découvrez comment ces sociétés commerciales de services publics pilotent le programme d'assainissement inclusif à l'échelle de la ville en Zambie, conformément aux cibles de l'ODD 6.2. LgWSC, qui opère dans la province centrale, et LpWSC, qui dessert la province de Luapula, partagent leurs stratégies pour atteindre l'accès universel à l'assainissement d'ici 2025. Les deux sociétés ont étendu leurs services aux zones non connectées au réseau d'égouts. Découvrez comment LgWSC et LpWSC mettent en œuvre des solutions innovantes, telles que la vidange programmée des latrines à fosse et des fosses septiques, afin de fournir aux communautés à faibles revenus un accès abordable aux services d'assainissement. Le webinaire explorera leurs stratégies d'assainissement respectives, en se concentrant sur l'assainissement autonome et la gestion des boues de vidange. Ne manquez pas cette occasion d'obtenir des informations précieuses sur les efforts déployés par les sociétés d'eau pour se restructurer, se donner une nouvelle image et se commercialiser afin de promouvoir un assainissement inclusif à l'échelle de la ville. Découvrez comment elles travaillent avec les ministères, les ONG et d'autres parties prenantes pour faire avancer l'agenda des villes sans défécation à l'air libre.

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29 Nov. 2023 • 14:00 - 15:30

Integrity Talk 9: Citywide Inclusive Sanitation – Better Projects through Integrity

In this Integrity Talk, we will discuss the future of sanitation and key challenges for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS). We will focus specifically on how to keep services affordable and how to better regulate non-sewered sanitation, especially where enforcement and regulatory capacity are limited. Our esteemed guest speakers are: Christoph Luthi of EAWAG; Claire Grisaffi of WSUP; Tanvir Ahmed of ITN-Buet; Rohini Pradeep of CDD Society; and Bill Twyman of Aguaconsult. This is integrity is co-hosted by the Water Integrity Network and the SuSanA.

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28 Nov. 2023 • 17:30 - 18:30

Making the invisible, visible: Quantifying human experiences with water to improve public health
Leverhulme Trust Lecture

Problems with water quality and quantity are increasing in frequency and severity throughout the world with major implications for nutrition, health, and wellbeing. High-resolution, globally comparable data have been extremely helpful for understanding the human health impact of other health issues, e.g. food insecurity, but have not existed for water. To fill this gap, the Water In Security Experiences (WISE) Scales have been developed. This is a first-cross-country equivalent way of measuring water access and use that has now been used in more than 50 countries. Professor Sera Young will describe how the WISE Scales can be used to estimate the prevalence of water insecurity, make decisions about targeting resources, understand previously unrecognized causes of poor health outcomes, and evaluate the impact of water interventions. She will conclude by laying out the evidence to date about how water insecurity shapes poor nutrition, mental health, and ​physical health, and the implications of water insecurity in the face of climate change.​

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22 Nov. 2023 • 12:00 - 13:30

Innovative alliances for advancing on-site sanitation - Water utilities partnering with CBS private service providers
WEBINAR #03 of the Webinar series: Water Utility Engagement in Urban Sanitation

Join us for the 3rd webinar of our joint series on Water Utility Engagement in Sanitation. We will learn about innovative collaborations between water utilities and Container-Based sanitation (CBS) compagnies, through concrete examples from cities such as Lusaka, Kisumu and Kumasi. Discover how partnerships between public and private service providers can help filling the on-site sanitation service gaps, especially in low income areas. Hear firsthand experiences and valuable insights from Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mombasa Water (MAWASSCO), and Kisumu Water and Sanitation Company Limited (KIWASCO), working closely with CBS operators such as CleanTeam and Fresh Life. **************************** French version WEBINAIRE#03 : Partenariats novateurs pour faire progresser l'assainissement autonome - Les services publics d’eaux collaborent avec les prestataires privés de services d’assainissement en conteneurs Rejoignez-nous pour le 3ème webinaire de notre série conjointe sur l'engagement des services d'eau dans l'assainissement. Nous en apprendrons davantage sur les collaborations innovantes entre les services publics d'eaux et les prestataires privés de services d’assainissement en conteneurs (CBS), à travers des exemples concrets provenant de villes telles que Lusaka, Kisumu et Kumasi. Découvrez comment les partenariats entre les fournisseurs de services publics et privés peuvent aider à combler les lacunes en matière de services d'assainissement autonome, en particulier dans les zones à faibles revenus. Venez écouter les témoignages de première main de Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mombasa Water (MOWASSCO), et Kisumu Water and Sanitation Company Limited (KIWASCO), qui travaillent étroitement avec des opérateurs CBS tels que CleanTeam et Fresh Life.

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16 Nov. 2023 • 13:00 - 14:00

Schools and Toilets: MHH Stories & Solutions

The Period Posse Presents webinar series brings together experts in menstrual health and hygiene from across research, policy and practice to discuss key emerging issues. Join us November 16th as we discuss menstrual health experiences and challenges in schools

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14 Nov. 2023 • 11:00 - 12:00

Webinar series on Solar-powered technologies - OST

The SPF Institute for Solar Technologies , in Switzerland, is organising a short series of 3 webinars on the 14, 21 and 28November 2023. The webinar series offers insights into the basics of solar-powered technologies, the latest innovations and the implementation of solar-powered projects with real-world examples. Our panel of experts will guide you through the intricacies of using solar energy for sustainable, off-grid applications. Join the following webinar series to explore the potential of solar technology to address energy and water-related challenges in the Global South.

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08 Nov. 2023 • 17:30 - 21:00

SuSanA Meeting at AfricaSan7

The AfricaSan Conference is a key event addressing sanitation and hygiene challenges in Africa. Its 7th edition, themed "Strengthening Systems and Partnerships for Accelerated Sanitation and Hygiene," aims at assessing progress, sharing knowledge, and promoting innovative solutions. SuSanA will be represented by Sareen Malik coordinator of the Africa Chapter and Chaiwe Sanderse co-coordinator and Forum moderator. Sareen and Chaiwe will be hosting a SuSanA Meeting on Wednesday 08 November from 5.30pm in Room 1 (ground floor) of the conference venue. The meeting's agenda includes an introduction to SuSanA and its Africa Chapter for the participants. Furthermore, the meeting will involve discussions on the strategic direction of the SuSanA Africa Chapter for the upcoming years and brainstorming on potential activities, driven by the motivation and interests of its members.

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25 Oct. 2023 • 12:00 - 13:30

Managing sanitation effectively: two models of national utilities in Senegal and Burkina Faso
WEBINAR #02 of the Webinar series: Water Utility Engagement in Urban Sanitation

Welcome to our exciting webinar, "Managing Sanitation Effectively: two national utility models in Senegal and Burkina Faso" In this informative session, we will explore the unique approaches taken by Senegal and Burkina Faso to tackle the crucial issue of urban sanitation at national level. Our discussion will focus on ONAS, Senegal's national office dedicated exclusively to the management of sanitation, and ONEA in Burkina Faso, which covers both water and urban sanitation services. Join us to discover the similarities and differences between these two models, and the valuable lessons we can learn for more effective sanitation management. Get ready to shed some light on your understanding of these two key players in the West African sanitation sector. French version: WEBINAIRE#02 : Gérer l'Assainissement avec Efficacité : deux modèles d’offices nationaux au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso Bienvenue à notre passionnant wébinaire, "Gérer l'Assainissement avec Efficacité : deux modèles d'office nationaux au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso" Au cours de cette session instructive, nous explorerons les approches uniques adoptées par le Sénégal et le Burkina Faso pour aborder la question cruciale de l'assainissement urbain au niveau national. Notre discussion se concentrera sur l'ONAS, l'office national du Sénégal dédié à la gestion exclusive de l'assainissement, et l'ONEA au Burkina Faso, qui couvre à la fois les services d'eau et d'assainissement urbain. Rejoignez-nous pour découvrir les similitudes et les différences entre ces deux modèles, ainsi que les leçons précieuses que nous pouvons en tirer pour une gestion plus efficace de l'assainissement. Préparez-vous à éclairer votre compréhension de ces deux acteurs clés du secteur de l'assainissement en Afrique de l'Ouest.

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15 Oct. 2023 - 18 Oct. 2023

SuSanA at IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation Conference 2023

The NSS Conference, organized jointly by IWA and WRC in Johannesburg, is just around the corner (15th to 18th October). This conference is dedicated to expediting the implementation of non-sewered sanitation solutions in the Global South to help achieve the SDG sanitation targets. The SuSanA secretariat won't be able to attend in person, but many members and partners of SuSanA will be present and actively participating and making significant contributions throughout the event. Be sure to explore our curated list of key sessions and side-events (link down below), designed to carry the SuSanA spirit all the way to Johannesburg.

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05 Oct. 2023 • 11:00 - 12:30

4th Webinar: Linking the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to Sanitation in the WANA Region

4th Webinar: Linking the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to Sanitation in the WANA Region of the Webinar Series Sanitation Plus facilitated by the GIZ Sector Network MEN-REM-Working Group Sustainable Water and Sanitation Management (WASAM), WANA Regional Chapter of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) and Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA e.V.) West and Central Asia Moderation: GIZ

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26 Sep. 2023 • 09:00 - 18:00

2nd Water Women´s Day - Stronger Together

After our successful women’s day in March, we are excited to invite you to our upcoming Water Women’s Day (virtual) on Tuesday, September 26. This special event is dedicated to celebrating the remarkable achievements of women in the water and sanitation sector and fostering a sense of community and empowerment among us all. Join us for a day filled with great discussions, inspiring stories, career tips, and valuable networking opportunities. It's a chance to connect with like-minded women, share experiences, and gain fresh perspectives on how we can collectively attract more women to join and build careers in the water and sanitation sector. [b]Please register and mark your calendars for September 26th, stay tuned for further details on this empowering event![/b] Event hosted by SuSanA in collaboration with Community of Women in Water, Women in Water & Sanitation Network, African Women Sanitation Professionals Network, SIWI’s Women in Water Diplomacy Network in the Nile and Central Asia & Afghanistan, African Water and Sanitation Association, Rural Water Supply Network, Women for Water Partnership, Skat Foundation, Indian Institute for Human Settlements and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

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13 Sep. 2023 • 12:00 - 13:00

From challenges to successes - Kenyan Water Utilities' Sanitation Transformation in Nakuru and Malindi
WEBINAR #01 of the Webinar series: Water Utility Engagement in Urban Sanitation

Join us for an insightful exploration of the sanitation journey of Kenya's water utilities, focusing on the compelling cases of Nakuru and Malindi. Discover how these two water utilities are driving transformational change in sanitation services, all in pursuit of their core mission of ensuring access to water and sanitation for all. NAWASCO and MAWASCO will tell us where they started and what motivated them to expand their service offering to include sanitation and faecal sludge management. Through their testimonies, we'll learn how they've progressed, what challenges they've faced and overcome, where they are now and what their aspirations are. French version: [h]WEBINAIRE#01 : Des défis aux succès - La transformation des services d'eau kenyans en matière d'assainissement à Nakuru et Malindi[/h] Rejoignez-nous pour une exploration instructive du parcours en matière d'assainissement des compagnies d'eau du Kenya, en mettant l'accent sur les cas captivants de Nakuru et de Malindi. Découvrez comment ces deux sociétés d’eau œuvrent en faveur d'une transformation radicale des services d'assainissement, le tout dans le but de garantir l'accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement pour tous. NAWASCO et MAWASCO nous feront part de leurs débuts et de ce qui les a motivés à élargir leur offre de services pour inclure l'assainissement et la gestion des boues fécales. Grâce à leurs témoignages, nous apprendrons comment ils ont progressé, les défis auxquels ils ont été confrontés et surmontés, où ils en sont actuellement et quelles sont leurs aspirations.

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20 Aug. 2023 • 09:00 - 18:00

33rd SuSanA Meeting

Join us for the 33rd SuSanA Meeting! Registration is open NOW (see link below). The SuSanA Secretariat is excited to announce the 33rd SuSanA Meeting, taking place on Sunday, August 20th, from 9 am to 6 pm CEST. This one-day event will provide a platform for SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups, Regional Chapters, and others to meet and exchange ideas. Expect engaging pitches, group discussions, and presentations focused on SuSanA's thematic priorities as we reach the mid-term of the SDGs. The meeting will follow a hybrid format, with Sessions 1 and 2 held in person, and Sessions 3 and 4 available in a hybrid setting. For those attending in person, the venue is Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), located at Linnégatan 87D, 104 51 Stockholm, Sweden (see Google maps). Doors will open at 8:30 am, and the official start time is 9:15 am. Drinks and Snacks will be provided throughout the day. After the meeting there is the possibility to join the Secretariat for a joint evening/dinner close to the SEI office (restaurant tbc). For those joining online, the MS Teams will be sent upon registration. The hybrid sessions (3 & 4) will be held from 2-6 pm (CEST). We look forward to meeting you either online or in Stockholm!

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29 Jun. 2023 • 08:00 - 09:30

Chat, Listen, Exchange: An Introduction To Climate-Resilient WASH In Schools
Webinar Series "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools"

The WASH in Schools (WinS) Network organizes webinars aimed at fostering echange on WinS to harmonize strategies for supporting governments around the world to plan, finance, implement and monitor WinS programmes. In the next session on the 29th of June 2023, Mr. Jose Gesti Canuto and Mr. Henning Göransson Sandberg will share global and regional guidance on climate resilience and WinS. By the end of the webinar, participants will be familiarized with the concept of climate resilient WinS and the UNICEF strategic WinS Framework.

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07 Jun. 2023 • 10:30 - 12:00

2nd Webinar: Sanitation Workers' Rights and Social Justice in the WANA Region

2nd Webinar: Sanitation Workers' Rights and Social Justice in the WANA Region of the Webinar Series Sanitation Plus facilitated by the GIZ Sector Network MEN-REM-Working Group Sustainable Water and Sanitation Management (WASAM), WANA Regional Chapter of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) and Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA e.V.) West and Central Asia Moderation: Hadeel Al Qatamin (BORDA e.V.)

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22 May. 2023 - 25 May. 2023

5th Global WOPs Congress

UN-Habitat’s GWOPA will convene the global water and sanitation utility community at the 5th Global WOPs Congress in Bonn, Germany, on 22-25 May 2023.

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23 May. 2023 • 12:00 - 14:30

SuSanA meets the water operators
Lunch Meeting at the 5th Global WOPs Congress

Since its launch in 2007, the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) has grown to become one of the largest and most established sanitation networks, with 15,000 members and 400 partner organisations. SuSanA's mission is to inform, educate and inspire sector professionals, policymakers, researchers and other agents of change to achieve sustainable sanitation for all. Although SuSanA has become a household name in the academic, research and NGO worlds (which make up the majority of its membership base), the network has not managed to break through to water and sanitation operators and utilities. What could be the reason for this? Is SuSanA an appropriate platform for operators? What can we do to make the SuSanA more relevant to technicians, operators, and utilities staff? These are some of the questions we will try to answer together during an interactive lunch meeting at the 5th Global WOPs Congress in Bonn.

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06 Jun. 2023 • 13:00 - 14:30

Safely Managed Sanitation: Introducing the new WHO learning package

This webinar is jointly organised by World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation Initiative. On World Toilet Day 2022, the World Health Organization launched a safely managed sanitation (SMS) learning package, to support the implementation of the Guidelines on sanitation and health, the SDG6 global acceleration framework, and the 2030 campaign for sanitation. This session provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge needed for acceleration, including national-level definitions of SMS, how they can be embedded into national systems, and risk-based approaches for professionally managed services at the local level and regulation at the national level. This interactive session will showcase tools and examples of implementation.

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02 May. 2023 - 04 May. 2023

IRC All Systems Connect 2023

Three days designed to help changemakers from water, sanitation and hygiene, public health, climate resilience, economic development, social justice, to connect with purpose, work on collective solutions, and strengthen our capabilities as systems leaders. ​ Extraordinary. Memorable. Action-oriented. ​Join us to be part of the action that leads to change.

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28 Apr. 2023 • 09:00 - 17:00

SuSanA India Chapter Meeting

In conjunction with the CSE Policy and Practice Forum 2023 on "Inclusive and Affordable Water and Sanitation Solutions for a Climate Resilient World: A Paradigm Shift for the Global South", SuSanA India Chapter is organising a face-to-face meeting. The event will allow the India Chapter to update its members on the latest SuSanA updates at the regional level, but also at the global level with the recent election of the SuSanA Global Steering Committee. Particular emphasis will be placed on the potential for collaboration and knowledge sharing with the SuSanA Africa Chapter. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss and brainstorm on various aspects related to the future of the India Chapter and decide on goals and activities for the coming months. [b]Location: [/b] AAETI Campus, New Delhi, India Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute Village: Nimli Tehsil : Tizara District: Alwar Rajasthan, India

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27 Apr. 2023 • 14:00 - 17:00

SFD PI Meeting

The SFD Promotion Initiative invites the participants of the Policy and Practice Forum 2023 on "Inclusive and Affordable Water and Sanitation Solutions for a Climate Resilient World: A Paradigm Shift for the Global South", organised by CSE, to a meeting to discuss various issues related to the Shit Flow Diagram Tool. The meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of SFD activities around the world, learn about recent improvements and innovations to the SFD tool and platform, and discuss short and long-term strategies for the dissemination of the SFD and the strengthening of its community. [b]Location: [/b] AAETI Campus, New Delhi, India Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute Village: Nimli Tehsil : Tizara District: Alwar Rajasthan, India

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22 Mar. 2023 • 00:00 - 23:00

World Water Day 2023

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21 Mar. 2023 • 16:30 - 21:00

Know your water: action-oriented partnerships at the interface between science, politics, and practice to empower municipalities to build to reduce inequity and increase resilience in urban water management.

On March 21st (16:30 - 20:00 (EDT), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) will host an in-person side-event at the Columbia University in New York followed by a Swiss Apéro at the international house (walking distance). You need to register for both the side-event and the Swiss Apéro, see links below!

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19 Mar. 2023 • 10:00 - 17:00

SuSanA North America Meeting

Just before the UN Water Conference in New York, SuSanA will host a meeting for the North American contingent! You will find the link to the registration and the preliminary agenda below.

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07 Mar. 2023 • 09:00 - 19:00

Water Women's Day - Stronger together

We are delighted to jointly host a virtual Water Women's Day on Tuesday, 7 March jointly with the wonderful women's networks. We believe as water women we are Stronger Together and we would love to invite you and your female peers, students, friends, and colleagues to join us for an exciting program. The virtual event offers five sessions invites students, professionals, and employers to address challenges along the different stages of a woman’s career: attraction, recruitment, retention, and advancement. This interactive event is open to women in all their diversity working on water issues from sanitation to transboundary water management. We aim to create a safe space for women to share their experiences, ask questions, and support each other. The session for employers is open to all.  [b]Please register and join us for a session tailored to your needs (see registration links below).[/b] Event hosted by SuSanA in collaboration with Community of Women in Water, Women in Water & Sanitation Network, African Women Sanitation Professionals Network, SIWI’s Women in Water Diplomacy Network in the Nile and Central Asia & Afghanistan, African Water Association, Rural Water Supply Network, Women for Water Partnership and Josh’s Water Jobs.

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20 Feb. 2023 • 18:30 - 22:30

SuSanA Meeting in Abidjan 2023

A SuSanA Meeting will take place on the sidelines of the AfWA Congress and FSM7 Conference in Abidjan. The event will consist of a brainstorming session to discuss and strategize on the future of SuSanA, followed by a convivial Meet-Up at the rooftop bar Mandjaro.

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08 Feb. 2023 • 09:00 - 10:30

SanitAction: Understanding urban sanitation regulation challenges

This webinar is jointly organised by the International Water Association (IWA) in partnership with Waterlinks as a part of a series under the IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation Initiative. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face significant challenges that hinder effective water & sanitation service delivery. These include but are not limited to: rapid urbanisation which often results in high population growth; missing or inadequate resources to finance the development and maintenance of service infrastructure; missing or ineffective policies and regulations; and weak or lack of clear institutional mandates to enforce the regulation. These challenges make it difficult to promote inclusive urban sanitation, particularly in LMICs. For these countries, inclusive urban sanitation is a distant target. Hence, effective and practical actions, such as effective institutions, regulatory mechanisms, and sustainable financing are needed to ensure adequate, equitable, and safely managed sanitation in urban settings. This webinar will present cases from the Philippines and Bangladesh where: - Regulation exists and the regulator has streamlined service provision by reaching the most vulnerable, - No regulatory framework exists but the service provider has gone beyond their mandate to ensure inclusive urban sanitation. The two experiences will build on current efforts to progress a widely applicable framework to advance inclusive urban sanitation to achieve SDG 6.2, especially in LMICs.

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19 Jan. 2023 • 10:00 - 18:00

Stronger Together! Informal Mentoring

With SuSanA, Women in Water and Sanitation Network (WWSN), African Women Sanitation Professionals Network, the African Water Association and SIWI, CWiW is pleased to offer a virtual session of informal mentoring just in time for making good on your New Year’s Resolutions!

