22.10.2020 | 14:00 - 15:00 • Online Launch

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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15.10.2020 | 14:00 - 17:15 • Online Seminar

Vermifiltration of Wastewater Treatment

Partners in the multi-national EU-funded INNOQUA project ( innoqua-project.eu/ ) 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 Conference

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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05.10.2020 | 15:00 - 16:00 • Online Seminar

Sanitation Technology Development and Deployment

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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01.10.2020 | 16:00 - 17:30 • Online Seminar

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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30.09.2020 | 14:00 - 15:30 • Online Seminar

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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22.09.2020 | 09:00 - 10:00 • Online Seminar

ADB Water and Deltares Seminar Series – Part 4

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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15 Sep. 2020 - 17 Sep. 2020 • International / Virtual

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-rich-earth-virtual-summit-reclaiming-urine-as-a-resource-tickets-106100547594

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14 Sep. 2020 - 25 Sep. 2020 • Online Training

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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03.09.2020 | 14:30 - 16:00 • South Asia

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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02.09.2020 | 12:00 - 14:30 • Global

Ensuring safe, healthy schools during and beyond COVID-19: the vital role of sustainable hygiene, water and sanitation services

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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28.08.2020 | 11:00 - 12:00 • Online Event

#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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27.08.2020 | 12:30 - 13:30 • Online Event

#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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26.08.2020 | 12:00 - 12:45 • Virtual Event

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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26.08.2020 | 06:00 - 17:00 • Online Event

#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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25.08.2020 | 15:00 - 08:30 • Virtual Conference

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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25.08.2020 | 13:30 - 20:30 • Online Event

#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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24 Aug. 2020 - 19 Sep. 2020 • Virtual Seminar

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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24 Aug. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020 • Virtual Conference

Week on Water for Development (WW4D)

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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21.08.2020 | 13:00 - 16:00 • Online Event

#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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20.08.2020 | 11:00 - 16:30 • Online Event

#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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19.08.2020 | 12:00 - 17:30 • Online Event

#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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18.08.2020 | 12:30 - 17:00 • Online Event

#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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23.07.2020 | 15:00 - 16:30 • Virtual Seminar

Including persons living in informal settlements in WASH responses to COVID-19 to leave no one behind

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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15.07.2020 | 14:00 - 16:00 • Virtual Conference

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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14 Jul. 2020 - 15 Jul. 2020 • Virtual Conference

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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09.07.2020 | 14:00 - 15:30 • Virtual Launch

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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09.07.2020 | 09:00 - 10:00 • Webinar

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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08.07.2020 | 14:00 - 15:30 • Webinar

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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08.07.2020 | 14:00 - 16:30 • Virtual Conference

10 Years of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation

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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08.07.2020 | 07:30 - 12:00 • Virtual Converence

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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25.06.2020 | 21:00 - 00:00 • Virtual Conference

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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25.06.2020 | 10:00 - 12:00 • Webinar

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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20 Jun. 2020 - 26 Jun. 2020 • Webinar

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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19.06.2020 | 15:00 - 16:00 • Webinar

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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17.06.2020 | 15:00 - 16:30 • Webinar

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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16.06.2020 | 18:00 - 19:30 • Webinar

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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16.06.2020 | 13:30 - 14:45 • Webinar Series

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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09.06.2020 | 14:30 - 16:00 • Webinar

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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04.06.2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 • Webinar

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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28.05.2020 | 15:00 - 16:00 • Webinar

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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28.05.2020 | 14:00 - 16:30 • Live broadcast

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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22.05.2020 | 12:30 - 13:30 • Webinar

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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20.05.2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 • Webinar

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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18.05.2020 | 14:00 - 15:00 • Webinar

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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13.05.2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 • Webinar

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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06.05.2020 | 15:00 - 16:30 • Webinar

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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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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01.05.2020 | 15:00 - 16:30 • Webinar

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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30.04.2020 | 21:00 - 22:30 • Webinar

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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30.04.2020 | 14:00 - 15:30 • Webinar

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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30.04.2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 • Webinar

WASH in HCF & COVID-19: Sanitation

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

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30.04.2020 | 09:00 - 10:30 • Webinar

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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29.04.2020 | 14:00 - 15:30 • Webinar

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 - 16 Jun. 2020 • Webinar Series

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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28.04.2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 • Webinar

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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28.04.2020 | 11:00 - 12:30 • Webinar

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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28.04.2020 | 08:30 - 10:00 • Webinar

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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23.04.2020 | 13:00 - 15:00 • Webinar

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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16.04.2020 | 16:00 - 17:30 • Webinar

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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09.04.2020 | 14:00 - 16:00 • Webinar

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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09 Apr. 2020 - 23 Apr. 2020 • Webinar

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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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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01.04.2020 | 14:00 - 15:00 • Webinar

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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01.04.2020 | 08:00 - 09:00 • Webinar

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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01 Apr. 2020 - 03 Jun. 2020 • Webinar

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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28.03.2020 | 09:00 - 11:00 • Webinar

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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26.03.2020 | 14:00 - 15:30 • Nairobi • Kenya

Webinar: RE-Thinking Access to Energy Business Models

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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26.03.2020 | 13:30 - 15:00 • Nairobi • Kenya

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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26.03.2020 | 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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10.03.2020 | 08:00 - 12:00 • Kenya

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 • India

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 • Kampala • Uganda

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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22.02.2020 | 09:15 - 18:15 • Kampala • Uganda

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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20.02.2020 | 13:00 - 14:30 • Nairobi • Kenya

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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20.02.2020 | 09:00 - 17:00 • Abu Dhabi • United Arab Emirates

Capacity Building for Urban Sanitation

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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