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24 Nov. 2022 • 10:00 - 11:30

The contribution of standards and certification to the safe reuse of nutrients from sanitation and waste systems
SuSanA WG5 Webinar for World Toilet Day 2022

To commemorate World Toilet Day 2022, the SuSanA Working Group on productive sanitation and food security and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), along with partners, organized a webinar about the role of standards and certification systems in the safe reuse of nutrients from sanitation systems. The webinar was a success, and we would like to send a big thank you to all who attended and were involved! We would like to especially express our gratitude to all our speakers for their valuable contributions and insights into such an important and cutting edge technological development.

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19 Nov. 2022 • 00:00 - 23:45

World Toilet Day
Valuing Toilets

World Toilet Day (WTD) is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

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17 Nov. 2022 • 11:00 - 12:15

A Call to Action for Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Sanitation
Session on Thematic Day 9 at the Water Pavilion COP27

This session will showcase the status of sanitation sector and its challenges in the face of climate change. It will highlight countries cases of innovative work to future proof the sector. The session will conclude with a global Call to Action on Climate resilient sanitation.

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16 Nov. 2022 • 11:15 - 12:45

Empowered Climate Resilience: Women as change-makers for water-sensitive climate action
Session on Thematic Day 8 at the Water Pavilion COP27

This session will explore how women engaging in resilience strategies, adaptation as well as mitigation activities across sectors provides broader benefits to communities. It will reflect the insights gained from the practice and policy of water resilience and draw a diverse picture of female engagement and gender equality. By providing concrete examples and lessons learnt from Latin America, Africa and Asia and from different sectors, we will discuss the merits of and need for including women more actively in water-related climate adaptation and mitigation to make policies and activities more effective and enable true resilience. It aims at centering gender equality and enhancing engagement on the application of an intersectional gender lens in water-related climate adaptation and mitigation policies and activities to enable inclusive resilience.

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01 Nov. 2022 - 03 Nov. 2022

Rich Earth Summit
Reclaiming Urine as a Resource

The Rich Earth Institute’s virtual Summit is a global gathering for advancing the field of urine nutrient reclamation. The Summit brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, industry leaders, students, and enthusiasts, catalyzing new collaborations and partnerships as we continue to grow the body of knowledge about this innovative practice. This 3-day event will feature presentations on the technology, regulation, design, culture, and art of urine reclamation as well as opportunities for networking and collaboration. Recordings will be available after the event. Join the conversation by registering today.

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21 Oct. 2022 • 14:00 - 14:30

SuSanA Global Steering Committee - Official Announcement of the Election Results 2022

The SuSanA Secretariat and the Interim Steering Committee (ISC) are pleased to invite you to the official announcement of the Election Results of the Global Steering Committee (GSC). The event will take place online (MS Teams) on Friday, 21st of October, from 2-2.30 pm CEST. During this event, we would like to thank and express our sincere gratitude to all participants and candidates, and officially announce the elected GSC members from the seven voting regions.

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17 Oct. 2022 - 20 Oct. 2022

SuSanA Global Steering Committee - Online Election 2022

As decided by the Change Management Task Force, the Global Steering Committee (GSC) is delegated by members to govern SuSanA 2.0 on their behalf every three year as the principal decision-making body and governance vehicle during this period. The GSC election will be online and anonymous from 17 to 20 October. One representative will be elected from each of seven voting region, and all SuSanA members will be able and encouraged to vote for one candidate of their region.

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15 Oct. 2022 • 00:00 - 23:45

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to advocacting for handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

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12 Oct. 2022 - 13 Oct. 2022

VI Conferencia Latinoamericana de Saneamiento-LatinoSan 2022

La Conferencia Latinoamericana de Saneamiento (LatinoSan) es un evento que se realiza cada tres años, desde el 2007, con la finalidad de promover el acceso a servicios de saneamiento de calidad y sostenibles en América Latina y el Caribe.?

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11 Oct. 2022 • 09:30 - 15:30

The Future of Sanitation and Hygiene - Key Contributors to Resilience
by German WASH Network & SuSanA

The 2030 Agenda is facing its mid-term and the challenges under SDG 6 continue to be enormous. The Sanitation and Hygiene targets 6.2 and 6.3 are most lagging behind, with 3.6 billion people or 46% of the world’s population not having access to safely managed sanitation services. Still about 80% of the world’s wastewater is discharged untreated into water bodies. The issue deserves urgent attention, as children, women and the most marginalised are most affected from this lasting crisis. While the world needs to quadruple the current rate of progress to reach the SDG 6.2 target, the political will to make sanitation a priority is still missing. High need meets limited demand, due to a lack of knowledge and awareness in the affected population and the prevailing taboo amongst decision makers. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of strengthening of global health, including WASH. However, in times of multiple crises and increasing fragility, even more effort is required to sustain – let alone increase – the much-needed momentum for SDG 6.2. Germany has been a substantial contributor to progress in the sanitation sector, including the initiation of the respective MDG target, the adoption of the human rights on water and sanitation and its substantial contributions to the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, just to name a few. The new German Government has decided to expand its commitment to WASH, in line with its priorities of global health, food and nutrition security, gender equality and inclusion and climate resilience. For this reason, we would like to invite you to an informed discussion on how the German WASH Network and Germany can lead the way towards 2030 as a champion for sanitation and hygiene, making a significant contribution to achieving the SDGs.

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22 Aug. 2022 • 09:00 - 17:00

32nd SuSanA Meeting

The SuSanA Secretariat is happy to announce the 32nd virtual SuSanA Meeting! It will take place on Monday, 22nd of August (9am-5pm CEST), right before the Stockholm World Water Week. We are planning an exciting day of learning and exchange with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups, Regional Chapters and many more. We will make sure to find the right balance between insightful sessions, interactive discussions, and possibilities for networking. All this in a compact one-day format, so as not to interfere too much with our daily work.

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27 Jul. 2022 • 11:00 - 12:00

FSMA Spotlights: Innovative Sanitation Market Opportunities in Africa
Spotlight on West Africa and Kenya

In this webinar, FSMA spotlights the presentation "Innovative sanitation opportunities in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal", by Modou Fall.

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22 Jun. 2022 • 19:00 - 20:30

Von der Linie zum Kreis: Wie Dein Geschäft zur Nahrung für deine Nahrung wird (auf Deutsch)
Referentin: Dr. Ariane Krause

Eine kreislauforientierte Nahrungsmittelproduktion ist sinnvoll, nötig – und möglich. Dabei gilt: Ressourcen aus der Schüssel sind der Schlüssel! Die Nährstoffe, die wir übere unsere Nahrung aufnehmen, können dank technischer Innovationen unter der Eliminierung von Schadstoffen effektiv aus unseren Ausscheidungen recyclet und der Landwirtschaft wieder zugeführt werden. So können der Druck auf natürliche Ressourcen minimiert, Kohlenstoff über Humusaufbau gebunden und Kreisläufe dezentral geschlossen werden. Die Sanitärwende bezeichnet den Umbau unserer Sanitärversorgung durch sukzessive Erweiterung der existierenden linearwirtschaftenden Infrastruktur mit kreislauforientierten Technologien. Im Vortrag geht es um die Sanitärwende aus wissenschaftlicher und praktischer Perspektive. Einleitend wird dargelegt, warum wir existierende Nährstoff-Einbahnstraßen dringend zu Kreisverkehren umbauen sollten. Dann geht es vor allem um Best-Practice-Beispiele aus der Schweiz und Deutschland, die sich mit der Entwicklung von Technologien, Normen sowie der Forschung zur Düngerwirkung oder Organisationsmodellen beschäftigen.

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21 Jun. 2022 • 10:00 - 10:45

Lanzamiento del Compendio de Sistemas y Tecnologías de Saneamiento para la Región del Gran Caribe en español

Anticipado hace tiempo y ahora listo para el lanzamiento: ¡El compendio de sistemas y tecnologías de saneamiento para la región del Gran Caribe! ¡Sé parte del evento de lanzamiento en línea y consigue tu propio ejemplar!

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21 Jun. 2022 • 09:00 - 09:45

Online Launch of the Compendium for Sanitation Systems and Technologies for the Wider Caribbean Region - English session

Long awaited and now ready to be launched: the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies for the Wider Caribbean Region! Be part of the online launch and get yourself a copy!

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16 Jun. 2022 • 15:00 - 17:00

Financing Sustainable WASH [webinar]
Organised by the SuSanA India Chapter, Water For People India and IRC, this webinar examines financing sources, gaps and best practices for sustainable WASH services in India.

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09 Jun. 2022 • 11:30 - 13:30

Water Infrastructure for People and Planet

The theme of the webinar is around infrastructure sustainability and integrated water resource management. I am really excited by our line-up of panelists, who'll address some of the following topics related to water and wastewater infrastructure: global and local examples large and small with strategies and tools for public private partnerships, environmental sustainability, climate resiliency, watershed and land use considerations, and gray and green infrastructure complimentary approaches.

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30 May. 2022 - 03 Jun. 2022

World's leading trade fair for water, wastewater, waste and raw materials management.

Are you looking for solutions to the challenges of the future? The world's leading trade fair for environmental technologies provides answers. As the largest platform for water, wastewater, waste and raw materials management , IFAT is the international meeting point for the industry - with innovative offers that set standards for the future. From the drinking water supply to wastewater disposal, waste and raw materials management as well as innovations for pollutant management, sustainable road construction and minerals.

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19 May. 2022 • 10:00 - 11:30

Digital Innovations in WinS: applying digital tools for WinS operation and maintenance (O&M) and monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

Presentations will share digital tools for O&M and M&E and how they are being applied in the different country contexts for WinS. Country examples from Africa and Asia will be showcased. The focus of the discussion will be applying these tools within the context of the education sector.

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19 May. 2022 • 10:00 - 11:00

FSMA Spotlights: Lessons from Polokwane, South Africa
Exploring linkages between city-level sanitation, national strategy and transboundary basin management

This FSMA Spotlights webinar will explore the linkages between city-level sanitation, national strategy and transboundary basin management by unpacking the lessons learned from an FSM Pilot Project in Polokwane, South Africa, conducted by the Engineering & Environmental Consultancy JG Afrika. The session will unpack the methodology and findings from rolling out four planning tools for FSM at a city level based on the Pilot Project that took place from 2020 to 2022.

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11 May. 2022 • 14:00 - 15:30

Is menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) the missing link in adopting a true feminist development cooperation policy?

Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) is far more than dealing with periods and access to safe hygiene. It is the key to unlock positive outcomes across the lifecycle of females and those who menstruate, leading at the same time to a positive social and economic development. The lack of highlighting menstrual health and hygiene under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the missing tangible indicators challenge the implementation of MHH programming. Nonetheless, evidence proves that investments in cross-sectoral MHH programming positively affect several aspects of the lives of women, girls, and those who menstruate. Population Services International (PSI)-Europe and the BMZ programme Sanitation for Millions invite you to this webinar to discuss the importance of MHH in achieving gender equality and the SDGs. Alongside the presentation of outcomes and learnings of their programmes in Ethiopia and Pakistan, the goal is to acknowledge the need of resources to enforce MHH as an integral part of programming and impact enhancement in low- and middle-income countries. Investing in MHH is an investment in women empowerment, gender equality, education, and social development. Hence, addressing MHH is a prerequisite to achieve effective and sustainable feminist development cooperation.

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21 Apr. 2022 • 10:00 - 11:30

Hygiene Behaviour Change for WinS during a pandemic: influencers, art, and jingles

Presentations from Department of Education in The Philippines, One Drop India, Viva con Agua Uganda, GIZ Nepal, and Water Aid projects in Asia and Africa will showcase different approaches to behavioural change communication and engagement for WASH in and outside of schools.

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21 Apr. 2022 • 09:00 - 10:30

FSMA Spotlights: Updates from Indonesia

Building on Indonesia's brilliant contributions to the FSM6 conference, this FSMA Spotlights webinar will present some updates about recent sanitation activities and achievements in the country.

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21 Mar. 2022 - 26 Mar. 2022

9th World Water Forum

The 9th World Water Forum will take place in Dakar from 21 to 26 March 2022. The ambition of Senegal and the World Water Council is to organize a different Forum, at the social, political and economic levels, a Forum that is a catalyst for action to accelerate universal access to water and sanitation, a Forum that is connected and linked to global agendas and commitments relating to SDGs, the Sendai agreement on natural risks and disasters, the Paris agreement on climate, Africa's 2063 agenda, etc.

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07 Mar. 2022 - 11 Mar. 2022

Moving Beyond ODF – Preparing Not-for-Profits for Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0

An online training program for NGOs/ CBOs/ CSOs personnel who wish to collaborate towards the SBM-2.0 (urban) vision

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03 Mar. 2022 • 13:00 - 17:00

Mobilizing Women's Leadership t o achieve SDG 6
Scaling up gender transformative change in the WASH sector

Keynotes: - Measuring Urban Sanitation & Empowerment (Emory University) - Including Gender into WASH Government Flagship programming (Ministry of Climate Change Pakistan) followed by discussions with experts from ISB, BRAC and others...

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14 Feb. 2022 - 02 Mar. 2022

Online Training on Designing of Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants

14th to 28th February & 2nd March, 2022 (No session on Saturday and Sunday) Extended deadline for online registration: 7th February, 2022 (max. 25 participants) Training Fees: 300 USD for international participants.

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14 Feb. 2022 - 01 Mar. 2022

Online Training on Designing of Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants

14th to 28th February & 2nd March, 2022 (No session on Saturday and Sunday) Extended deadline for online registration: 7th February, 2022 (max. 25 participants) Training Fees: 300 USD for international participants.

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01 Feb. 2022 - 04 Feb. 2022

Systematic behaviour change in development projects in cooperation with Ranas Ltd.
PEAK-Applied Online Course A32/22

The course will enable participants to plan, design and evaluate systematic behaviour change campaigns based on the RANAS approach. The participants will learn how to conduct a quantitative survey measuring relevant behavioural factors, how to identify the required behaviour change techniques and how to verify their effectiveness. The course will be based on a comprehensive revision of the Ranas approach and includes several new tools. Lecturer: Dr. Nadja Contzen, Dr. Max Friedrich (Ranas Ltd.), Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Mosler (RanasMosler) The same course will be offered in French from October 25 to 28 2022. Course fee: CHF 500.- fee for online participation including course material. Registration deadline: 16 January 2022 Payment by credit card recommended.

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26 Jan. 2022 • 17:00 - 18:00

Free Webinar FSMA Spotlights: A Practical Guide to Available Pit-Emptying Technologies

In this webinar, FSMA spotlights the Practical Guide to Available Pit-Emptying Technologies. The guide document has been developed to provide an overview of available pit-emptying technologies and their application. It addresses a gap in current literature: Most papers, articles, and guides are academic in nature and the information they provide is very granular. This document is intended to be a practical guide and focuses on technologies that are readily available. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the authors. --- The FSMA Spotlights webinar series aims to highlight key aspects and discussions around FSM and the sanitation service chain.

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26 Apr. 2021 - 09 Dec. 2021

Hygiene Behaviour Change for Life
Walking the Talk following World Water Day

Themed: A practical way to ensure providing water does make a difference - Join the 2021 Africa AHEAD Webinar Series! Community Health Clubs have for the last 25 years consistently demonstrated that Health Club members store and use their drinking water properly, have better kitchen hygiene and have safer personal hygiene and sanitation.

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29 Nov. 2021 - 02 Dec. 2021

Sanitation Workers Forum 2021

Save the date and join the virtual 'Sanitation Workers Forum: Linking Research, Policy and Practice' on 29th Nov to 2nd Dec. Registration is free and now OPEN.

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08 Nov. 2021 - 19 Nov. 2021

Online Training on Design and Implementation of Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems(DEWATS)

The disposal of huge volumes of untreated domestic sewage from cities and towns is the biggest source of water pollution and environmental contamination. Most Indian cities try to handle the infrastructure demands through centralised systems, which not only require high capital expenditures but also cause high operation and maintenance. The existing centralised systems are not able to serve the increasing demand. As a complementary option to the centralised approach, a decentralised waste management system can be an effective solution to tackle pollution in urban areas. Moreover, decentralisation helps to increase community participation in the decision-making process, implementation and maintenance. In this context, there is an increasing need for scaling up decentralised approaches for adequate basic needs services. Decentralised wastewater treatment systems have enormous potential in contributing to the development of sustainable environmental sanitation. CDD Society aims to address the need for decentralised solutions by enhancing the capacities of service providers across the country.

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19 Nov. 2021 • 13:00 - 14:15

One Health and the power of WASH

Save the Date! Join the SuSanA session “One Health and the Power of WASH” on World Toilet Day – 19th November from 13.00-14.15 CET (organized by SV One Health and SV Water Policy – Innovation for Resilience).

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19 Nov. 2021 • 12:00 - 13:00

A Sanitation Journey: from latrines to inclusive sanitation

The publication "A Sanitation Journey - Principles, Approaches and Tools for Urban Sanitation" provides an orientation to the sector’s current status and future directions, aimed at both sanitation professionals and those outside the sector. The publication describes the historical background of how urban sanitation in the Global South has developed and how the international discourse about strategies to improve urban sanitation have evolved over the past decades. It also presents a set of proven approaches and implementation tools currently in demand to achieve progress in urban sanitation and hygiene.

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18 Nov. 2021 • 15:30 - 10:00

GW²I Virtual Symposium on Wastewater and Sanitation
UNEP Event

The Global Wastewater Initiative (GW²I) invites you to the Virtual Symposium on Wastewater and Sanitation. Join us on Thursday, 18 November 2021 (3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Nairobi time) and Friday, 19 November 2021 (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Nairobi time). Do not forget to register, and feel free to share this message with anyone you think could be interested in this workshop. We look forward to your participation!

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18 Nov. 2021 • 10:00 - 11:30

A quien le importan los retretes? // Who cares about toilets?

Queridos colegas: El equipo de SuSanA Latinoamérica los invita cordialmente a la webinar en español por el día mundial del retrete, “A quien le importan los retretes?” “¿A quién le importan los retretes? A 3 600 millones de personas. Porque carecen de uno que funcione correctamente”. Así arranca la campaña del Día Mundial del Retrete 2021 con la que se pretende visibilizar que casi la mitad de la población mundial carece de servicios de saneamiento gestionados de forma segura. SuSanA Latinoamérica se suma esta campaña! Esperamos tu participación!

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16 Nov. 2021 • 10:00 - 12:00

WASH in Institutions - Safe reopening of Schools in Africa: Insights and Country examples

Open Exchange hosted by SuSanA Working Group 7 “WASH in Institutions” (online) Safe reopening of Schools in Africa: Insights and Country Examples - Using the momentum of the 8th WASH in Schools International Learning Exchange for East Asia & Pacific (WinS ILE) Tuesday 16th of November 2021, 12:00 – 14:00 pm EAT / 10:00 -12:00 am CET / 4:00 – 6:00 pm BKK time / Moderation: Belinda Abraham (SuSanA WG7 Co-Lead)

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18 Oct. 2021 - 29 Oct. 2021

4th Global WOPs Congress - Programme out now

Learning from each other, sharing experiences, and inspiring action is a critical way for water and sanitation operators to improve their services and enrich the lives of the people they serve. A spirit of collaboration and solidarity is at the heart of the Global WOPs Congress. This free and open event is convened by the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance - a global network of public operators and their partners - led by UN-Habitat.

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18 Oct. 2021 - 28 Oct. 2021

The 4th Global WOPS Congress

Water and sanitation service providers, connected through GWOPA’s global network, are sharing and helping one another to improve services every day through not-for-profit peer to peer partnership (WOPs) since 2009.

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28 Oct. 2021 • 13:00 - 14:00

Health, Safety and Dignity of Sanitation Workers
4th Global WOPs Congress

Water and sanitation service providers, connected through GWOPA’s global network, are sharing and helping one another to improve services every day through not-for-profit peer to peer partnership (WOPs) since 2009. This year, from 18 to 29 October, the WOPsCongress will feature more than 30 sessions and spaces to spur exchange, learning and collaboration on topics relevant to water and sanitation operators across the globe and inspire actions on the pressing matters such as climate adaptation in the water and sanitation sector, progress on SDG6, and the power of peer-to-peer support in times of crisis.

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13 Oct. 2021 - 14 Oct. 2021

The Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa: a key tool for sustainable wastewater management

Africa is home to 15% of the world’s population, and its urban inhabitants are expected to quadruple in 20 year’s time. With only 9% of global renewable waters, unevenly distributed across the continent, the pressure on the existing water resources of Africa is increasing, and the gap between water availability and demand is rapidly growing. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, 300 million people still lack access to improved drinking water sources, while almost 700 million do not have access to basic sanitation. Lack of adequate infrastructure for collection and treatment of wastewater, combined with high organic loads, unregulated waste inputs, high energy costs, increasing wastewater flow rates, and lack of investments are among the major challenges of wastewater management and sanitation provision across Africa.

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04 Oct. 2021 - 08 Oct. 2021

2021 Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice

The 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice will be held October 4 – 8, 2021. The conference will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both developing and developed countries with a public health emphasis.

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24 Aug. 2021 - 30 Sep. 2021

Free Online Training: Reuse of Treated Domestic Effluents in the Wider Caribbean Region

The CReW+ Academy is a free platform that brings together all the training initiatives within the GEF CReW+ project in a single point. The objective is to provide knowledge and use the space for the co-creation of water and sanitation solutions in the Wider Caribbean Region. We offer short courses addressing our main target groups both at the political level (ministries) and the private sector, like service providers, associations and regional organizations, of the 18 participating countries. Everyone is invited to participate. The goal is to share knowledge and build capacities, so no commitment is expected beyond participating and sharing.

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13 Sep. 2021 - 15 Sep. 2021

42nd WEDC International Conference
Equitable and Sustainable WASH Services: Future challenges in a rapidly changing world

The WEDC International Conference is a valued and respected platform for reflection and exchange of knowledge and ideas that are rooted in practice. The title this year recognises that a uncertain future is faced as the world is challenged by the impact of external factors, particularly climate change.

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15 Sep. 2021 • 09:00 - 10:00

Make Rights Real Talk

Just about everyone knows water and sanitation are human rights. And most people working in civil society organisations think these rights are somehow important to their work. But many wonder how they can work with human rights in practice. Take part in this first ever Make Rights Real talk (#MRRtalk) for a lively discussion on practical steps civil society organisations have taken to work with human rights, and how this has helped them to achieve impact.

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09 Sep. 2021 • 15:00 - 16:30

Wastewater and Emerging Pollutants: Unfolding A Toxic Story

Emerging pollutants is a term used by water quality professionals to describe contaminants that have been detected in water bodies. These may cause harm to human health and the ecological systems and are typically not governed under the current environmental laws, posing as a greater risk to our livelihood.

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09 Sep. 2021 • 09:00 - 10:00

Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation
Cities on the Frontline Speakers Series #15

This session of 2021 Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank, co-hosted with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will focus on Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation.

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07 Sep. 2021 • 13:30 - 15:00

#UtilitiesFightCOVID-19 Wastewater-based Epidemiology: Poop Never Lies!

Screening municipal wastewater for viruses and environmental pollutants is not a new concept. However, COVID-19 has shed light on just how relevant it is. In June 2020, as part of its COVID-19 webinar series, GWOPA/GIZ opened a lively discussion between utilities on wastewater monitoring. Please join us for part two of these talks, where we delve a little deeper into what has happened since then.

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23 Aug. 2021 - 03 Sep. 2021

Design and Implementation of DEWATS™ (Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems)

The disposal of huge volumes of untreated domestic sewage from cities and towns is the biggest source of water pollution and environmental contamination. Most Indian cities try to handle the infrastructure demands through centralised systems, which not only require high capital expenditures but also cause high operation and maintenance. The existing centralised systems are not able to serve the increasing demand. As a complementary option to the centralised approach, a decentralised waste management system can be an effective solution to tackle pollution in urban areas. Moreover, decentralisation helps to increase community participation in the decision-making process, implementation and maintenance. In this context, there is an increasing need for scaling up decentralised approaches for adequate basic needs services. Decentralised wastewater treatment systems have enormous potential in contributing to the development of sustainable environmental sanitation. CDD Society aims to address the need for decentralised solutions by enhancing the capacities of service providers across the country.

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23 Aug. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021

World Water Week 2021

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) welcomes you to World Water Week 2021! This year, the Week will be held as a full-scale digital event on 23-27 August. Join us for an intensive week of learning and collaboration on the theme Building Resilience Faster. Together we can develop solutions to address climate change and other water-related challenges.

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27 Aug. 2021 • 07:00 - 08:00

Fit for School at The World Water Week Stockholm - Approaching One Health through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools
Approaching One Health through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools

As part of the 2021 Stockholm World Water Week, the Fit for School team is pleased to invite you our two sessions on the topics “Cleanliness at your fingertips: Calculate WASH costs with your phone” and on “Approaching One Health through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools”.

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24 Aug. 2021 • 10:00 - 11:00

Fit for School at The World Water Week Stockholm- Cleanliness at your fingertips: Calculate WASH costs with your phone
Cleanliness at your fingertips: Calculate WASH costs with your phone

As part of the 2021 Stockholm World Water Week, the Fit for School team is pleased to invite you our two sessions on the topics “Cleanliness at your fingertips: Calculate WASH costs with your phone” and on “Approaching One Health through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools”.

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16 Aug. 2021 - 20 Aug. 2021

SuSanA 31st meeting

The 31st SuSanA meeting - the second online of its kind - will take place from August 16th to August 20th 2021. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters. The opening plenary will take place on Monday, 16th of August and the closing session will be on Friday, 20th of August. There will be 9 thematic sessions throughout the week. Check the meeting page ( and the SuSanA Discussion Forum for more information!

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20 Jul. 2021 • 13:00 - 14:30

Stepping Stone Session - WANA Chapter (Canceled)

The SuSanA Regional Chapters are organising stepping stone sessions that will reflect on specific sanitation related topics or challenges from the regions and in order to gather the momentum and enthusiasm for the 31st SuSanA meeting, which will take place from August 16th to 20th.

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13 Jul. 2021 • 13:00 - 14:30

Stepping Stone Session - SuSanA African Chapter

The SuSanA Regional Chapters are organising stepping stone sessions that will reflect on specific sanitation related topics or challenges from the regions and in order to gather the momentum and enthusiasm for the 31st SuSanA meeting, which will take place from August 16th to 20th.

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06 Jul. 2021 • 17:00 - 18:30

Stepping Stone Sessions - SuSanA Latin America

El coronavirus COVID-19 está causando estragos en la economía y los sistemas de salud a nivel global, el COVID-19 llegó al continente Latinoamericano una de las regiones más afectadas por el covid-19, existe una brecha grande en el acceso a servicios básicos de agua, saneamiento e higiene, lo cual se debe, entre muchos otros factores, a la baja priorización de estos servicios tanto en inversiones de capital como en la operación y mantenimiento a largo plazo. En este sentido el COVID-19 ha enfatizado la urgente necesidad de proveer y promover el acceso a estos servicios para toda la población. (See English version below)

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29 Jun. 2021 • 09:00 - 10:45

How can supportive self-care environments help to catalyze improved menstrual equity throughout both the menstrual cycle and across the reproductive life of menstruators?

The Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series is a highly interactive, virtual forum where participants will exchange and incubate ideas, experiences, and solutions on a variety of self-care topics. Hosted by White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) on behalf of the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG), the Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series will present new knowledge, elevate self-care solutions, forge connections across issues and geographies, and much more! The series is open to all interested self-care stakeholders, including advocates, health providers, government representatives, implementers, journalists, community leaders, academia, product developers, feminists, youth champions, and more. There is no fee to participate.

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23 Jun. 2021 - 25 Jun. 2021

3-day Virtual Regional Sanitation Expo

Despite progress in access to sanitation across the East Asia and Pacific region in recent years, over 360 million people still do not have access to basic sanitation services. Sustainable Development Goal 6 calls for safe sanitation for all by 2030. With this background, UNICEF is organizing a Regional Sanitation Expo for Thai companies and stakeholders in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technologies, SCG and Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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20 Jun. 2021 - 24 Jun. 2021

WASH in Emergencies
Regional Workshop Series 2021

The German WASH Network continues its well-established Regional WASH Workshop series in the years 2021-2022 aiming at strengthening local WASH disaster preparedness and response capacities in order to allow for the provision of appropriate and effective humanitarian WASH services in disaster and crisis prone regions. The Regional WASH Workshops are part of a strategic portfolio of activities developed and carried out in close cooperation between the German WASH Network and the German Federal Foreign Office to respond to the growing demand for emergency coordination and qualified humanitarian WASH capacity in Germany and respective partner countries.

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23 Jun. 2021 • 14:30 - 15:30

Sanitation: The Underutilized Driver to Achieve Urban Climate Resilience

We would like to invite you to the upcoming SuSanA online session on climate resilient urban sanitation. The session will be held on Wednesday, the 23rd of June from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (CEST).

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22 Jun. 2021 • 12:30 - 13:30

Stepping Stone Sessions - India Chapter

The SuSanA Regional Chapters are organising stepping stone sessions that will reflect on specific sanitation related topics or challenges from the regions and in order to gather the momentum and enthusiasm for the 31st SuSanA meeting, which will take place from August 16th to 20th.

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16 Jun. 2021 • 22:00 - 23:30

#UtilityClimateAction Webinars: fighting Floods, Droughts, Heat and Wildfire

Cities and communities worldwide are increasingly suffering the effects of climate-related weather hazards, such as floods, droughts, sea level rise, heatwaves, landslides, and violent storms. Yet many water and sanitation utilities are not sufficiently prepared to handle these risks. Infrastructure currently designed under historical climate conditions is more vulnerable to future weather extremes and climate change.

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10 Jun. 2021 • 09:00 - 10:00

COP26: Water Climate Discussion Series - Nature Based Solutions

In the run up to November's COP26 in Glasgow, the water sector is coming together to collaborate and make a difference. Experts from IWA, Water UK, Severn Trent, Jacobs and The Nature Conservancy will be sharing the latest developments in nature based solutions and their impacts on climate change. They will also be asking you some big questions - we’re keen to hear about any promising innovations, and also to discuss how we make good science/policy scalable and accessible to all. We’ll be publishing your responses in a report that will shape our continued action in the run up to COP26.

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09 Jun. 2021 • 15:00 - 17:15

Water For People India-IRC Regional Webinar on Water Resource Management

Nearly half (45%) of the population in India suffers from high to severe water stress, according to NITI Aayog. 90% of the rural drinking water and 48% of the urban drinking water is supplied by groundwater which is under tremendous stress. As per the GoI record, around 600 million people are vulnerable to water insecurity. Jal Jeevan Mission and Atal Bhujal Yojna recognize the importance of managing water resources to ensure the source sustainability of drinking water. While Water For People India’s focus is also on ensuring universal access to safe and sustained water services, it is becoming imperative to integrate water resource management approach in our interventions.

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09 Jun. 2021 • 13:30 - 15:00

#UtilityClimateAction - Flood and Drought
Webinar Series presentation by GWOPA

In 2020, GWOPA/UN-Habitat and BMZ/GIZ launched the webinar series Utilities Fight COVID-19. The series will now continue into 2021 showcasing best practices and lessons learned on utility climate action, circular development, and wastewater management. The GWOPA webinars aim to provide a platform to make the experiences and the concrete needs of utilities heard and seen, and to facilitate global exchange by bringing operators of different regions together.

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07 Jun. 2021 - 09 Jun. 2021

IWRA Online Conference 2021: One Water, One Health: Water, Food and Public Health in a Changing World

Currently, the whole world has been focused on public health with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has also disrupted farming, production, and shipping, highlighting the fragilities of the interconnected systems we all depend upon. Water is a critical factor in both agriculture and food processing, as well as in nutrition and broader human health issues. This complex nexus of sectors is often treated in silos, from both science and policy perspectives. Examining the inter-linkages between water, food and public health is now more critical than ever, especially as the world changes in response to the stressors of pandemics, climate change, population growth, and urbanization.

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24 May. 2021 - 04 Jun. 2021

IWA Digital World Water Congress

The first fully virtual IWA #WorldWaterCongress aims to bring together global stakeholders from the water sector and covers the full water-cycle, from water resources to wastewater recovery – connecting the dots for a water wise world.

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31 May. 2021 - 03 Jun. 2021

6th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM6)
Celebrating 10 Years: FSM Heroes- Past, Present and Future

The FSM Alliance is excited to take on its role as the new host and organiser for the International Faecal Sludge Management conference (FSM conference). The FSM Alliance was announced at AfricaSan 5/FSM5 in Cape Town, South Africa in 2019 to create a centralised platform for those working in the FSM sub-sector.

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24 May. 2021 - 28 May. 2021

Responding to crises: Changing climate and evolving pandemics

Due to COVID-19, the EEHF 2021 will be postponed until May 2021 and held online. To make the conference more accessible and keep the presentations and panel discussions more manageable, the EEHF will be held between 24 - 28 May 2021.

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26 May. 2021 • 06:00 - 07:00

Periods In and After the Pandemic
Refugee Spotlight

How have strategies for meeting the MHM needs of refugees shifted or “built back better” in the face of COVID-19?

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21 May. 2021 • 12:30 - 15:15

Transformative practice and gender relations in water security projects

Event summary: Despite frequent calls for transformative approaches, water research remains often apolitically and technically framed with the risk of exacerbating gendered inequalities in access to and control over water. This talk will highlight learnings from two research-for-development projects in Nepal and India, and introduce an approach to transformative engagements drawing from critical pedagogy and feminist political ecology. This approach aims at opening up space for dialogues on shifting and reproducing gender norms, roles and relations with marginal smallholders, researchers and development practitioners.

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01 Mar. 2021 - 21 May. 2021

Improving Rural Girl’s Menstrual Sanitation and Hygiene
The overall objective of the project is to ensure that girl-children stay at school to complete education, access sanitary pads and information unconditionally and attain skills on proper menstrual sanitation and hygiene management (MSHM)

The project planned to conduct the baseline survey to generate information upon which the project outcomes were benchmarked in relation to the project outcome indicators, capture information/data on the current status of Menstrual Sanitation, Hygiene Management (MSHM) of girls in the 5 targeted primary schools in order to provide a broad overview, identify gaps and the like of the current situation in the focused schools and the community.

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21 Apr. 2021 - 04 May. 2021

Advanced Training for Design Engineers on Faecal Sludge Treatment

This training will disseminate engineering and technical know-how related to the design and operations of faecal sludge treatment plants. At the end of the training, participants will be able to design faecal sludge treatment plants based on drying bed technologies; and will be familiar with thermal, electro-mechanical, and co-treatment approaches for treating faecal sludge. The last date for online registration is the 10th of April 2021.

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19 Apr. 2021 - 30 Apr. 2021

25th Global WASH Cluster Annual Meeting and Emergency Environmental Health Forum (EEHF)
Responding to crises: changing climate and evolving pandemics

The 25th Global WASH Cluster Annual Meeting which will be an interactive event, will be held online from 19th to 30th of April 2021 and the theme will be: Responding to crises: changing climate and evolving pandemics

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18 Feb. 2021 - 30 Apr. 2021

Wastewater Treatment, Water Recovery and Re-Use (Master Class 2021)

The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with an understanding of the principles and practices of wastewater treatment, water recovery and reuse.

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28 Apr. 2021 • 14:00 - 15:00

SuSanA Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021 Activation Webinar

It’s time to get ready for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021: preparatory meeting on 28.04. at 14:00-15:00 CET.

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24 Feb. 2021 - 23 Apr. 2021

Water and Wastewater Plant Engineering and Design

This course sets out to explore firstly the various stages employed in Water & Waste water treatment; then follows the Engineering facets of the subject, applied this to the various stages found in the treatment of Water and Wastewater. Course Fee: R 9,999 Course Dates: 24th to 26th February 2021 29th to 31st of March 2021 21st to 23rd April2021

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21 Apr. 2021 - 22 Apr. 2021

WASH & COVID-19 Pandemic Online Symposium

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, countries across the region are at different stages of their preparedness, response and recovery and with varying experiences - they have observed different levels of resilience across their WASH, health and economic systems and have tried a range of responses. Some countries will have been through situations not yet faced by others, and have lessons to share.

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24 Feb. 2021 - 29 Mar. 2021

CReW+ Academy

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project “CReW+” – An Integrated Approach to Water and Wastewater Management Using Innovative Solutions and Promoting Financing Mechanisms in the Wider Caribbean Region, is launching its virtual capacity development programme today: The CReW+ Academy!

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22 Mar. 2021 • 14:00 - 19:30

FIN & SITE4Society (UNU-MERIT) Event: World Water Day

A multi-stakeholder forum is being organised in conjunction to the World Water Day under the theme 'Water Source Security: Is desalination the way to go?'. The event is hosted online on 22 March by the Centre for Circular Economy (FIN India Trust), along with SITE4Society (United Nations University-MERIT), and will consist of three sessions of presentations and discussions.

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08 Mar. 2021 - 22 Mar. 2021

Online Training And Capacity Building (OTCB) Certificate Programme
Developing Treated Wastewater Reuse Facilities

This course is designed to be useful and informative for policy and decision makers like Central and State Ministries involved with Water and Wastewater Departments, Pollution Control Boards, Mayors, standing and water works committees, Municipal Commissioners, Town Planners, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Jal Boards, Wastewater Treatment Companies, Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTPs) including Effluent Treatment (ETPs) and Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) Associations, Operations & Maintenance and Service provides, Academicians, R&D Experts, Technology Developers and Providers etc.

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23 Feb. 2021 - 22 Mar. 2021

Voices For Water - Campaign

Watershed empowering citizens programme helps groups of people, working together – civil society organisations or CSOs – to change that. So far, we’ve focused on reaching the most marginalised citizens in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, and Uganda.

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22 Mar. 2021 • 08:00 - 10:30

Webinar: Linking Global Water Security To Nature

Following the success of the first two IAHR webinars on ‘The Business of Global Water Security’ and ‘The Science of Global Water Security’, attracting a global audience of several thousand page views each, it is timely now to focus on ‘The Fundamental Issues of Global Water Security’ and linking water security to nature and nature-based solutions.

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08 Mar. 2021 - 15 Mar. 2021

Water Quality Management and Monitoring

Building cemeteries away from human settlements to erecting fences around graves, plans to protect the country's water supply from contamination if mass coronavirus burials become a necessity. With researchers noting that little is known about how long the novel coronavirus survives in water, poorly planned burials that could result in the virus or other pathogens passing into water supplies. Some viruses — like polio — can move through soil and groundwater.

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20 Feb. 2021 - 06 Mar. 2021

Toilet Technologies And Faecal Sludge And Water Management In Rural Areas

The coronavirus pandemic has proven that everybody must have access to public health and clean water, so that nobody is left out and nobody can be the carrier of the virus. We know that massive numbers of people in rural regions do not have access to clean water. But what is worse is that if faecal sludge is not safely treated and reused, it will end up contaminating the available sources of water, reducing supply or adding to the health burden of communities. This is why this work becomes so critical, particularly in the COVID-19 world.

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02 Mar. 2021 • 12:00 - 13:30

Introducing the Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa

In this first webinar, three speakers will discuss the process that led to the creation of the Atlas. They will also present its main findings and key messages. Ultimately, the webinar will be an opportunity to discuss the value of addressing wastewater and sanitation challenges.

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23 Feb. 2021 - 26 Feb. 2021

Systematic behaviour change in development projects in cooperation with Ranas Ltd.

PEAK Applied Online Course A32/21 The course will enable participants to plan, design and evaluate systematic behaviour change campaigns based on the RANAS approach. The participants will learn how to conduct a quantitative survey measuring relevant behavioural factors, how to identify the required behaviour change techniques and how to verify their effectiveness.

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26 Feb. 2021 • 16:00 - 17:30

Brainstorming on Supporting Panchayats Need for Inclusive Water Supply and Sanitation

The SuSanA India Chapter invites you to attend a brainstorming session being conducted by the India Chapter of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, IRC, WaterAid, UNICEF and India Sanitation Coalition on how to encourage Panchayats to move beyond just infrastructure creation to sustainable service delivery with a rights-based approach.

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08 Feb. 2021 • 15:00 - 17:00

Online-Workshop: EU-Fördermittel für Betreiberpartnerschaften: Was muss ich wissen? // EU-WOP Programme: What do I need to know about it?

EU-Fördermittel für Betreiberpartnerschaften: Was muss ich wissen? Über den Workshop Das EU-WOP-Programm ist eine Initiative, die von der Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) von UN-Habitat geleitet und von der Europäischen Kommission finanziert wird. WOPs sind Peer-Support-Partnerschaften zwischen zwei oder mehr Betreibern der Wasser- und Sanitärversorgung, die auf einer gemeinnützigen Basis durchgeführt werden. Durch ihren Mentoren-Ansatz stärken die WOPs schrittweise die Kapazität und Leistung der begünstigten Versorgungsunternehmen auf Management-, Finanz- und/oder technischer Ebene, indem sie gemeinsam operative und organisatorische Veränderungen umsetzen, die zu besseren und nachhaltigeren Dienstleistungen führen. Das Programm bietet 250.000 bis 450.000 USD für jedes der 20 bis 30 WOPs-Projekte mit einer Laufzeit von 36 Monaten. UN-Habitat ruft förderungswürdige Betreiber von Wasser- und Sanitäranlagen auf, gemeinsam mit Partnern WOPs-Projektvorschläge für eine Finanzierung im Rahmen des Programms einzureichen. Frist zur Einreichung von Vorschlägen: 15. April 2021. Wir möchten Ihre brennendsten Fragen zum EU-Förderprogramm sowie zum Call for Proposals beantworten! Nehmen Sie an unserem Workshop teil, den wir gemeinsam mit der GIZ, German Water Partnership (GWP) und GWOPA am Montag, 8. Februar 2021 (15:00 Uhr Berliner Zeitzone) veranstalten. Bitte beachten Sie: Die zweite Hälfte des Workshops findet in deutscher Sprache statt. Datum: Montag, 8. Februar 2021 Uhrzeit: 15:00 - 17:00 Uhr (Berliner Zeitzone) Ort: virtuell via Microsoft Teams Bei Rückfragen kontaktieren Sie bitte Hanna Swartzendruber, ***English Version*** About the Workshop The EU WOP Programme is a four-year initiative, led by UN-Habitat’s Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) and funded by the European Commission (Read more here: WOPs are peer support partnerships between two or more water or sanitation operators, carried out on a not-for-profit basis. Through their mentorship approach, WOPs progressively strengthen the capacity and performance of beneficiary utilities on a management, financial and/or technical level by jointly implementing operational and organizational changes that lead to better and more sustainable services. The programme is offering USD 250,000–450,000 for each of the 20 to 30 WOPs projects of 36 months’ duration. UN-Habitat is calling on eligible water and sanitation operators to collaborate with partners to present WOPs Project Proposals for funding under the programme. Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 April 2021. We would like to answer your most burning questions about the EU funding programme as well as the Call for Proposals! Join our workshop, jointly hosted by GIZ, German Water Partnership (GWP), and GWOPA, on Monday, February 8, 2021 (3–5 p.m. Berlin time zone). Please note: The second half of the workshop will take place in German. Date: Monday, February 8, 2021 Time: 3–5 p.m. Berlin time zone Place: Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams

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19 Jan. 2021 - 01 Feb. 2021

Advanced Training on Planning for Faecal Sludge Management Implementation

“Advanced Training on Planning for Faecal Sludge Management Implementation” is a capacity-building initiative to address the lack of know-how in the domain to effectively understand and plan effective citywide faecal sludge management strategies for cities and towns. The training aims to equip the participants with knowledge, tools, and thoughts to embrace the journey of FSM implementation more efficiently and with fewer bottlenecks. Training Dates: 19th January to 1st November 2020 Last date for registration: 17th January 2021

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26 Jan. 2021 • 14:00 - 15:00

Regulating Service Providers for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation

A paradigm shift is needed if the sanitation-related SDGs are to be met by 2030, as business as usual – relying on sewered sanitation only – is no longer an option. Regulators need to support service providers to serve everyone in their mandated areas at the right price and with the right quality, whilst service providers need to ensure that their services meet standards or are improving and moving in the right direction. This webinar, which is the second in IWA's Regulating for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation series, will address how regulators can rally service providers to expand access to previously neglected areas in cities. The discussion will present the challenges service providers face and will give insights into the needs and opportunities for them to provide inclusive sanitation services. In this webinar, panellists representing service providers and regulators from Malaysia and Kenya will showcase and discuss how regulators can support service providers through using collaborative approaches and incentives as well as how service providers can step up to the challenge of providing good quality, affordable and sustainable services for all. Participants should ideally have familiarity with SDG 6, some knowledge of the challenges of ensuring inclusive sanitation services for all and a broad understanding of the role of service providers and regulators as well as their interaction in achieving universal access to sanitation services. Note: The concept of Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) is increasingly used and refers to a public service approach to planning and implementing urban sanitation systems to achieve the outcomes summarised in SDG 6: safe, adequate and equitable sustainable sanitation for all in an urban area, regardless of where people are located in the city and what technology is used to deliver this service.

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18 Jan. 2021 - 21 Jan. 2021

Water and Beyond: EU transformative approaches for international partnerships

‘Water and Beyond’ will deliver insights on how to strengthen transboundary cooperation, build broader partnerships and trigger water investments in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. It will create meaningful connections between thematic silos for the formulation and implementation of water policies, projects and programmes. It will also lay the groundwork for applying the European Union Priorities for International Partnerships in the water sector and will make the link with programming and the Team Europe approach. This high-level event is hosted by the European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships and the Government of Slovenia, with the support of the Government of Portugal as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is addressed to policy-makers, decision-makers and stakeholders who can contribute to ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. The online event will stretch over four days, with high-level panels, thematic sessions and networking opportunities to facilitate contacts between participants with common interests who wish to foster ongoing or future cooperation.

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14 Jan. 2021 • 14:00 - 15:30

Launch of Outcome Document „Blended Finance for Water Infrastructure Maintenance and Fecal Sludge Management”

Over the course of three months, a Working Group comprised of donors, foundations, impact investors, implementing agencies, social enterprises, financial intermediaries, and development banks explored the use of blended finance in two narrow segments of water service delivery and sanitation: (1) repair and maintenance of water infrastructure in less densely populated areas; and (2) fecal sludge management. The Outcome Document captures the current landscape of approaches, points to case examples of blended finance transactions and gives recommendations on deploying blended finance effectively. Register for the launch event on Zoom to hear perspectives of Working Group members on blended finance for WASH.

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17 Dec. 2020 • 18:00 - 19:00

Ocean Sewage Series
Understanding Sewage Impacts in Hawai'i

This webinar is part of a series of online activities and events about ocean sewage pollution – an enormous environmental problem that few people are talking about. During the series, we will discuss and demystify this massive ocean issue and innovative approaches being used to address it.

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16 Dec. 2020 • 12:00 - 13:00

Contextualising WASH behaviour
The missing link to effective behaviour change communication?

Improving practices in the interrelated areas of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) through campaigns and communication requires a good understanding of current practices and the rationale behind them. The purpose of this joint Norwegian Church Aid and NIVA webinar is to shed light upon this topic and to provide an analytical example from Nepal. The target group for the webinar are WASH professionals on all levels.

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11 Dec. 2020 • 12:30 - 14:00

Monitoring of Community Wastewater for early Signaling the Spread of COVID-19

The SuSanA Indian Chapter led a discussion and webinar on the topic of this webinar in May – June this year and many of you contributed. Now, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) invites you to the Webinar on Monitoring of community wastewater for early signaling the spread of COVID-19 to be held on December, 11, 2020 from 12.30- 14.00 hours.

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08 Dec. 2020 • 12:00 - 14:00

Building Civil Society WASH Advocacy for Strengthening the SWA MAM (Mutual Accountability Mechanism) and reaching those left behind
Exchange and Learning Webinar

WSSCC has been working closely with the SWA Secretariat and ANEW members to engage relevant stakeholders for: - sector coordination and collaboration, with a specific focus on engaging beyond government and development partners to effectively engage Civil Society, Research and Learning institutions and Private Sector - sector reviews and progress through cycles of action planning, progress review and corrective actions, based on sector processes (such as Joint Sector Reviews), global processes (like SDG monitoring through Voluntary National Reviews) and human rights processes through Universal Periodic Reviews.

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02 Dec. 2020 • 16:00 - 17:00

Innovative and Evidence-Based Water Initiatives that advance Water Sector Transformation and catalyze Systems Change for improved Gender Equity
What is being done? What more do we need to do?

The upcoming webinar by the SuSanA Africa Regional Chapter and the Africa Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) will cover the topic of Innovative and evidence-based water initiatives that advance water sector transformation and catalyze systems change for improved gender equity. Questions, such as "What is being done?" and "What more do we need to do?" will be raised and addressed.

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24 Nov. 2020 - 01 Dec. 2020

Contribute Climate Change Information to Wikipedia
Online Edit-a-thon

CDKN and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) are inviting you to participate in an online climate change edit-a-thon, Wiki4Climate. The event will run from 24 November to 1 December 2020, and is open to anyone with an interest in climate change, and a desire to improve Wikipedia content or share information.

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28 Oct. 2020 - 30 Nov. 2020

Online Course on Safe Water, Sanitation and Health for All
During and Post Covid-19

!Registration will close on October 15! The provision of safe water, sanitation and hygienic conditions is essential to protect human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including the COVID-19. To address this, water and sanitation safety planning plays a vital role, being a risk based management tools highlighting the integration of the health sector and helps to bring a human health perspective to traditional non-health sectors like water services and sanitation engineering.

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26 Nov. 2020 - 27 Nov. 2020

ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards & India Sanitation Conclave 2020
Getting India Back to Work

The India Sanitation Annual Conclave is a high-level summit with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and WASH Value Chain as the core working areas. The ISC- FICCI Sanitation Awards, instituted for the fourth consecutive year (2020), showcases the wide range of talent and work in the sanitation sector that has made a significant impact on the development horizon of India.

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25 Nov. 2020 • 15:00 - 17:00

Policy Lab Webinar: 'Urban Poor Communities and COVID-19
Inclusive Policies and Practice for Improved Urban Resilience’

• November 25, 2020 (Wednesday) - Inclusive Policies and Practice for Improved Urban Resilience will discuss the role of water and sanitation in enhancing the urban resilience of cities and the urban poor communities. The Lab will aim to learn from past and ongoing novel approaches to WASH service delivery for urban poor communities to inform future action for citywide resilience.

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24 Nov. 2020 • 14:30 - 16:00

Launch of Sex For Water Baseline Study Findings

The Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET) in partnership with the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) are implementing the Sex for Water (SFW) – Promoting Safe Space for Girls and Young Women in Kibera Project.

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19 Nov. 2020 • 16:00 - 17:00

Webinar on O&M Opportunities in rural Community Sanitary Complexes

Greetings from India Sanitation Coalition and SuSanA India Chapter. As you know we are currently hosting a thematic discussion on the operation and maintenance of rural community sanitary complexes. On the 19th of November we are conducting a webinar on this topic.

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18 Nov. 2020 - 19 Nov. 2020

World Toilet Summit
a World Toilet Organization initiative

The World Toilet Summit (WTS) is an advocacy initiative of the World Toilet Organization (WTO). It is the only toilet and sanitation focused conference worldwide, with a mission to bring sanitation to the forefront of the global agenda. The international summit provides a forum to delegates, exhibitors, and sponsors to share best practices in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. It is a global platform to exchange knowledge, expertise, and resources, in a bid to scale up impact and innovation in the sanitation marketplace. The first World Toilet Summit was held in 2001 in Singapore, and, since then, has been organized 19 times across 13 countries.

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19 Nov. 2020 • 10:00 - 11:00

Día Mundial del Retrete
Propuestas Regionales para Avanzar en el Saneamiento

El tema del Dia Mundial del Retrete 2020 es “No dejar a nadie atras”, la promesa central de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible.

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18 Nov. 2020 • 10:00 - 11:30

Launch of AMCOW’s Knowledge Hub of Hubs

African Union's Heads of States and Governments in Sharm el-Sheikh committed to enhancing capacity building, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management in 2008. Following this commitment, the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) Executive Committee, in December 2016, mandated its Secretariat to expedite action to establish the knowledge-sharing platform.

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17 Nov. 2020 • 16:00 - 17:30

Launch of the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund will be launched during an online event on November 17. It is seeking US$2 billion over the coming five years to provide a 21st-century solution to the decades-old crisis on sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health.

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11 Nov. 2020 • 13:00 - 14:00

RECLAIM - a collaborative resource-recovery game for urban sanitation planning

This webinar will present a serious game that is designed to share knowledge about resource recovery and support attitude-change and collaboration between players. RECLAIM is a collaborative board game that was developed through a co-design process with urban sanitation stakeholders in Uganda and Sweden. The webinar will introduce the concept of using serious games in urban planning and show how the game is played. It will also include a discussion with actors in Kampala, Uganda about how the game can be applied in urban sanitation planning.

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10 Nov. 2020 • 15:00 - 17:00

Urban Poor Communities and Covid-19
New Urban WASH Priorities for South Asian Governments

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the upcoming Policy Labs series, “Urban Poor Communities and Covid-19 - New Urban WASH Priorities for South Asian Governments”, being jointly organised by the Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) initiative at the Centre for Policy Research, WaterAid, Lumanti Support Group for Shelter, and UNICEF.

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28 Oct. 2020 - 10 Nov. 2020

Online Training for Consultant Capacity Development for Urban Sanitation Services (ConCaD)

Policy makers and planners across the country are increasingly realising that conventional sewerage is not the ideal solution to manage liquid waste in cities and towns. Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) and other decentralised options are increasingly being accepted to solve liquid waste management (LWM) issues. In this context, it becomes important to look at how various decentralized solutions (including FSM) can address a city’s LWM needs in an inclusive manner. In order that cities are able to do so, there is a need for professionals working with cities/towns across the country to be aware of the basic tenets of inclusive as well as multi- solution planning for addressing LWM.

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04 Nov. 2020 • 15:00 - 17:00

Africa Finance Ministers Meeting

The first SWA Africa Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) will be held virtually on 4 November. It builds on previous global Finance Ministers Meetings organized by SWA in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017.

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26 Oct. 2020 - 30 Oct. 2020

UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy, and Practice

The UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice will be held October 26 – 30, 2020 virtually from the comfort of your home or office. The conference will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both developing and developed countries with a strong public health/COVID-19 emphasis. Registration phase will start soon.

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22 Oct. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:00

Launching the Guide to Sanitation Resource-Recovery Products & Technologies

This Webinar is organized by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Makerere University and the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) in collaboration with SuSanA working group 5 as part of the SPANS research project. It will present a new publication related to resource recovery from sanitation systems – the Guide to Sanitation Resource-Recovery Products & Technologies. The publication is designed as a supplement to the Eawag Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. It provides an overview of the possibilities for resource recovery from sanitation and provide guidance on treatment processes to achieve safe products for reuse. The webinar will introduce the guide, including an overview of the technologies and products that are covered in the document, and discuss how the information sheets can be used a reference book for sanitation planning and decision-making.

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15 Oct. 2020 • 14:00 - 17:15

Vermifiltration of Wastewater Treatment
Progress and Prospects in India

Partners in the multi-national EU-funded INNOQUA project ( ) have developed and demonstrated the potential a novel, modular nature-based, decentralised wastewater treatment solutions in India and ten other countries.

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12 Oct. 2020 - 15 Oct. 2020

Virtual Regional Conference on Hand HYGIENE in Asia & Pacific

Wash your hands and stay tuned for more details on sessions around behaviour change, enabling environment, WASH services, political leadership and our hand hygiene coffee chats! Numbers will be limited so register today to avoid disappointment and don’t forget to spread the word and share with your Networks as we will also stream the events live.

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05 Oct. 2020 • 15:00 - 16:00

Sanitation Technology Development and Deployment
by the African Engineering Deans Council

Join us on Monday, 5th October, 2020 as this inspiring female Engineer presents the webinar on "Sanitation Technology Development and Deployment".

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01 Oct. 2020 • 16:00 - 17:30

The impact of COVID-19 on sanitation behaviour in lower-income settings

Appropriate hygiene behaviours are our best defence against the COVID-19. We are all encouraged to stay home and wash our hands. But, how does this goal interact with the dominant message of the Swachh Bharat mission: use toilets. The pandemic may reverse the impressive sanitation behaviour change achieved by SBM as many will now stop using public toilets. This impact will be the largest among the most vulnerable populations, which may have limited access to toilets of their own. This panel discussion will assess the impact of the pandemic on the gains achieved by the Swachh Bharat Mission.

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30 Sep. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:30

Wastewater and COVID-19: Getting the Facts Right

This webinar aims to discuss the link between COVID-19 and wastewater. Through the valuable contribution of experts, the event will discuss the scientific aspect of the subject matter and explore how the current situation has impacted the water and wastewater sector. Finally, the webinar will provide the audience with a solid understanding about the current challenges and future opportunities related to COVID-19 and wastewater.

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14 Sep. 2020 - 25 Sep. 2020

Online Training on Design and Implementation of Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS™)

Background The disposal of huge volumes of untreated domestic sewage from cities and towns is the biggest source of water pollution and environmental contamination. Most Indian cities try to handle the infrastructure demands through centralised systems, which not only require high capital expenditures but also cause high operation and maintenance. The existing centralised systems are not able to serve the increasing demand. As a complementary option to the centralised approach, a decentralised waste management system can be an effective solution to tackle pollution in urban areas. Moreover, decentralisation helps to increase community participation in the decision-making process, implementation and maintenance.

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22 Sep. 2020 • 09:00 - 10:00

ADB Water and Deltares Seminar Series – Part 4
Yellow River – A Hydrological Basin Approach

It's the second to the last webinar of our series with Deltares. In this fourth session, a possible hydrological basin approach for the Yellow River in the People’s Republic of China will be presented, and a distributed hydrological model as part of an open-source modeling platform for hydrological simulations will be demonstrated. Various examples of its applications for modeling hydrological extremes under present and future climate, modeling effects of reservoirs, and/or sediment in large river basins will also be shown.

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24 Aug. 2020 - 19 Sep. 2020

Online Training on Citywide Sanitation Planning

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) report 2019, around 2.2 billion people around the world do not have access to safely-managed drinking water and 4.2 billion lack safe sanitation services. Approximate, 2.7 billion people around the urban world use on-site sanitation technologies that need faecal sludge and septage management services (Strande et al., 2014). The highest numbers are in Eastern Asia with 1.1 billion people, Southern Asia with 593 million people, and Sub-Saharan Africa with 439 million. These are households and communities using latrines without access to or unable to afford conventional sewerage system or faecal sludge management services.

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15 Sep. 2020 - 17 Sep. 2020

2020 Rich Earth Virtual Summit: Reclaiming Urine as a Resource

Join the conversation about how urine nutrient recovery can conserve water, prevent pollution, and fertilize local farms. Register here:

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03 Sep. 2020 • 14:30 - 16:00

Webinar: safety and wellbeing of sanitation workers during COVID-19 in South Asia

Join us for a webinar on the safety and wellbeing of sanitation workers during COVID-19 in South Asia.

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02 Sep. 2020 • 12:00 - 14:30

Ensuring safe, healthy schools during and beyond COVID-19: the vital role of sustainable hygiene, water and sanitation services
Please join us for a collaborative 'Back to school' event

We will be holding the planned collaborative virtual event themed ‘Ensuring safe, healthy schools during and beyond COVID-19: the vital role of sustainable hygiene, water and sanitation services’ on 2nd September, 2020 at 07:00-09:30 EDT (12:00-14:30 BST/WAT; 13:00-15:30 CAT; 18:00-20:30 ICT). We are excited to have Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, WASH, UNICEF and Frances Igwilo, Education Champion with Malala Fund from Nigeria join the event with key partners from government, civil society, media and development space across the globe. Co-convened with WaterAid, End Water Poverty (EWP), WASH in Schools Network and Global Campaign for Education (GCE), the virtual event will outline the global status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services within schools, and highlight national and global action to address this issue in the context of COVID-19 and beyond. Actors from across sectors, countries and contexts will share perspectives on the opportunities and challenges, to shape a clear action agenda for domestic and international investments in this area.

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28 Aug. 2020 • 11:00 - 12:00

#SuSanA30 Day 8 - MHM on the Rise

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

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24 Aug. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020

Week on Water for Development (WW4D)
Week on Water for Development

Every drop counts – but what is happening in the water sector in times of COVID-19? The Week on Water for Development (WW4D) is a virtual five-day conference from 24 to 28 August 2020, organised by the German development cooperation (GIZ), that connects relevant stakeholders around key topics on water from COVID-19 to climate change. WW4D is also part of SIWI’s WWW @ home 2020. During those days, GIZ collaborates with more than 50 partners to present and discuss recent findings, publications as well as best practices from the field. The five conference days are organised along thematic scopes, ranging from water and climate change (Monday), finance and governance (Tuesday), IWRM, Nexus and biodiversity (Wednesday), WASH and utilities (Thursday) to water and gender (Friday). In more than 25 virtual meetings, participants get to experience panel discussions and expert talks as well as to interact in dialogues among themselves. The aim is to encourage stakeholder exchange and learn from experiences in partner countries in order to face current challenges in the water sector.

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27 Aug. 2020 • 12:30 - 13:30

#SuSanA30 Day 7 - Sustainable Sanitation in Zambia

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

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26 Aug. 2020 • 06:00 - 17:00

#SuSanA30 Day 6 - WASH Systems, SuSanA Africa, Eye on LAC

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

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26 Aug. 2020 • 12:00 - 12:45

The invisible link: dignity, safety and health for sanitation workers

The session focusses on the workforce operating the sanitation chain - those who empty septic tanks and latrines or maintain sewers. Sanitation workers are critical to achieve safely managed sanitation, but oftentimes face terrible working conditions and stigma. We will discuss global practical experiences to protect workers dignity, health and safety.

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25 Aug. 2020 • 15:00 - 08:30

WASH Systems, Sustainability, and Resilience: Why do they matter?

Stockholm World Water Week has been moved to an online event. Since we can't see you in person, we'd like to offer a chance to network and learn about building resilient WASH systems! Join Agenda for Change, Australia Aid, BORDA, Millennium Water Alliance, The Mortenson Center for Global Engineering, Rural Water Supply Network, Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, Sustainable Services Initiative, WaterAid Australia, WaterSHED, and Water for Women for virtual learning and networking sessions during World Water Week at Home. The topic is WASH Systems, Sustainability, and Resilience: Why do they matter?

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25 Aug. 2020 • 13:30 - 20:30

#SuSanA30 Day 5 - Discussion Forum, WASH Systems

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

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21 Aug. 2020 • 13:00 - 16:00

#SuSanA30 Day 4 - One Health, Open Discussion / Lessons Learned

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

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20 Aug. 2020 • 11:00 - 16:30

#SuSanA30 Day 3 - Sewage Testing, Event Calendar, WinS Network and Public Reopening

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

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19 Aug. 2020 • 12:00 - 17:30

#SuSanA30 Day 2 - Sanitation Workers, Urban Sanitation & FSM, Capacity Development

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

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18 Aug. 2020 • 12:30 - 17:00

#SuSanA30 Day 1 - Hand Hygiene, Gender & WASH

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

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21 Jul. 2020 - 24 Jul. 2020

1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation Conference
Pretoria, South Africa

The 1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation (NSS) specialist group conference is being hosted in Pretoria, South Africa in partnership with the Water Research Commission and the University of Pretoria. The event responds to the challenges and needs of around 4 billion people requiring sanitation.

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23 Jul. 2020 • 15:00 - 16:30

Including persons living in informal settlements in WASH responses to COVID-19 to leave no one behind
Thursday 23rd July 2020, 1pm UTC

WSSCC are co-hosting with WaterAid and the UN Office of the High Commissions for Human Rights this online roundtable discussion which provides an opportunity for representatives of vulnerable groups living in informal settlements around the world to explain how responses to COVID-19 are affecting them and to make recommendations to States, UN, development partners and donors.

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14 Jul. 2020 - 15 Jul. 2020

Non Sewered Sanitation Systems - Best Practices for Field Testing

Non-Sewered Sanitation Systems (NSSS) provide solutions to the billions of people without access to safe sanitation. Technologies need to meet certain requirements to qualify as an NSSS. ISO 30500 (Non-sewered sanitation systems – Prefabricated integrated treatment units – General safety and performance requirements for design and testing) outlines these requirements for manufacturers, laboratories and certifying bodies. These stakeholders should understand the realities of implementing ISO 30500 procedures in the field. In this webinar, participants will learn about the NSS technologies and best practices for ISO 30500 testing through case studies.

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15 Jul. 2020 • 14:00 - 16:00

SWA Partner Exchange Forum

We invite you to join us for the next Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partner Exchange Forum providing a platform for learning on COVID-19 pandemic related challenges, and cross constituency exchange. Organised by IRC and SNV as members of the SWA Research and Learning constituency, the Forum will focus on inequalities in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service levels, the COVID-19 response and the future. The COVID-19 pandemic is deepening inequalities in WASH, between those with and without access to services, and between those with better and worse levels of service. Those without or with low quality services, are less able to implement basic COVID mitigation measures such as frequent hand washing with soap, social distancing and cleanliness. Relief to households is more easily extended through utilities to those with relatively better services.

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09 Jul. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:30

Official Launch of the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework

Hosted by UN-Water, the Sustainable Development Goal 6 Global Acceleration Framework launch will be a high-level and multi-stakeholder moment to generate commitments for ambitious solutions on water and sanitation in support of the Decade of Action to deliver SDGs by 2030. The Framework is driven by country demand and will align the international community to strengthen country planning, implementation and knowledge sharing for SDG 6 while supporting country response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework mobilizes UN agencies, governments, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders on five cross-cutting ‘accelerators’ - Financing, Data and Information, Capacity Development, Innovation, and Governance - to drive progress on water and sanitation issues, and therefore on the whole 2030 Agenda.

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09 Jul. 2020 • 09:00 - 10:00

Opportunities to Improve Menstrual Health and Hygiene

Today, over 500 million women worldwide don't have the resources, infrastructure and social support they need to manage their menstruation. To advance gender equity, improvements are needed from multi-sectoral actors to drive progress through advocacy, research, innovation, or implementation.

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08 Jul. 2020 • 14:00 - 16:30

10 Years of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
A transformative pathway for the SDGs and Covid-19 Response

8:00 EDT / 12:00 GMT WaterAid, End Water Poverty, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the NGO Mining Working Group at the UN, Center for Economic and Social Rights, and the Permanent Missions of Germany and Spain cordially invite you to our official virtual side event to the 2020 High Level Political Forum: Ten years of the human rights to water and sanitation: A transformative pathway for the SDGs and COVID-19 response.

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08 Jul. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:30

Ways to Walk the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Talk: The Way Forward

This event is the concluding webinar of a series focusing on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF). These webinars aimed at providing a throughout understanding of why implementing the WEF is essential for human well-being, poverty alleviation, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The webinar will provide the audience with the opportunity to engage in a final discussion with the experts, some of them who joined the previous webinars, regarding the WEF Nexus.

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08 Jul. 2020 • 07:30 - 12:00

The Exciting World of Faecal Sludge Re-Use

8:30 EAT / 5:30 GMT Access to safe water and sanitation is a human right. Governments are the duty bearers of the progressive realisation of this right in their jurisdictions. Worldwide, 2.4 billion people are still without basic sanitation, and more than 600 million people are without safe drinking water. SNV contributes to sustainable change in WASH delivery systems in at least 19 countries. Ultimately, we envision a world that enables all people’s access to affordable and reliable WASH services – leaving no one behind. This Webinar is divided into four different parts: 9:30 - 10:10 Animal Feed 10:15 - 10:55 Biomass Fuels 11:00 - 11:40 Compost 11:45 - 12:30 Electricity / Biogas (Times displayed here are in UTC+3)

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20 Jun. 2020 - 26 Jun. 2020

Digital Dialogues on Sanitation - Challenges and Solutions for Aurangabad - Marathawada Region

India Sanitation Coalition (ISC), FICCI and Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture(CMIA) the apex body representing small, medium & large scale industries in the Marathwada region, together present to you an advocacy webinar to discuss the sanitation challenges in the Aurangabad Marathwada region and a range of well thought-out sanitation interventions considering the essential Covid-19 angle. These are designed for corporates facilitating their engagement in the space. Alternatively, a group of corporates could also decide to crowd source projects. ISC and CMIA would be delighted to welcome your participation at the event to interact with your peers, share your stories as well as collaborate on projects that may be of interest to your organisation.

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25 Jun. 2020 • 21:00 - 00:00

Mini International Learning Exchange (ILE) on WASH and Schools Re-opening

The main purpose of the Mini-ILE is to share existing good practices, information and materials available to support countries in the process of re-opening schools or currently facing challenges in school re-openings. Evidence-based data and information on COVID-19 infection, prevention and control and WASH response plans will be introduced and discussed. Countries will also have the opportunity to exchange their experiences, plans and challenges and learn from each other. Country Delegates and Participants: This Mini-ILE seeks to invite, in particular, members of national WASH in Schools Technical Working Group members, specifically officials from the Ministries of Education, Health and WASH and the development partners in Asia and the Pacific overseeing the implementation and management of WASH in Schools policies and programs. Country delegations will be expected to present and discuss their situation with other countries in a breakout session. In order to allow effective moderation, the country delegations in this session will be limited to 10 participants per country.

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25 Jun. 2020 • 10:00 - 12:00

Mieux préparer l’après COVID-19: L’appel à l'action des Prestataires de Services d'Assainissement (PSA)

La pandémie de la COVID-19 est d’envergure mondiale et affecte notamment les pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest dont l’élan de développement économique et sociale est freiné. Malgré les efforts consentis par les États pour améliorer les conditions d’accès à l’assainissement ; la COVID-19 a poussé les gouvernements à redéfinir leurs priorités et agendas afin de ralentir la progression de la maladie, laissant le sous-secteur de l’assainissement autonome pour compte. L’attention portée au secteur de l’assainissement autonome et à ses acteurs ne devrait pas être remise au second plan durant cette pandémie. Il est important d’accompagner les prestataires de services d’assainissement qui sont les plus affectés, notamment par une baisse d’activités. Quels sont les enjeux pour cette communauté ? Qu’en est-il de la période post COVID-19 ? Rejoignez le Programme eau, hygiène et assainissement (WASH-FIN) de l'Agence des États-Unis pour le Développement International (USAID) et Speak Up Africa pour un panel interactif jeudi 25 juin de 10h00 à 12h00 GMT. Cette discussion est l’occasion de discuter des enjeux du sous-secteur de l’assainissement autonome dans le contexte du COVID-19 et d’identifier des pistes de mitigation pour l’après pandémie. Intervenants: M. Lansana Gagny Sakho, Directeur Général - l’Office National de l’Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS) •M. Ibra Sow, Président - Association des Acteurs de l’Assainissement du Sénégal (AAAS) •M. El Hadji Birane Diop, Responsable du Département Études et Finance Inclusive – Banque Nationale de Développement Économique (BNDE) •M. Abdoulaye Boly, Spécialiste Eau Assainissement Hygiene, USAID

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19 Jun. 2020 • 15:00 - 16:00

COVID-19: Sewage Monitoring for Public Health

Rapid progress in the development of sewage monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 offers the potential to contribute to public health action, such as the early indication of secondary outbreaks. Many research labs and commercial labs have now gathered valuable experience in the handling of sewage samples and analysis of the virus. However, there are still issues regarding how to apply the results to advise health authorities, the handling of samples and the analytical techniques. This webinar will advance our common understanding of how these surveillance results can be used, and harmonize approaches and methods towards a global use for wastewater surveillance of COVID-19. The panel will discuss the challenges in using surveillance data, and the need and likely benefit of standardization in approaches, especially given the need for international sharing of findings. Participants should ideally have some experience in wastewater analyses or monitoring programmes for coronavirus. Learning Objectives During the webinar, participants will: • gain an overview about what sewage surveillance can be used for, • learn about an interesting case study from Brazil, and • gain an overview of the analytical procedures: the challenges and possible solutions.

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17 Jun. 2020 • 15:00 - 16:30

Water Reuse in a Circular Economy

This online event will explore a new approach for water resources management looking into water reuse in the context of a circular economy. This approach focuses mainly on linking water inputs and outputs in a more holistic structure, which can be beneficial to addressing both global and localized water scarcity but also more broader goals for a sustainable future. Techniques and approaches to better manage water resources are needed to meet the challenges of climate change, population growth and economic production. Water reuse is essential because supply is limited. Like other natural resources, water must be used within an economy that values its repeated reuse in order to gain full advantage of the resource while minimizing the need for new extractions and new sources. There are many challenges to fully implement water reuse by communities, industry, and agriculture but successful case studies have demonstrated that these challenges can be overcome.

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16 Jun. 2020 • 18:00 - 19:30

The impact and outlook of the coronavirus crisis on water and food security in the Arab region

All Arab countries have been impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of these countries that were already facing water security and major social, health and economic challenges before COVID-19, this additional pressure is particularly excruciating. As a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and the necessity to better understand, monitor and respond to the situation, the Middle East Water Forum MEWF will host a panel to share insights on the current impact and outlook for water and food security in the Arab region.

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28 Apr. 2020 - 16 Jun. 2020

Human Right to Water - Achievable by 2030?

Apr 28 - WHO / UNICEF JMP methods for monitoring SDG targets for WASH in households May 5 - Exploring the WHO / UNICEF JMP database on inequalities in WASH services May 19 - The RWSN Mentoring Program: making the most of your mentoring relationship June 9 - Affordability June 16 - a hidden crisis? Findings from research into borehole failure in Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda

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16 Jun. 2020 • 13:30 - 14:45

COVID and Wastewater: Mind the poop!

Wastewater utilities are key actors in maintaining water quality and managing risks to public health, food security and other ecosystem services and functions. The tracking of COVID-19 brings new relevance to this topic. Studies on COVID-19 have shown that the virus is shed in faeces and hence collected in the sewerage systems in cities, where such systems exist. As cities continue to grapple with how to monitor and manage the spread of COVID-19 in the medium to long-term, wastewater and faecal sludge monitoring can potentially serve as a cost-effective “early-warning” mechanism to identify hotspots. What good practices exist with regards to monitoring of wastewater? How is the sanitation challenge being tackled in the context of COVID-19? What are the opportunities for using wastewater to track COVID-19 infection spread? What are the issues, needs and potential solutions given the possible relevance of fecal-oral transmission?

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09 Jun. 2020 • 14:30 - 16:00

Affordability: can rural people pay for water in a crisis?

Making drinking water affordable for rural people has always been challenging. COVID19 places urgent pressures on government, service providers and rural water users with priority needs for water for handwashing at home, in schools and at healthcare facilities. This webinar will present field data of changes in water demand and revenue, and explore how to improve policy and practice responses.

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04 Jun. 2020 • 10:00 - 11:00

Acciones practicas para vencer Covid19

El coronavirus COVID-19 está causando estragos en la economía y los sistemas de salud a nivel global, sin embargo existen esfuerzos de diferentes organizaciones que dan frutos en el intento de contener esta emergencia internacional que ya fue declarada como pandemia. ¿Como podemos influir en el comportamiento de las personas? ¿Qué buenas prácticas se pueden aplicar para proteger al personal operativo de nuestros servicios básicos? En esta webinar compartiremos ejemplos prácticos de acciones que tienen buenos resultados en el trabajo con nuestra gente, comunidad e instituciones para protegernos y asegurar que los servicios básicos se mantengan sostenibles.

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01 Apr. 2020 - 03 Jun. 2020

CoVID-19 and Humanitarian Settings: Knowledge and Experience Sharing Weekly Webinar Series

Future webinar topics may include, but are not limited to: Epidemiology of COVID-19 and Program Implications; Mental Health Considerations for Health Workers and Beneficiaries; Ethical Considerations for COVID-19 Response Planning; Health Facility Checklists; Implementing Nutrition Programs; Delivering Treatment in Humanitarian Settings; Social Behavior Change in the Time of COVID; and WASH and IPC

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04 May. 2020 - 29 May. 2020

Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) - Online Course

The School of Water and Waste, CSE is launching an online course on preparation of Shit Flow Diagram. The course is designed for practitioners, academicians, consultants, students and researchers.

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28 May. 2020 • 14:00 - 16:30

Studio MH Day

On 28 May, we’re going to bring the MH Day movement closer together than ever by organising Studio MH Day – the first official MH Day live broadcast! Hosted by Ina and Thorsten from your MH Day Secretariat/WASH United, Studio MH Day will feature highlights from MH Day activities around the world, conversations with national coalitions, decision-makers, activists, researchers and funders, as well as regular social media updates. Studio MH Day will consist of three regional spotlight sessions: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific: 18:30-20:30 AUS, 14:00-16:00 IST, 10:30-12:30 CET, 04:30-06:30 EST, 01:30-03:30 PST Spotlight on Africa and Europe: 22:00-00:30 AUS, 17:30-20:30 IST, 14:00-16:30 CET, 08:00-10:30 EST, 05:00-07:30 PST Spotlight on the Americas: 04:00-06:00 AUS [on 29-5], 23:30-01:30 IST, 20:00-22:00 CET, 14:00-16:00 EST, 11:00-13:00 PST

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28 May. 2020 • 15:00 - 16:00

Improving Hygiene Services, the Foundation for Strengthening Public Health

AMCOW advocacy role on issues of water and sanitation in Africa presents a backdrop to support citizens/residents during this pandemic with relevant information and knowledge of agreed best practices that can help them stay safe. The presentation titled “Improving hygiene services, the foundation for strengthening public health,” is, therefore, organized by AMCOW as one of its series of webinars to inform and educate its constituents, partners and member states on how to strengthen public health in this time of the pandemic.

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22 May. 2020 • 12:30 - 13:30

Addressing stakeholder concerns around testing sewage for COVID-19

Research from past SARS epidemics has proved fragments of the viruses from infected human beings are found in wastewater and sewage. In the case of COVID-19, these can be isolated and analysed to determine if there are infections in an area. The SuSanA India Chapter, IRC, India Sanitation Coalition and WaterAid invite you to a webinar on 22nd May, 2020, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, Indian Standard Time. The speakers will discuss how to address the concerns of stakeholders in towns that arise from testing sewage for COVID-19. These stakeholders include decision-makers and technical staff, health workers and sanitation workers. Speakers will also consider the health and safety of sanitation workers, and the public health implications of COVID-19 in sewage.

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20 May. 2020 • 13:00 - 14:00

Launch of the national programme for monitoring COVID-19 spread in communities using a water and sanitation-based approach

The provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene services is essential for protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Recent research has shown the presence of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids in the faeces of infected people and wastewater from infected communities. Therefore, there has been increased interest on (1) the presence and persistence of the virus in water and sanitation environments, (2) the role of the aquatic environment in the transport and possible transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through exposure to contaminated surface water sources, poorly treated municipal wastewater, poorly managed domestic greywater, and faeces of infected people, and (3) the use of a wastewater-based epidemiology approach for supporting the surveillance of COVID-19 spread in South African communities. In order to stimulate research in these areas, the WRC has set-up a special programme to support related research. One of the initiatives under this programme is a national wastewater-based epidemiological study for the surveillance of COVID-19 spread in communities.

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18 May. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:00

What is the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub?

This webinar serves as an introduction to the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub. The COVID-19 Hygiene Hub is a free global service to help actors in low and middle income settings (LMICs) who are responding to the pandemic. In this session we will talk through the functionality of the Hygiene Hub and highlight opportunities for organisations to share experiences, connect with others, search resources and get questions answered in real time. This webinar will be presented by Robert Dreibelbis, an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This webinar will also be held in French, Spanish and Arabic next week.

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13 May. 2020 • 13:00 - 14:00

Turning crisis into opportunity: Improving healthcare waste management and WASH during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing a rapid increase in healthcare waste. Countries and health systems are struggling to safely manage and dispose of this waste in a way that does not compromise human health and the environment. Even before this pandemic, an assessment by WHO/UNICEF showed that the majority of countries lack basic waste management services in their healthcare facilities (WHO/UNICEF 2019). Burning waste in open pits, dumping untreated waste in landfills and contaminated water supplies are common in many resource constrained environments. Now is the time to take action: •Why is healthcare waste management an integral part of WASH in healthcare facilities? •What are sustainable approaches for building comprehensive healthcare waste management systems? •What are the challenges? •How can we scale up such interventions?

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06 May. 2020 • 15:00 - 16:30

How can public policies foster strategic asset management?

This webinar is organised by the IWA Strategic Asset Management Specialist Group, which is focused on the sustainability of urban water services. To do this, the group is working on medium- and long-term infrastructure planning, including not only the renewal of infrastructure, but also the financial, organisational and information management aspects that are needed for ensuring the sustainability of infrastructure and meeting the stakeholders' needs and expectations. Learning Objectives • To understand what public policy means regarding the provision of water services • To understand how public policy can foster strategic asset management • To understand how different countries have been carrying out this process

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01 May. 2020 • 15:00 - 16:30

Innovative & Affordable Handwashing Stations in Schools

The objective of this webinar is to help governments and other entities involved in WASH in schools to identify suitable handwash solutions for quick deployment in schools before they reopen for the forthcoming academic year. Learning Objectives: • To showcase simple and easy to implement handwash stations suitable for different contexts, including water scarce settings • To discuss suitability of the models in terms of affordability, ease of implementation, ease of maintenance, ease of usage • To discuss the related behavior change approaches for inculcating regular practice of handwash with soap among children.

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30 Apr. 2020 • 21:00 - 22:30

COVID-19's Impacts on Global WASH

Join USAID's Water Leadership Council for a stakeholder community meeting on COVID-19’s Impacts on Global WASH. During these unprecedented times, we must come together as a community to share ideas and priorities as well as make new and meaningful connections that can assist in overcoming the forthcoming challenges. USAID invites you to attend a community meeting on Global Water Security, Sanitation, and Hygiene, the third in a series of webinars from the Bureau of Resilience and Food Security discussing sector-specific impacts of COVID-19, as well as sector-specific responses to mitigate these impacts and assist in a speedy recovery. The series also includes webinars on Global Agriculture, Food Security and Resilience and Global Nutrition. We think it is of the utmost importance we and our partners come together to discuss the road ahead. Join us for a stimulating conversation on challenges and priorities hosted by various leaders within USAID, followed by a Q&A.

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30 Apr. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:30

Mainstreaming SFD into practice in Africa

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with Water Research Commission (WRC) is organizing a Webinar on mainstreaming SFD into practice in Africa.

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30 Apr. 2020 • 13:00 - 14:00

WASH in HCF & COVID-19: Sanitation

WASH in health care facilities for COVID-19 prevention: A focus on SANITATION.

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30 Apr. 2020 • 09:00 - 10:30

Stakeholder Community Meeting on COVID-19’s Impacts on Global WASH

Water security, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) is essential in the fight against COVID-19, from emergency response to recovery and long-term resilience to shocks like this pandemic. Reliable water and sanitation services in health facilities, households, markets and communities are critical to maintaining hygiene and preventing the spread of the virus. In addition, WASH services are at risk of being disrupted by the outbreak, the response to it, and its downstream effects. The conversations will be surrounding high-level challenges and technical impacts facing each sector

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29 Apr. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:30

COVID-19: The Regulators’ Response

In this IWA Online Panel, we will revise regulators’ response to this emergency and explore the potential consequences that such responses will have in the way we regulate in the future. Learning Objectives - What new challenges pose the current health crisis (COVID-19) in the regulation of water, sanitation and wastewater treatment services? - How are regulators responding to these challenges and, in particular, what has been the articulation between actors (mainly government and agencies)? - How are regulation and regulators protecting essential services and customers? - Examples from Italy, Hong Kong, Brazil and Portugal, with additional perspectives for Europe - How is the crisis today shaping the way in which the sector will be regulated tomorrow?

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28 Apr. 2020 • 13:00 - 14:00

WASH in HCF & COVID-19: Environmental Cleaning

WASH in health care facilities for COVID-19 prevention: A focus on environmental cleaning and disinfection. This session will provide an overview of the technical guidelines for environmental cleaning in health care facilities in the context of COVID-19. Speakers will include: Introduction to environmental cleaning during COVID-19 outbreak (Maria Clara Padoveze, WHO Infection Prevention & CoOntrol) Latest guidance on environmental cleaning in health care facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak (Molly Patrick, Environmental Engineer, IPC team, US CDC)

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28 Apr. 2020 • 11:00 - 12:30

Where Faith Speaks: WASH in Religious Institutions

In this webinar development practitioners and religious actors will share their experiences in collaborating to jointly achieve the fulfillment of SDG 6.2. . The speakers will showcase best practices and innovative approaches and elaborate their view on the importance of religious actors on achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene. ***Registration link can be found at the bottom of this page***

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28 Apr. 2020 • 08:30 - 10:00

Lessons from Beyond the Curve. A Global Exchange on COVID-19 Between Water Operators, featuring German and Other Experiences

This webinar showcases representative experiences from German utilities who are currently responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

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06 Apr. 2020 - 26 Apr. 2020

RWSN E-discussion - Responding to the current COVID-19 crisis

Responding to the current COVID-19 crisis: questions, resources, and implications for rural water supply at the operational level. Exchange experiences with public health water experts.

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23 Apr. 2020 • 13:00 - 15:00

Eliminating Inequalities in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Response to COVID-19

The reality of the current pandemic necessitates a discussion to consider how partners are: Identifying the most vulnerable populations, Creating policies and taking water and sanitation actions which target the vulnerable and Working with communities to put policies into practice Additionally, participants will discuss how to bring interventions which target the most vulnerable to scale and incorporate long term approaches which can remain effective even after COVID-19. SWA partners will be invited to present their examples to be followed by a dynamic facilitated discussion.

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09 Apr. 2020 - 23 Apr. 2020

Weekly WHO & UNICEF webinar series on WASH & COVID-19

Planning action on WASH and infection prevention and control in HCF: Supporting you to be COVID-19 ready

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16 Apr. 2020 • 16:00 - 17:30

Ways to Walk the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Talk: The Water Perspective

This training is organized in the context of acquiring a better understanding of the integration among “Water-Energy-Food” (WEF) Nexus that are essential for human well-being, poverty alleviation and achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Projection in Africa indicates that by 2030 its population will increase and reach to more than 2 billion hence entailing a significant increase in water consumption by 283%; and demand of energy - by 70 % - and food by 60%. (RES4Africa, 2019) The main objective of this online training is to strengthen and enhance a better understanding of the contribution of water to the implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. In this training, emphasis will be given to explore the threats and the opportunities related to water and its management using the nexus approach. The webinar will also provide an introduction to the third training that will be focusing on the aspect of food.

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09 Apr. 2020 • 14:00 - 16:00

SWA webinar - Making WASH a political and financial priority in a time of COVID-19

The Sanitation and Water for All partnership invites you to a special ministerial webinar "Making WASH a political and financial priority in the time of COVID-19." The webinar will bring together Ministers responsible for water, sanitation, and hygiene to highlight the steps they are taking to ensure that WASH is a high political and financial priority in the times of COVID-19. We are pleased to share that we will have Mr. Kevin Rudd, High Level Chair of SWA, and Ms. Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF along with speakers from the World Bank, AfDB, and IDB and ministers from: Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Colombia, Nigeria, Eswatini, Peru, Ghana, The Gambia, Lesotho, United Kingdom and Liberia

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01 Apr. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:00

WASH'Em COVID-19 webinar in Arabic

The webinar is primarily designed for local-level organisations in low-and middle-income countries but the tips can be applied more generally.

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01 Apr. 2020 • 08:00 - 09:00

COVID-19 & Humanitarian Settings: Knowledge Experience Sharing

The webinar will present a range of guiding principles for protecting the most vulnerable from COVID infection in a safe and dignified manner until COVID can be controlled or a vaccine/treatment options become available.

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28 Mar. 2020 • 09:00 - 11:00

Webinar: Community engagement vs. the Coronavirus

We are all affected by the global Covid-19 pandemic, and we are all part of the response to it. The Sphere Handbook articulates the importance of community engagement and guides technical response to humanitarian crises. The link between these two is apparent; even in countries with strong healthcare systems, community engagement is key to ensuring the health response is a success.

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26 Mar. 2020 • 14:00 - 15:30

Webinar: RE-Thinking Access to Energy Business Models
Ways to Walk the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Talk

The main objective of this online training is to strengthen and enhance a better understanding of the contribution of renewable energy to the integrated approach and business models related to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the context of achieving sustainable development in Africa. In this training, emphasis will be given to re-thinking the access to energy business models through WEF Nexus approaches and cross-sectorial partnerships, paving the way for Africa’s long-term sustainable economic growth. Further, a brief presentation on “Water-Energy-Food-Nexus” with a focus on the contribution of wastewater to this nexus will be delivered. This could serve as a path for providing an introduction to the second webinar that will be focusing mainly on the contribution of water towards the implementation of WEF Nexus.

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26 Mar. 2020 • 13:30 - 15:00

Webinar: COVID-19 and WASH, featuring UNICEF, WHO and Governments

The webinar will feature; 1)A presentation from WHO and UNICEF on WASH Preparedness and Response for COVID-19 2)Interventions from senior Government officials in Cambodia, Guinea (TBC), and Colombia leading their countries’ WASH preparedness and response 3)Discussions from participants on how the WASH Sector can use existing processes and systems to maintain and ensure continuity of services for all including the poor and most vulnerable

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26 Mar. 2020 • 10:00 - 11:30

Webinar - Agua y cambio climático

Este webinar nos mostrará diferentes acciones y experiencias que se aplican en la gestión del agua con medidas de prevención, adaptación y mitigación. Es tiempo de considerar estos componentes en las planificaciones de agua. Para registrarse, por favor haga clic en el siguiente enlace.

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11 Mar. 2020 • 10:30 - 12:00

Webinar (English & French) - Solid problem, real solutions? How to handle non-organic waste in pit latrines
Experiences from Burkina Faso, Uganda, Rwanda

Join the webinar on solid waste in pit latrines.

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10 Mar. 2020 • 08:00 - 12:00

How Do We Measure Progress? Monitoring Menstrual Health and Hygiene

Join us as we talk with key experts about monitoring menstrual health and hygiene. What indicators exist, what are the gaps, and where do we go from here?

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27 Feb. 2020 - 29 Feb. 2020

Water sanitation and and hygiene in schools

This three day programme is designed to help participants gain a deep understanding of WASH in Schools programming for policy and implementation It provides an in depth coverage of planning a WinS programme, operation and maintenance models, behaviour change strategies, technologies and design aspects, sustaining WinS at scale, benchmarking and performance improvement plans and impact assessment

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24 Feb. 2020 - 27 Feb. 2020

20th AfWA International Congress & Exhibition
Kampala, Uganda

The African Water Association (AfWA), formerly known as Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS), is a professional association of establishments, enterprises and utilities operating in the areas of drinking water, sanitation and environment in Africa. AfWA has over 100 utilities members from over 40 countries across Africa. This congress aims to bring together different water and sanitation professionals from various parts of the world. The congress will be innovation and solution focused and will address water and sanitation issues in Africa, new breakthroughs and innovations to accelerate access to water and sanitation for all.

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24 Feb. 2020 - 27 Feb. 2020

20th AfWA International Congress & Exhibition

The African Water Association (AfWA), formerly known as Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS), is a professional association of establishments, enterprises and utilities operating in the areas of drinking water, sanitation and environment in Africa. AfWA has over 100 utilities members from over 40 countries across Africa. This congress aims to bring together different water and sanitation professionals from various parts of the world. The congress will be innovation and solution focused and will address water and sanitation issues in Africa, new breakthroughs and innovations to accelerate access to water and sanitation for all.

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22 Feb. 2020 • 09:15 - 18:15

29th SuSanA meeting

The meeting will be convened by the SuSanA Secretariat in collaboration with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Water for People. The meeting will focus on City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS Approach) in various countries, International and regional monitoring initiatives in sanitation, systems strengthening in sanitation and hygiene (group discussions) and faecal sludge management and sanitation workers.

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20 Feb. 2020 • 09:00 - 17:00

Capacity Building for Urban Sanitation
Investing in Inclusive and People-Centred Urban Sanitation Innovations-Role of Capacity Building to Drive Innovations - Experiences from Asia and Africa

In this joint-networking event, we will bring several partner organizations from India and also international networks (CEPT university, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Susana, WSSCC, FSMA, IHE Delft and Swiss EAWAG) to deliberate on approach and lessons for upscaling FSM capacity building. Through a panel discussion followed by group work, the partners will also engage in discussing the next generation challenges of capacity building for urban sanitation (with particular reference of FSM) achieving scale, standardization of content and measuring impact.

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20 Feb. 2020 • 13:00 - 14:30

Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater: An Increasing Threat

This webinar aims to discuss the issue of emerging pollutants and wastewater and will focus on case studies, projects, as well as specific pollutants that constitute a threat to the environment and our livelihoods

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13 Feb. 2020 - 19 Feb. 2020

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19 Nov. 2019 - 21 Nov. 2019

Sanitation Economy Summit
Pune, India

Join the Toilet Board Coalition for a one-of-a-kind experience which will showcase integrated sanitation systems of the future - that are smart, sustainable and accessible to all - cost recovering and revenue generating! The Sanitation Economy is changing the way we value our toilets and sanitation systems - creating vast new marketplaces of resources, products and services, data and insights that have been virtually untapped. The Sanitation Economy presents the potential to transform the economics of sanitation - from unaffordable public costs to untapped business opportunities - to achieve SDG 6.2 and selfreliant resilient systems. We have been building significant evidence that now shows that this transformation is feasible and represents an attractive set of business opportunities. In 2019, we are showcasing the evidence and impact of working Sanitation Economy systems, and an expanding marketplace of new business models for businesses and governments to invest and scale into the future.

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21 Nov. 2019 • 14:00 - 15:30

Global Webinar: Sanitation and Employment - World Toilet Day 2019

“Ask not what employment can do for sanitation – ask what sanitation can do for employment”. Commemorating World Toilet Day 2019, Sida and partners including SEI, SLU, WaterAid, SIWI, Univ of KwaZulu Natal, Water for People and SuSanA invite you to an inspirational webinar about the excellent yet untapped drivers for business, entrepreneurship and job opportunity that the sanitation value chain represents. While doing so, we will bring attention to critical challenges that workers in the sanitation industry often face and the needed actions being taken to tackle them.

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17 Nov. 2019 - 19 Nov. 2019

World Toilet Summit 2019
Sao Paulo, Brazil

The World Toilet Summit’s Organizing Committee has considered Latin America to host the new edition in 2019. The event constantly happens yearly in the month of November with the celebration of the World Toilet Day – November 19th. Sao Paulo was chosen to host the event in 2019 on November 18th and 19th this year.

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04 Nov. 2019 - 08 Nov. 2019

Amsterdam International Water Week 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The main theme of the AIWW Conference 2019 is ‘Implementation of Integrated Solutions by cities, industries, utilities and financiers: from cases to bankable projects.’

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05 Nov. 2019 - 08 Nov. 2019

Aquatech Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With over 928 exhibitors, a visitor attendance of 20,490 from 140 countries and 1,100 Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) conference delegates, Aquatech underlines its position as the world’s leading platform for process, drinking and waste water. During 4 days filled with inspiration and innovation, Aquatech Amsterdam 2019 will provide the perfect platform to network, exchange ideas and do business.

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07 Nov. 2019 • 10:00 - 11:30

Webinar 2: SuSanA Latinoamérica

Tema: “Gestión de lodos fecales en zonas urbanas” Fecha: Jueves 7 de noviembre 2019 Hora: 10:00 La Paz, Bolivia y NYC

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04 Nov. 2019 • 00:00 - 00:00

Sarphati Sanitation Awards (SSA) 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

World Waternet, Netherlands Water Partnership and Aqua for All, endorsed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), initiated the biennial Sarphati Sanitation Award in 2013 to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship. Theme SSA 2019: Integrated sanitation (collection, transport and treatment/re-use) solution for urban context

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28 Oct. 2019 - 31 Oct. 2019

Kenya Sanitation Conference 2019
Nairobi, Kenya

The Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation will be hosting the Kenya Sanitation conference from 28th to 31st October 2019.

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24 Oct. 2019 • 15:00 - 16:30

Webinar: Striving to attain water and sanitation for all: The SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG-PSS)

The Global Wastewater Initiative (GW²I) is pleased to announce the upcoming webinar, “Striving to attain water and sanitation for all: The SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG-PSS).” Join a group of experts online on Thursday, 24 October 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Nairobi time.

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15 Oct. 2019 • 09:00 - 18:00

Global Handwashing Day

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.

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07 Oct. 2019 - 11 Oct. 2019

UNC Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

The 2019 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by the Water Institute at UNC explores drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

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07 Oct. 2019 - 10 Oct. 2019

Slum Dwellers International Conference
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Every year SDI (Slum Dwellers International) organizes its own conference in a different major urban centre. This gives SDI the chance to talk to entrepreneurs, politicians and professionals, on their own terms rather than as guests at someone else’s party, where the urban poor are so often regarded as ornamental, forced to speak on topics form other people’s agendas. Instead, as hosts and experts of their own event, SDI’s leaders can present themselves and their message for what it is: an integral and indispensable part of the solution to our global problems.

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17 Sep. 2019 • 10:00 - 16:00

Mapping synergies and trade-offs between sanitation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
London, UK

This one-day event, supported by SanCoP, will reflect on the progress made so far towards the achievement of SDG6 with a focus on sanitation. We invite professionals from the sector to reflect on unlocked opportunities to achieve other targets on the path to SDG6 achievements, as well as to explore further cross-sector collaborations.

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11 Sep. 2019 - 13 Sep. 2019

4th Water Research Commission Symposium
Johannesburg, South Africa

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05 Sep. 2019 • 09:30 - 18:00

3rd Early Career Researchers in WASH conference - WASH collaborations
Cranfield, UK

This conference aims to provide a platform for early career researchers to meet and share cutting-edge research and thinking on sanitation issues. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to the 15th of August. Abstracts on all sorts of sanitation research are welcome, especially if it involves collaboration across disciplines, institutions, or borders.

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25 Aug. 2019 - 30 Aug. 2019

World Water Week
Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2019, World Water Week will address the theme “Water for society – Including all”. In 2018, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Week. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.

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23 Aug. 2019 - 24 Aug. 2019

31st UN-Water Meeting
Stockholm, Sweden

The 31st UN-Water meeting will take place from 23-24 August 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. It will bring together UN-Water Members and Partners to discuss issues related to UN-Water, and will take place immediately prior to the annual World Water Week.

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24 Aug. 2019 • 09:00 - 19:00

28th SuSanA Meeting
Stockholm, Sweden

The 28th SuSanA meeting will take place on Saturday, August, 24th - just before Stockholm World Water Week 2019 at the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm: Narvavägen 13-17, 114 84 Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting page below contains the registration link and the draft meeting agenda.

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21 Aug. 2019 - 22 Aug. 2019

National Biodigester Conference and Exhibition 2019
Nairobi, Kenya

The National Biodigester Conference and Exhibition will be held on the 21st and 22nd of August 2019 at PrideInn Hotel Westlands. The theme for this year’s conference is 'Investing in Biodigester Technology for a Greener Economic Transformation'. It aims to bring the private sector, county, national, regional and international stakeholders working towards supporting the biodigester sector.

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16 Aug. 2019 - 17 Aug. 2019

EcoPro Conference 2019 on Ecological Hygiene and Sanitation
Auroville, India

The EcoPro Conference 2019 on Ecological Hygiene and Sanitation is taking place on 16th and 17th August in Auroville.

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01 Aug. 2019 • 09:00 - 10:00

Webinar: Global Access Strategy & Opportunities in Sanitation

Sarah d’Arbeloff of Firmenich joins the STeP team on August 1 from 9-10 am EDT to speak about Firmenich’s partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the new sanitation economy — estimated at $200 billion globally, with $62 billion in India alone by 2021.

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25 Jul. 2019 • 10:00 - 12:15

Webinar 1: SuSanA Latinoamérica

Tema: “Saneamiento básico para zonas periurbanas con enfoque de reúso” (en Español) Fecha: 25 de Julio 2019 Hora: 10:00 a 11:30 hora La Paz, Bolivia y NYC

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03 Jun. 2019 - 30 Jun. 2019

Online course on preparation of the Shit Flow Diagram (SFD)

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is launching an online course on the preparation of Shit Flow Diagrams (SFDs). The course will last for the entire month of June and has a load of 8 h/week. You can find out more on their website and apply by May 24 (deadline was postponed). There are also scholarships available! SFDs are a new and innovative way to engage sanitation experts, political leaders and civil society in coordinated discussions about excreta management in their city. It is a visualization tool that summarizes complex information into an easy-to-understand graphic, as it simply shows how excreta is or is not contained along the sanitation chain. It is a widely recognized advocacy and decision support tool, which has the potential to shift the focus of attention, money and activities towards effective and inclusive urban sanitation and more efficient investments, thereby, improving the situation of all urban residents and environment. To know more about SFDs, visit

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17 Jun. 2019 - 21 Jun. 2019

2019 GWC Partners Meeting and Emergency Environmental Health Forum (EEHF)
Geneva, Switzerland

The Global WASH Cluster Strategic Plan (GWCSP) sets out the priorities decided by Partners for 2016 to 2020. The Plan describes how the GWC intends to deliver on these commitments. This plan is for all its members who are expected to contribute to the achievement of the plan and its objectives through participative engagement and partnership, both at global and country levels. For this coming year’s meeting the focus will be on the Capacity of the WASH Sector. This topic has continued grow in importance over the past few years and was accelerated during recent exchanges between the GWC, the Inter-Agency WASH Group and other key stakeholders about how we can collectively address some of the largest challenges facing our sector. The intended outcomes of this of this meeting is to have concrete and actionable recommendations at the end of 2 days which we will be presented to the Emergency Directors to get their support. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you like to contribute or to fuel in the agenda developement please do not hesitate to contact Thilo ( and Johannes (

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16 Jun. 2019 - 20 Jun. 2019

IWA Water Reuse 2019
Berlin, Germany

Water stress, either caused by droughts, competing water uses or hydrological conditions is an important driver for an efficient water management by all water users. This applies to many regions across the world. Water reclamation and reuse is the key strategy to cope with these problems. The thematic framework of the 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse will address the full range of topics related to water reclamation and reuse. The event brings together experts from research and development, solution providers and application.

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10 Jun. 2019 - 15 Jun. 2019

SARAR Capacitación: Curso "Metodología participativa"
Tepoztlan, Mexico

En junio Sarar Capacitación A.C. va a dar un taller de nuestra metodología participativa SARAR en Tepoztlán, Morelos, MX. El objetivo del curso es comprender los principios básicos de la metodología SARAR (y PHAST) y adquirir experiencia en su manejo para abordar aspectos de diagnóstico, planificación y evaluación participativa mediante ejercicios interactivos y prácticos, estudios de caso, y espacias para reflexión y teorización. Tenemos mas de 25 años de experiencia con sistemas descentralizados de manejo de sistemas de agua y saneamiento ecológico sustentable con un enfoque en participación comunitaria. Este Curso es para enriquecer el conocimiento y experiencia en procesos participativos, independientemente del contexto, ya que no solo es para procesos de Agua y Saneamiento Sostenible, así mismo al compartir con participantes de diversos países particularmente de Latinoamericana podemos compartir perspectivas diferentes y complementarios. Para grupos de 3+, podemos ofrecer un descuento de 20% cada persona. Para inscribirse, favor de pedir un formato de inscripción de

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14 Jun. 2019 • 10:00 - 16:30

23rd Sanitation Community of Practice (SanCoP) Meeting - Building Municipal Capacity to Sustain Sanitation Services
Sheffield, UK

The 23rd SanCop on Municipal Capacity Building to Sustain Sanitation Services on 14th June 2019 is just two weeks away! Please come and join us, by filling in the following sign-up sheet: *Do this as soon as you can to secure your place, as the room has a limited capacity*.

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10 Jun. 2019 - 12 Jun. 2019

8th Zambia Water Forum and Exhibition
Lusaka, Zambia

The 8th Zambia Water Forum and Exhibition seeks to raise awareness on the importance of Sanitation and good hygiene practices. The objective of the Forum is to bring together various national and international experts to discuss the impact of sanitation on water security.

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28 May. 2019 • 00:00 - 23:45

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Poor menstrual hygiene caused by a lack of education on the issue, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to hygienic menstrual products and poor sanitation infrastructure undermines the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls around the world. As a result, millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential. Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to promote good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for all women and girls. More specifically, MH Day: •breaks the silence, raises awareness and changes negative social norms around MHM, and •engages decision-makers to increase the political priority and catalyse action for MHM, at global, national and local levels.

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02 Apr. 2019 - 05 Apr. 2019

SFD Week Designing and Implementing Affordable and Sustainable Citywide Sanitation for All
Rajasthan, India

The fate of excreta produced by populations across the globe is often poorly understood. SFDs show how it is or is not managed as it moves from defecation to disposal or end-use. The SFD report presents the service delivery context of the city or town and the data sources used for the assessment.

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01 Apr. 2019 - 03 Apr. 2019

San José, Costa Rica

The LATINOSAN Conferences are international events held every three years, with the aim of promoting access to quality and sustainable sanitation services in urban and rural areas. The aim is to position the issue of sanitation as a priority in the agendas of the countries; as it is one of the essential factors for improving health conditions, it improves the competitiveness of countries and contributes to sustainable development; likewise, it is a benchmark to achieve the commitments acquired in the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially Objective 6. The first Latin American LATINOSAN Sanitation Conference was held in November 2007, in the City of Cali, Colombia, with the participation of 17 countries. At the end of the Conference, the countries signed the "Cali Declaration", highlighting the commitment and political will to achieve the goals of basic sanitation and thus achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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22 Mar. 2019 • 00:00 - 23:45

World Water Day

What is World Water Day? Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need. This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

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03 Mar. 2019 - 07 Mar. 2019

Fifth Arab Water Week - Towards Sustainable Development in Water and Sanitation
Dead sea, Jordan

The Arab Water Week (AWW) is a high-profile international and regional event promoted to attract decision makers, water management practitioners, and professional organizations internationally and in the Arab region. It was firstly launched in Amman, Jordan in December 2010, and organized by the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) in partnership with Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) and League of Arab States- Arab Ministerial Water Council (LAS- AMWC).

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17 Feb. 2019 - 22 Feb. 2019

FSM5 - 5th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference
Cape Town, South Africa

The fifth FSM conference will continue its mission of advocating and sharing good practice and innovation to improve how faecal sludge is managed and contributes to meeting the sanitation needs of 4.5 billion people lacking access to sustainable sanitation services. This platform creates an additional impetus to address the demands and challenges of the sanitation sector Africa, whilst also continuing to maintain the independent identity and global focus of the FSM conferences, including Asia. It will once again provide the opportunity for sector professionals, governments, policy-makers, utilities, development partners, investors, industries and service providers to coordinate, develop and share learning to provide affordable and workable solutions at scale.

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18 Feb. 2019 - 22 Feb. 2019

AfricaSan5, 5th AfricaSan Conference
Cape Town, South Africa

AfricaSan is AMCOW’s path-breaking initiatives to promote prioritization of sanitation and hygiene in Africa. It is a Pan-African initiative to build momentum to address the ongoing epidemic of a lack of access to safe sanitation and large-scale open defecation. It is attended by Ministers responsible for sanitation and the key agencies working in sanitation and water across Africa. Since its creation, AfricaSan has grown from a conference to a movement with a blend of political support, technical advance and knowledge exchange driving the momentum for improved sanitation in the continent. From its start in 2002 in South Africa with just 13 ministers present, AfricaSan has expanded to include representatives from more than 60 African nations as well as over 1000 attendees. It has lobbied to influence global, regional and national sanitation and hygiene targets; to better make the case for investment in sanitation and hygiene, and to improve sectoral performance. AfricaSan has a unique focus on the establishment and tracking of progress towards achieving the AfricaSan commitments (eThekwini commitments (2008 – 2015) and Ngor commitments (2015 – 2030) as well as the AfricaSan Awards, aimed at honoring governments, organizations and individuals making strides in Africa’s sanitation and hygiene sector.

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16 Feb. 2019 • 09:00 - 17:30

27th SuSanA Meeting
Cape Town, South Africa

The 27th SuSanA meeting will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on 16 February 2019 prior to the AfricaSan5 and FSM5. The meeting will be jointly organised by the Water Research Commission (WRC) and the SuSanA Secretariat.

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06 Feb. 2019 - 07 Feb. 2019

Innovate 4 Water
Kisumu, Kenya

The proposed Innovate 4 Water Kisumu is a ‘homegrown’ initiative that seeks to build on lessons learned from the I4W Nairobi forum to provide a sustainable approach to addressing the need for innovation in the water and sanitation sector not only in Kenya but the region as well through private sector engagement. Technology and innovation have been prescribed as the strategy to deliver this aspiration as an enabler to efficient water use, which thereby reduces the strain on the utility companies in the country. Use of sustainable technologies and solutions is also recommended as a very good approach into which communities, urban centres, and governments can deal with the issues related to sanitation this include, collection, transportation. There is also a need to develop and integrate innovative technologies which can address non-revenue water in small towns and peri-urban centres. These include technical and commercial and water quality and adaptive management through real-time data collection and management.

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30 Jan. 2019 • 09:00 - 10:00

Expanding Access to Menstrual Products: Learnings from India and Ethiopia Webinar
Population Services International

Want to know more about access for girls and women to menstrual products in India and Ethiopia? Join us this webinar, presented by Population Services International. Our Project Officer and Lead Trainer Shamirah Nakalema will also be presenting: When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST) Register here:

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20 Nov. 2018 - 23 Nov. 2018

Sustainable Sanitation, Waste and Water Management Conference 2018
Cape Town, South Africa

The conference Theme is Optimal Sanitation Waste & Water Management for a Sustainable Globe. Call for Papers in now open! The proper and sustainable management of sanitation, waste and water resources is a fundamental goal of the United Nations, articulated in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The management of these resources has a direct bearing on the quality of lives for all, but more especially communities in cities. Fresh water resources are depleting at an alarming rate, contaminated by human waste from industries and households, which compounds the water scarcity problem that currently affects one out of every ten people worldwide.

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21 Nov. 2018 • 00:00 - 00:00

International Conference on Water, Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring
Telford, UK

WWEM 2018, The 8th in the Series of International Water and Wastewater Monitoring events is focused for companies and individuals who are involved with water, wastewater and environmental monitoring. WWEM comprises of a two day conference run with industry partners including SWIG (Sensors for water Interest Group) an exhibition of over 150 companies who provide instruments, equipment and services to monitor, test and analyse water and wastewater plus over 80 free technical seminar sessions on applications and case studies.

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19 Nov. 2018 - 20 Nov. 2018

World Toilet Summit 2018
Mumbai, India

World Toilet Summit 2018 will lay special focus on the evolution and journey of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and envisions itself as being a pioneer in motivating the successful completion of the mission as it enters its final year of conclusion. The summit aims to felicitate international stakeholder discussions and policy interventions that focus on bringing behavioural change, maintenance and sustenance of toilet usage, and innovations in WASH, along with solutions for faecal sludge management. The two-day summit will commence on 19 November 2018 in Mumbai, on the occasion of World Toilet Day. The summit is being officially supported by the government of Maharashtra and will consist of keynote address, panel discussions, as well as awards in different categories from WASH sector. As an increase in toilets leads to a healthier and cleaner environment, the summit will focus on promoting sustainable and viable solutions for the efficient management of toilets. On the afternoon of 18 November 2018, we are also holding a SuSanA India Chapter meeting on wastewater management back to back to the World Toilet Summit at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai.

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14 Nov. 2018 • 17:00 - 18:00

UN Environment Webinar: Wastewater Reuse. A Second Life for an Essential Resource: The Example of Greywater
Nairobi, Kenya

[Content is retrieved from UN Environment website] Water is not only crucial for all forms of life and the environment, and but it is also a limiting factor for development. As only 3% of all the water on our planet is freshwater, and just 1% is available for drinking purposes, it is paramount to maximize the use of wastewater and low-quality waters, particularly in water scarcity prone areas. Wastewater is a renewable resource within the hydrological cycle: once it is used, it can be reused again. Reusing wastewater is not only economically, but also ecologically necessary. If properly managed, wastewater can help address other challenges including water scarcity, irrigation, biogas production and the creation of green jobs. More than ever, it is important to shift the paradigm and change the way wastewater is seen, from being considered waste, to a valuable resource. For example, recycling greywater, namely the used water from our kitchens, bathroom sinks, bathtub, showers, and washing machines, have multiple benefits, including for irrigation, groundwater recharge, and for reducing water abstraction. This webinar will discuss and highlight the need for reusing wastewater. The speakers will elaborate on the issue of wastewater reuse and will provide their expertise and examples on this topic while focusing on greywater. The webinar will also highlight the linkage between reusing wastewater, greywater, and the aspect of financing for sustainable wastewater management.

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29 Oct. 2018 - 02 Nov. 2018

Water and Health 2018
North Carolina, USA

The Water and Health Conferences explores drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

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29 Oct. 2018 - 02 Nov. 2018

7th Africa Water Week
Libreville, Gabon

The African Water Week represents a political commitment at the highest level where 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, meet to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s water and sanitation challenges. It is held annually in keeping with the decision of the African Ministers Council on Water to institutionalize the Africa Water Week (AWW) in order to build momentum on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) water and sanitation targets by 2015, and the 2025 Africa Water Vision. This is in line with AMCOW’s belief that adequate and equitable access to water and sanitation makes a critical contribution to Africa’s progress towards sustainable development.

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15 Oct. 2018 • 00:00 - 23:45

Global Handwashing Day

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.

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20 Sep. 2018 - 21 Sep. 2018

EU Water conference 2018
Vienna, Austria

The 5th European Water Conference aims to present and discuss progress in the implementation of EU water legislation. The event is jointly organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment and the forthcoming Austrian EU Presidency.

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16 Sep. 2018 - 21 Sep. 2018

IWA World Water Congress
Tokyo, Japan

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition brings over 5,500 water, environment and related professionals from more than 100 countries and offers new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

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26 Aug. 2018 - 31 Aug. 2018

Stockholm World Water Week 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

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.

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20 Aug. 2018 - 24 Aug. 2018

DT 2018 – 6th International Dry Toilet Conference
Tampere, Finland

The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland organizes an International Dry Toilet Conference every three years in Tampere, Finland. The next conference is the 6th one and it takes place in Hiedanranta Tampere on August 20th to 24th 2018.

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16 Aug. 2018 • 00:00 - 00:00

Webinar - Rich Earth Institute's Urine Diversion Summit
Vermont, USA

Dr. Sasha Kramer will be presenting via webinar at 10:00 AM EST (16:00 Berlin, 15:00 London) on August 16th, 2018. You can register for this webinar and join those gathered in Vermont, USA for Rich Earth Institute's 4th Annual Urine Diversion Summit.

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09 Jul. 2018 - 13 Jul. 2018

41st WEDC International Conference
Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya

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 title "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services" relates to that of the concurrent high level political forum (HLPF) which is a central mechanism to follow up and review the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Full details, including the Call for Papers is available from:

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08 Jul. 2018 - 12 Jul. 2018

Singapore International Water Week

The 8th Singapore International Water Week will be held in conjunction with the 6th World Cities Summit and the 4th CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, from 8 – 12 July 2018 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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23 May. 2018 - 25 May. 2018

Sludge Management in Circular Economy
Rome, Italy

The IWA Specialist Conference on Sludge Management in Circular Economy “SMICE 2018” will be taking place in Rome from the 23rd to the 25th May 2018. SMICE 2018, organized by Water Research Institute of CNR, aims to highlight the coming challenges for scientists and technicians who are pushed to find out new solutions with the common perspective that sludge might be a suitable material for recycling and valorisation into higher-value products.

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24 May. 2018 • 10:00 - 12:00

The impact of land-based pollution on coral reefs: focus on nutrients, plastics and wastewater

Over time, our oceans have increasingly become dumping grounds for different types of waste, including sewage, industrial waste, chemicals, plastics andlitter. An estimated 80% of marine pollution originates from land-based sources including wastewater and nutrients loadings. Worldwide, pollution in coastal waters has increased exponentially during the last decades due to population growth and the increasing number of anthropogenic activities. Coral reefs are particularly vulnerable to wastewater and nutrient pollution, which consequently threatens the health and well‐being of hundreds of millions of people who depend on coral reef ecosystem services for nutrition, livelihoods and a safe living environment. With the influences of ocean warming and coral bleaching impacts, land-based pollution constitutes a significant additional threat that must be addressed with urgency. This webinar will explore the link between land-based pollution and coral reefs. The experts will elaborate on the impacts that pollution, particularly wastewater and nutrient, have on the health of coral reefs and the consequentimplicationsforhuman health and the environment. They will also highlight case studies and best practices on how to address the impact of pollution on coral reefs. The webinar is an event in support of the 2018 International Year of the Reef.

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14 May. 2018 - 18 May. 2018

Munich, Germany

IFAT is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, and is a place where visitors can find strategies and solutions for using resources in intelligent cycles in a manner that ensures their long-term preservation—with a great deal of success. Water extraction and utilization, as well as waste engineering and the recovery and recycling of secondary raw materials are topical issues around the globe. As a reflection of this, IFAT has created an interdisciplinary network with a global reach. IFAT's global events series includes IE expo China and IE expo Guangzhou in China, IFAT India in India, IFAT Eurasia in Turkey and IFAT Africa in South Africa.

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03 May. 2018 - 05 May. 2018

Technical training program on Faecal Sludge Management
Pune, India

This training module will support the state and district level government officials, Engineers, Organizational Technical Staff, Professionals, Students for the understanding of Faecal Sludge Management, its importance and technical designing aspects of the faecal sludge treatment system. The venue for the training is "Hotel Orbett "- Deccan Gymkhana, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004.

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30 Apr. 2018 - 02 May. 2018

Technical training program on Designing of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System
Pune, India

This training will support the state and district level government officials, Engineers, Organizational Technical Staff, Professionals, Students for the understanding of decentralized approach in wastewater management, importance of DTS and its technical designing. The venue for the training is "Hotel Orbett "- Deccan Gymkhana, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004.

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30 Apr. 2018 • 00:00 - 00:00

UN Environment Webinar: The need for innovative financial solutions for sustainable wastewater management
Nairobi, Kenya

[Content is retrieved from UN Environment website] This webinar will explore the topic of innovative financing for sustainable wastewater management from different perspectives. The speakers will elaborate on the costs of ignoring investments in wastewater treatment, technology readiness and the need for assessment in innovative financing, and how innovative financing for sustainable wastewater management can help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) meet the needs of the poor. The webinar will also highlight best practices and case studies related to the innovative financing of wastewater treatment.

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27 Apr. 2018 • 15:00 - 17:00

Dialogue on Water for Sanitation
New Delhi, India

SuSanA India chapter together with India Sanitation Coalition are going to hold a dialogue on Water for Sanitation on April 27th 2018. See the poster for more information!

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19 Apr. 2018 • 09:30 - 16:00

21st Sanitation Community of Practice (SanCoP) Meeting
University of Leeds, UK

The 21st SanCoP event will be discussing “Addressing the Complexities of Citywide Environmental Sanitation”. It will be an exciting and engaging day which will consider the links between human excreta management, solid waste management, and surface water drainage.

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16 Apr. 2018 - 18 Apr. 2018

PAUWES Research-2-Practice Forum 2018
Tlemecen, Algeria

Linking research and development as a contribution to achieve the goals of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union is a priority for the Pan African University of the African Union. The Research-2-Practice Forum aims to provide a platform for experts/scientists, education leaders, decision makers, entrepreneurs, private and public sector, policy makers, civil society actors and institutions interested or active in applied and practice-oriented research for development to discuss state of the art, challenges and innovative solutions in the areas of renewable energy, water and climate security and build strategic partnerships.

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12 Apr. 2018 - 13 Apr. 2018

8th Emergency Environmental Health Forum
Berlin, Germany

Under the theme "Sanitation - a Forgotten Foundation of Health”, this year’s EEHF will be hosted by the German WASH Network in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) at GIZ.

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10 Apr. 2018 - 11 Apr. 2018

Global WASH Cluster Annual Meeting 2018
Berlin, Germany

Once a year, Global WASH Cluster Meetings are held to offer an opportunity for the Strategic Advisory Group, the Cluster Advocacy and Support Team, partners and other stakeholders to meet and discuss key topics and issues from the previous six months. It also provides a time for different sections of the cluster system to interact and inform each other about projects, share lessons learned and form working relationships.

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18 Mar. 2018 - 23 Mar. 2018

8th World Water Forum
Brasilia, Brazil

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on Earth”.

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22 Mar. 2018 • 00:00 - 23:45

World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

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17 Mar. 2018 • 00:00 - 00:00

25th SuSanA Meeting
Brasilia, Brazil

We are happy to announce that the 25th SuSanA meeting will take place on March 17th, 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil. SuSanA is inviting all sanitation enthusiasts from Brazil, Latin America and beyond to join!

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05 Mar. 2018 - 09 Mar. 2018

WASH Futures 2018
Brisbane, Australia

As the global agenda shifts to emphasise universality and sustainability of WASH, the need for collaboration amongst WASH organisations is becoming more apparent and more urgent. Ensuring everyone has water, sanitation and hygiene at all times and everywhere, is a large task, and will not be achieved by any one actor alone. How can governments, businesses, investors, development partners, academia and civil society, work together to close the gaps in WASH service delivery? How do we meet the WASH needs of women and girls, people with disabilities, impoverished urban populations, all marginalised populations, whilst also empowering them to further improve their lives?

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27 Feb. 2018 - 28 Feb. 2018

3rd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit
Nairobi, Kenya

Now in its 3rd year, the Aid & Development Africa Summit returns to Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 February 2018, once again uniting 300+ humanitarian and development leaders, decision makers and advisors committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.

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19 Feb. 2018 - 21 Feb. 2018

IWWA Annual Convention 2018
Goa, India

IWWA is organizing 50 th Annual Convention in Goa through IWWA Goa Centre from 19. to 21. February, 2018. The convention will comprise of a number of activities on the theme Water… the Elixir of Life. with participation by members of IWWA and professionals from different central and state Government Departments, government undertakings, different water utilities, Teaching and Training Institutes, International delegates, and the authorities interested in the Water sector. An Exhibition with stalls pertaining to latest technologies/ products in the field of Water & Waste Water will also be organized at the venue of the convention. Goa is one of the water capitals of India showcasing state of art Water Treatment Plants, Sewage Treatment Plants and Solid Waste Management Plants.

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11 Feb. 2018 - 16 Feb. 2018

AfWA: International Congress and Exhibition
Bamako, Mali

The 19th International Congress and Exhibition of the African Water Association, the main theme of which is “Accelerating access to sanitation and water for all amidst climate change challenges” will take place from February 11-16, 2018 in Bamako, capital of Mali. This continental event is held every two years and brings together more than 1,500 professionals from the Sanitation/Water sector

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07 Feb. 2018 - 13 Feb. 2018

World Urban Forum (WUF9)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the world’s premier conference on urban issues. It was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.

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16 Jan. 2018 - 18 Jan. 2018

ISO International Workshop meeting on Community-scale resource-oriented sanitation treatment systems
Dakar, Senegal

As part of a multi-phased initiative to facilitate the development of a globally recognized consensus standard for safer, sustainable sanitation treatment, ANSI – with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – will hold a series of workshops to develop an ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA) on Community-Scale Resource-Oriented Sanitation Systems.

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15 Jan. 2018 - 18 Jan. 2018

International Water Summit 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE

International Water Summit is the world’s leading global exhibition dedicated to developing solutions for water sustainability in arid regions. IWS brings together over 9,200 visitors from 111 countries attracting government leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. It is the perfect opportunity to network and source products from 150+ exhibiting companies from 22 countries and uncover the latest advances in water sustainability.

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19 Dec. 2017 - 21 Dec. 2017

Workshop on Novel Sanitation approaches and Emerging Trends in Wastewater Treatment Technology
Goa, India

This workshop shall focus on the use of emerging wastewater treatment technologies used in decentralized treatment systems. Participants will examine the potential of emerging treatment processes including the use of novel sanitation approaches like Terra Preta Sanitation, bio augmentation techniques, constructed wetlands, anaerobic digestion, and physical/chemical/electrochemical processes.

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01 Sep. 2017 - 30 Nov. 2017

Sanitation Wikipedia Project for World Toilet Day 2017
Worldwide in virtual space - wherever you and your computer are

Join us in virtual space during September to November 2017 for the Sanitation Wikipedia Project to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) topics ahead of World Toilet Day on 19 November 2017.

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23 Nov. 2017 • 09:00 - 20:00

ISNTD Water 2017
London, UK

Clean water, sustainable sanitation and proper hygiene are a fundamental part of maintaining and accelerating the control of infectious and tropical diseases worldwide. The ISNTD Water network brings together researchers, advocates and professionals in the fields of both WASH and global health to collaborate on research, pool funding and resources and work towards concrete and measurable goals in the field.

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20 Nov. 2017 • 00:00 - 00:00

World Toilet Summit
Melbourne, Australia

The summit started in 2001 at a time when toilets and sanitation remained low on the global agenda. Billions in the world have no access to proper sanitation. Meanwhile decision makers lacked education, technical expertise and platforms to collaborate towards improvement of conditions. The summit started in Singapore where it was first inaugurated on 19th Nov 2001. Since then, we have successfully organised 15 World Toilet Summits around the world.

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19 Nov. 2017 • 00:00 - 23:45

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to a safely-managed household toilet by 2030. This makes sanitation central to eradicating extreme poverty.

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18 Nov. 2017 - 19 Nov. 2017

Sanivation 2017
Pune, India

This year on 18-19 November, to mark the World Toilet Day, the Ecosan Services Foundation is organising an event in Pune called Sanivation 2017.

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06 Nov. 2017 - 17 Nov. 2017

COP 23
Bonn, Germany

The UN Climate Change Conference 2017 will take place under Presidency of the Government of Fiji in Germany. Diplomats, politicians and representatives of the public from all over the world will meet from 6 to 17 November in Bonn.

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13 Nov. 2017 - 16 Nov. 2017

Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Water is one of the most critical issues facing the world today, with developing and emerging economies facing some of the biggest water challenges and representing some of the biggest opportunities to get our water future right.

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30 Oct. 2017 - 03 Nov. 2017

Amsterdam International Water Week
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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, deltatechnology, food, agriculture, finance and governance. Thus bringing together a unique mix of professionals conducive to the transition to a circular economy and resilient cities. The AIWW offers an inspiring combination of events: the AIWW conference, the renowned Aquatech Trade Exhibition, excursions to Amsterdam and the Netherlands, the Sarphati Sanitation Awards, an extensive young water professionals programme and inspiring social events.

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22 Oct. 2017 - 26 Oct. 2017

S2Small 2017 IWA conference
Nantes, France

The scope of our conference is to go beyond the simple assumption that small water and wastewater systems are technically feasible and working to answer specific needs under many different configurations. The scope of our conference is to demonstrate that small water and wastewater systems represent part of the solution for the future of humanity, from theoretical concepts up to very applied cases study our conference will show that small is smart, small is beautiful, small is efficient, small is affordable, small is generous in other words small is the future!

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23 Nov. 2017 • 10:30 - 16:30

20th SanCoP Meeting
London, United Kingdom

The topic for the event will be Inclusion in global sanitation and hygiene services: exploring the current state of knowledge, practice, gaps and emerging issues. While the global sanitation and hygiene sector has come a long way in addressing inclusion for access there is still much to be done to improve services for users. The evidence around what works and doesn’t is still largely anecdotal and there is now a need to understand the current state of knowledge within the sector and where evidence gaps still exist.

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16 Oct. 2017 - 20 Oct. 2017

Water and Health Conference
North Carolina, USA

The 2017 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.

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27 Aug. 2017 - 01 Sep. 2017

Stockholm World Water Week 2017

This year's World Water Week will take place from 27th of August to 1st of September 2017 at the Stockholm International Water Institute. The theme of this year is “water and waste – reduce and reuse”.

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24 Jul. 2017 - 28 Jul. 2017

40th WEDC International Conference
Loughborough University, UK

The 40th WEDC Conference will take place from the 24th to the 28th of July at Loughborough University. The conference's theme is "Local Action with International Cooperation to Improve and Sustain Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services" and aims at learning from shared experiences and achievements to support the sustainable delivery of WASH services through international cooperation.

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05 Jul. 2017 - 07 Jul. 2017

Exkursion on Promenade
Experience of water

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04 Apr. 2017 - 07 Jul. 2017

Luther and the fontains
Ancient Water Manegement

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14 Jun. 2017 - 15 Jun. 2017

3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit
MICC2, Nay Pyi Tam, Maynmar

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.

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09 Jun. 2017 • 07:30 - 12:00

WASRAG's World Water Summit 9
Atlanta, USA

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

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29 May. 2017 - 02 Jun. 2017

14th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies
Florianópolis, Brazil

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.

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28 May. 2018 • 00:00 - 23:00

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

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).

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17 May. 2017 • 14:00 - 15:30

Panel discussion on Influencing and Engaging Government in Sanitation

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.

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01 May. 2017 - 07 May. 2017

Eawag MOOC on Faecal Sludge Management

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 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.

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06 Apr. 2017 • 10:30 - 16:30

19th SanCoP Meeting
University College London , London, UK

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.

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27 Mar. 2017 - 29 Mar. 2017

KAUST Research Conference 2017 - Changing Paradigms of Wastewater Treatment – From Waste to Resource
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Water Desalination and Reuse Center (Thuwal/ Saudi Arabia)

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.

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19 Mar. 2017 - 23 Mar. 2017

4th Arab Water Week
Dead Sea, Jordan

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.

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22 Mar. 2017 • 00:00 - 00:00

World Water Day

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.

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10 Mar. 2017 - 21 Mar. 2017

SuSanA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day 2017
In virtual space: Wherever you and your computer are

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.

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16 Mar. 2017 - 17 Mar. 2017

1st IWA Conference on Algal Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
UNESCO-IHE (Delft, Netherlands)

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.

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08 Mar. 2017 - 11 Mar. 2017

International Conference Progress in Biogas IV
Stuttgart, Germany

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.

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28 Feb. 2017 - 01 Mar. 2017

Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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25 Feb. 2017 - 27 Feb. 2017

WasteSafe 2017: 5th International Conference on Solid Waste Management in South Asian Countries
Khulna, Bangladesh

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.

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19 Feb. 2017 - 22 Feb. 2017

FSM4 - 4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference
Chennai, India

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.

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17 Feb. 2017 - 18 Feb. 2017

23rd SuSanA meeting
Chennai, India

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.

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07 Feb. 2017 - 08 Feb. 2017

6th Annual Effluent and Water Management Conference
Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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10 Jan. 2017 • 14:00 - 17:00

FSSM matters: Looking Forward
Jaipur, India

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.

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04 Jan. 2017 - 06 Jan. 2017

Tenth Annual Global Water Alliance Conference
Kolkata, India

Role of locals in implementing post 2015 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Development Goals

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29 Nov. 2016 - 01 Dec. 2016

7th Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Forum
7th Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Forum – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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.

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28 Nov. 2016 - 30 Nov. 2016

Budapest Water Summit 2016: Water connects
Budapest, Hungary

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.

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21 Nov. 2016 - 25 Nov. 2016

Kenya Water Week
Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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22 Nov. 2016 • 00:00 - 00:00

22nd Annual Global WASH Cluster Meeting

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

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17 Oct. 2016 - 21 Nov. 2016

Online course (MOOC): “Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies”

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: Thank you for spreading the word to your colleagues and professional network.

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19 Nov. 2016 • 09:00 - 23:00

World Toilet Day

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).

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19 Nov. 2016 • 00:00 - 00:00

Global Citizen Festival
Mumbai, India

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!

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15 Nov. 2016 - 18 Nov. 2016

Training Programme: Nutrient Recovery and Reuse of Human Waste for food production
Bangalore, India

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.

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14 Nov. 2016 - 16 Nov. 2016

2016 Integrated Nutrition Conference
Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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11 Nov. 2016 - 12 Nov. 2016

Ethical Urban Living Project: Safe Spaces: Clean Water Conference
Flint. MI, USA

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.

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09 Nov. 2016 • 08:45 - 18:00

Scientific Conference Research for Nutrition
Paris, France

This conference will gather researchers and humanitarian actors to address the overarching issue of nutrition security and the fight against hunger worldwide.

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05 Jun. 2017 • 00:00 - 00:00

Water and Society 2017
Seville, Spain

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

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25 Oct. 2016 • 00:00 - 23:00

5th Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools Conference

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.

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20 Oct. 2016 • 07:00 - 17:00

ISNTD Water 2016
London, UK

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.

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17 Oct. 2016 - 20 Oct. 2016

Habitat III - United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
Quito, Ecuador

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.

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10 Oct. 2016 - 14 Oct. 2016

2016 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy
100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, United States

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.

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09 Oct. 2016 - 13 Oct. 2016

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016
Brisbane, Australia

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.

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27 Sep. 2016 • 10:30 - 16:30

18th SanCoP meeting
WEDC, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

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.

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23 Sep. 2016 • 15:00 - 17:00

Insights: A WASH Dialogue & Partnership Forum
Delhi, India

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 for more information and registration!

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19 Sep. 2016 - 22 Sep. 2016

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with focus on various AD-plant concepts

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.

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20 Sep. 2016 • 20:00 - 21:00

Menstrual hygiene management: rural cambodian girls' experiences (Webinar organized by CAWST)

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

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12 Sep. 2016 - 16 Sep. 2016

International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course
Stuttgart, Germany

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.

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14 Sep. 2016 - 16 Sep. 2016

13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems together with the 5th IWA Specialized Conference on Resources-Oriented Sanitation.
Athens, Greece

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.

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12 Sep. 2016 - 16 Sep. 2016

Phosporus 2020 - Challenges for Synthesis, Agriculture, and ecoystems: 8th International Phosphorus Workshop (IPW8)
Rostock, Germany

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

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04 Sep. 2016 - 09 Sep. 2016

IWA Specialist Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control
Gdansk, poland

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 .

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29 Aug. 2016 - 02 Sep. 2016

Stockholm World Water Week
Stockholm, Sweden

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.

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27 Aug. 2016 • 09:00 - 18:00

22nd SuSanA meeting
Stockholm, Sweden

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21 Aug. 2016 - 24 Aug. 2016

XXXV Congreso Interamericano de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental de AIDIS
Cartagena, Colombia

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.

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22 Aug. 2016 - 24 Aug. 2016

13th EverythingAboutWater Expo
New Delhi, India

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.

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09 Aug. 2016 • 09:00 - 16:00

Monitoring for Sustainability: a learning seminar
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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.

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18 Jul. 2016 - 22 Jul. 2016

6th Africa Water Week
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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.

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11 Jul. 2016 - 15 Jul. 2016

39th WEDC International Conference
Kumasi, Ghana

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.

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30 Jun. 2016 - 01 Jul. 2016

Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies for Development
Dübendorf, Switzerland

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.

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20 Jun. 2016 - 23 Jun. 2016

21st SuSanA Meeting
Kampala, Uganda

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.

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21 Jun. 2016 - 22 Jun. 2016

AIDF Asia Summit 2016
United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok, Thailand

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.

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13 Jun. 2016 - 16 Jun. 2016

13th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

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.

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06 Jun. 2016 - 09 Jun. 2016

Waste Expo
Las Vegas, USA

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

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27 May. 2016 • 08:00 - 18:00

World Water Summit 8
Seoul, Korea

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, 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.

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16 May. 2016 - 20 May. 2016

WASH 2016 Conference
Brisbane, Australia

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.

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21 Apr. 2016 - 23 Apr. 2016

International Conference on Innovations in Sustainable Water and wastewater Treatment Systems (ISWATS)
Pune, India

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.

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19 Apr. 2016 • 00:00 - 00:00

Global Water Summit
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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?

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12 Apr. 2016 - 14 Apr. 2016

Sanitation in Cold Climate Regions
Sisimiut, Greenland

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.

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22 Feb. 2016 - 29 Mar. 2016

MOOC Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

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.

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18 Mar. 2016 • 00:00 - 00:00

2016 Rotary International Presidential Conference WASH in Schools
Pasay, Philippines

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.

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15 Mar. 2016 • 00:00 - 00:00

The Sustainability Summit
London, UK

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.

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07 Mar. 2016 - 12 Mar. 2016

BushProof Technical Training in Water & Sanitation Infrastructure
Antananarivo, Madagascar

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.

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09 Mar. 2016 - 11 Mar. 2016

IV LATINOSAN - Conferencia Latinoamericana de Saneamiento
Lima, Perú

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.

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22 Feb. 2016 - 26 Feb. 2016

18th International Congress & Exhibition of the African Water Association: “Sustainable access to water and sanitation in Africa”
Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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26 Feb. 2016 • 00:00 - 00:00

European “SDG6 NGO/CSO Meeting”
Bremen, Germany

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.

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16 Feb. 2016 - 18 Feb. 2016

Biogas Convention
Nürnberg, Germany

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.

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02 Feb. 2016 - 03 Feb. 2016

Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016
United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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).

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14 Jan. 2016 • 11:00 - 12:00

SuSanA Webinar - Making the link: Community initiatives for sanitation and health

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.

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11 Jan. 2016 - 13 Jan. 2016

6th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN VI)
Dhaka, Bangladesh

The sixth SACOSAN will be hosted by Bangladesh from 11-13 Jauary 2016 in Dhaka with motto of: "Better Sanitation, Better life".

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17 Dec. 2015 • 10:00 - 11:00

Webinar Engaging Local Actors in Sanitation Behavior Change: Case Studies of CLTS

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.

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15 Dec. 2015 - 17 Dec. 2015

Innovative Financing for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in West & Central Africa
Dakar, Senegal

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.

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14 Dec. 2015 • 00:00 - 00:00

17th SanCoP meeting: The next generation of sanitation professionals - skills gaps & curricula
University College London

"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

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04 Dec. 2015 • 00:00 - 00:00

Urban sanitation markets: scale and resilience
London, United Kingdom

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.

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01 Dec. 2015 - 03 Dec. 2015

BoP World Convention 2015: Co-create next generation solutions for sustainable development
Mexico City

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.

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18 Nov. 2015 - 21 Nov. 2015

International Conference on Terra Preta Sanitation and Decentralised Waste Water Systems
Goa, India

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

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19 Nov. 2015 • 00:00 - 00:00

World Toilet Day

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

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11 Nov. 2015 - 12 Nov. 2015

WASH Nutrition Forum 2015
Bonn, Germany

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.

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02 Nov. 2015 - 06 Nov. 2015

International Water Week Amsterdam 2015 - AIWW
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

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26 Oct. 2015 - 30 Oct. 2015

Water & Health Conference 2015 - Where Science Meets Policy
Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A

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.

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20 Oct. 2015 - 22 Oct. 2015

Regional Workshop on Planning for Urban Sanitation and Public Health
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.

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30 Sep. 2015 • 00:00 - 00:00

ISNTD Water 2015
London, UK

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

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07 Sep. 2015 - 11 Sep. 2015

Hamburg, Germany

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: All abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committe and the authors will be notified of the decision by 28 February 2015.

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08 Sep. 2014 - 31 Aug. 2015

cewas - Start your own Business in the Water Sector!
September 2014 - August 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.

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19 Aug. 2015 - 22 Aug. 2015

5th International Dry Toilet Conference

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!

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22 Aug. 2015 • 09:00 - 17:45

20th SuSanA meeting
Stockholm, Sweden

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27 Jul. 2015 - 31 Jul. 2015

38th WEDC International Conference
Loughborough, UK

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.

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27 Jul. 2015 • 13:00 - 17:00

16th SanCoP meeting @ WEDC conference
Loughborough, UK

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.

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15 Jun. 2015 • 00:00 - 00:00

Workshop on “Water reuse policies for direct and non-direct potable and industrial uses”

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.

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09 Jun. 2015 - 10 Jun. 2015

Water and Sanitation Business Development Training
Papendrecht near Rotterdam, Netherlands

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.

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22 May. 2015 - 23 May. 2015

19th SuSanA meeting / 19ème rencontre de SuSanA
Dakar, Senegal

La version française est disponible ici

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02 Mar. 2015 - 08 May. 2015

Online Course: Introduction to WASH for Development

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

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12 Apr. 2015 - 17 Apr. 2015

7th World Water Forum
Daegu & Gyeongbuk, Korea

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”.

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06 Apr. 2015 - 12 Apr. 2015

Writeshop and publication on sustainability
Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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23 Mar. 2015 - 27 Mar. 2015

Water Week Latinoamerika 2015
Vina del Mar, Chile

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.

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26 Mar. 2015 • 15:00 - 16:00

Thematic Discussion Series Webinar: The Sanitation Ladder - Next steps

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.

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18 Mar. 2015 - 25 Mar. 2015

WASH Week 2015 (King's College London)
London, UK

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09 Mar. 2015 - 14 Mar. 2015

Interdisciplinary PhD Training Week 2015
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Is small sustainable? Decentralizing Infrastructures and Utility Systems in East Africa

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02 Mar. 2015 - 07 Mar. 2015

Technical Training in Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
Antananarivo, Madagascar

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.

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05 Mar. 2015 - 06 Mar. 2015

2nd European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC2)
Berlin, Germany

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 deadline 15th November 2014 ESPP (European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

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09 Feb. 2015 - 27 Feb. 2015

First Thematic Discussion Series - The Sanitation Ladder: Next Steps
SuSanA Forum

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.

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11 May. 2015 • 00:00 - 00:00

ICWSFSWM 2015 : XIII International Conference on Water, Sanitation, Food Security and Waste Management
Montreal, Canada

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

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19 Jan. 2015 - 22 Jan. 2015

Faecal Sludge Management Conference 2015
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.

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06 Oct. 2014 - 12 Dec. 2014

E-learning course: Governance in Urban Sanitation

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

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01 Dec. 2014 • 09:00 - 20:00

SWIM-Sustain Water MED: Sustainable Integrated Wastewater Treatment & Reuse in the Mediterranean
Cairo, Egypt

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.

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19 Nov. 2014 • 08:30 - 12:00

Sanitation for improved lives of women and children
Stockholm, Sweden

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

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13 Oct. 2014 - 16 Nov. 2014

E- Course: Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

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".

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10 Nov. 2014 • 00:00 - 00:00

WASH Zukunftsforum 2014
Bonn, Germany

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

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03 Nov. 2014 - 05 Nov. 2014

International workshop on urban wastewater management
Call for contribution

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).

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02 Nov. 2014 - 04 Nov. 2014

12th Specialised Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems & 4th Specialised Conference on Resource Oriented Sanitation

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.

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04 Nov. 2014 • 10:00 - 17:00

UK SanCoP meeting: Faecal Sludge Management, Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
Leeds, United Kingdom

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

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26 Oct. 2014 - 30 Oct. 2014

IWA Specialist Conference on Global Challenges for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
Kathmandu, Nepal

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.

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08 Oct. 2014 - 10 Oct. 2014

AfricaSan 4: Fourth Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene
Dakar, Senegal

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.

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22 Sep. 2014 - 24 Sep. 2014

12th Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Blue Responsibility Award: Manufacturing for a Sustainable Terra Preta Sanitation System.

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15 Sep. 2014 - 19 Sep. 2014

37th WEDC International Conference
What's new for 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.

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31 Aug. 2014 - 05 Sep. 2014

World Water Week 2014
Water and Energy - Making the Link

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.

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02 Sep. 2014 • 09:00 - 12:30

Sanitation Business Models for Safe Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR)
Stockholm | Sweden

A seminar on ‘Integrated Business Models throughout the Sanitation Value Chain with Safe Resource Recovery and Reuse’ at the World Water Week, 2014

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28 Aug. 2014 - 30 Aug. 2014

Base of the Pyramid (BoP) World Convention & Expo
ITE Headquarters & ITE College Central, Singapore

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.

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21 Sep. 2014 • 06:00 - 20:00

2014 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition
Lisbon, Portugal

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.

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13 Oct. 2014 • 08:00 - 18:00

2014 Water and Health Conference
Chapel Hill, United States

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.

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27 Jan. 2014 - 29 Jan. 2014

Joint ADB-WB Philippines Sanitation Workshop
Manila, Philippines

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.

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06 Feb. 2015 • 00:00 - 00:00

India Sanitation Summit
New Delhi, India

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.

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30 Nov. -0001 • 00:00 - 00:00

Full list of IWA events

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28 May. 2017 • 00:00 - 00:00

Menstrual Hygiene Day

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15 Oct. 2017 • 00:00 - 00:00

Global Handwashing Day

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.

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19 Nov. 2017 • 00:00 - 00:00

World Toilet Day 2017

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13 Dec. 2017 • 08:30 - 00:00

Webinar: An Examination of CLTS’ Contributions To Ending Open Defecation

The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) Project invites you to a webinar examining how community-led total sanitation (CLTS) has contributed to the goal of ending open defecation. WASHPaLS will present key findings from a desk review assessing the knowledge base on CLTS program performance. The findings and identified evidence gaps will inform the WASHPaLS research agenda for subsequent years of the project.

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12 Feb. 2020 • 16:30 - 00:00


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20 Jun. 2021 • 13:00 - 00:00

AMCOW to launch the African Sanitation Policy Guidelines

The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) is launching the African Sanitation Policy Guidelines. The launch, taking place on June 20, 2021, is coming at the backdrop of a sanitation crisis in Africa.

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03 Jun. 2021 • 10:30 - 00:00

Studio MH Day 2021

In order to better support everyone on MH Day and share in the celebrations of all of the hard work over the past month, WASH United has decide to move Studio MH Day to June 3rd! MH day Studio is a global MH Day live event. The hosts will be Ina and Thorsten from MH Day Secretariat/WASH United. They will engage in fascinating conversations on a variety of different topics related to menstruation. They will explore different aspects of how we can collectively reach our goal of creating a world in which no woman or girl is limited by her period by 2030.Education, period products, social norms, research, investment and more – all will be discussed with special guests. Stay tuned for more updates! #MHDay2021 #ItsTimeForAction

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21 May. 2023 • 00:00 - 00:00

33rd SuSanA Meeting (hybrid)

Save the date for Sunday, May 21st, for an exciting day of learning and exchange at the SuSanA 33rd meeting! This year, we're offering a hybrid format in Bonn or online, with insightful sessions, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities. Stay tuned for more detailed information and spread the word to your colleagues and peers. We can't wait to see you there or online!

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30 Nov. -0001 • 00:00 - 00:00

World Water Week 2023

World Water Week 2023 is focused on innovation at a time of unprecedented challenges. The theme Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World invites us to rethink how we manage water. Which ideas, innovations, and governance systems will we need in a more unstable and water scarce world?

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