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27 Jul. 2022 | 11:00 - 12:00

FSMA Spotlights: Innovative Sanitation Market Opportunities in Africa

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 • Kassel • Germany

Von der Linie zum Kreis: Wie Dein Geschäft zur Nahrung für deine Nahrung wird (auf Deutsch)

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 • México

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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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 • Munich • Germany


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

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 • Senegal

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 • Online session

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

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 - 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.

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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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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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

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 • Online

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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08 Nov. 2021 - 19 Nov. 2021 • Online

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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28 Oct. 2021 | 13:00 - 14:00 • Online

Health, Safety and Dignity of Sanitation Workers

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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18 Oct. 2021 - 29 Oct. 2021 • Online

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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13 Oct. 2021 - 14 Oct. 2021 • Online

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 • Online Event

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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15 Sep. 2021 | 09:00 - 10:00 • Online

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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13 Sep. 2021 - 15 Sep. 2021 • Online Event

42nd WEDC International Conference

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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09 Sep. 2021 | 15:00 - 16:30 • Online

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 • Online

Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation

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 • Online Webinar

#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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27 Aug. 2021 | 07:00 - 08:00 • Online

Fit for School at The World Water Week Stockholm - 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 • Online

Fit for School at The World Water Week Stockholm- 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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24 Aug. 2021 - 30 Sep. 2021 • Online

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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23 Aug. 2021 - 03 Sep. 2021 • Online

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 • Online Event

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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16 Aug. 2021 - 20 Aug. 2021 • Online

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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13 Jul. 2021 | 13:00 - 14:30 • Online

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 • Online

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 • Online

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 | 14:30 - 15:30 • Online Event

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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23 Jun. 2021 - 25 Jun. 2021 • Online

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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22 Jun. 2021 | 12:30 - 13:30 • Online

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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20 Jun. 2021 | 13:00 - 00:00 • Online Event

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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20 Jun. 2021 - 24 Jun. 2021 • Online Event

WASH in Emergencies

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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16 Jun. 2021 | 22:00 - 23:30 • Online Event

#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 • Online

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 • Online

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 • Online

#UtilityClimateAction - Flood and Drought

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 • Online

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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03 Jun. 2021 | 10:30 - 00:00 • Online

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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31 May. 2021 - 03 Jun. 2021 • Online Event

6th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM6)

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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26 May. 2021 | 06:00 - 07:00 • Online

Periods In and After the Pandemic

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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24 May. 2021 - 04 Jun. 2021 • Online

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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24 May. 2021 - 28 May. 2021 • Online event

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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21 May. 2021 | 12:30 - 15:15 • Venue to be announced

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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28 Apr. 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 • Online

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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26 Apr. 2021 - 09 Dec. 2021 • Online

Hygiene Behaviour Change for Life

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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21 Apr. 2021 - 04 May. 2021 • Online event

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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21 Apr. 2021 - 22 Apr. 2021 • Online event

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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19 Apr. 2021 - 30 Apr. 2021 • Online Event

25th Global WASH Cluster Annual Meeting and Emergency Environmental Health Forum (EEHF)

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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22 Mar. 2021 | 14:00 - 19:30 • Online Event

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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22 Mar. 2021 | 08:00 - 10:30 • Online Event

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 - 22 Mar. 2021 • Online Event

Online Training And Capacity Building (OTCB) Certificate Programme

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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08 Mar. 2021 - 15 Mar. 2021 • Radisson, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa

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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02 Mar. 2021 | 12:00 - 13:30 • Online Event

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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01 Mar. 2021 - 21 May. 2021 • P.O BOX 201, SOROTI, UGANDA • Uganda

Improving Rural Girl’s Menstrual Sanitation and Hygiene

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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26 Feb. 2021 | 16:00 - 17:30 • Online Event

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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24 Feb. 2021 - 23 Apr. 2021 • Online Event

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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24 Feb. 2021 - 29 Mar. 2021 • Online Event

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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23 Feb. 2021 - 26 Feb. 2021 • Online Event

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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23 Feb. 2021 - 22 Mar. 2021 • Online

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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20 Feb. 2021 - 06 Mar. 2021 • Online Training

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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18 Feb. 2021 - 30 Apr. 2021 • Online Event

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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08 Feb. 2021 | 15:00 - 17:00 • Online Event

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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26 Jan. 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 • Online Event

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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19 Jan. 2021 - 01 Feb. 2021 • Online Event

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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18 Jan. 2021 - 21 Jan. 2021 • Online Event

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 • Online Event

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 • Online Event

Ocean Sewage Series

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 • Online Event

Contextualising WASH behaviour

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 • Online Event

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 • Online Event

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

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 • Online Event

Innovative and Evidence-Based Water Initiatives that advance Water Sector Transformation and catalyze Systems Change for improved Gender Equity

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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26 Nov. 2020 - 27 Nov. 2020 • Online Event

ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards & India Sanitation Conclave 2020

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 • South Asia

Policy Lab Webinar: 'Urban Poor Communities and COVID-19

• 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 • Virtual Launch

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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24 Nov. 2020 - 01 Dec. 2020 • Online Event

Contribute Climate Change Information to Wikipedia

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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19 Nov. 2020 | 16:00 - 17:00 • Online Event

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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19 Nov. 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 • Online Event

Día Mundial del Retrete

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 - 19 Nov. 2020 • Online Event

World Toilet Summit

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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18 Nov. 2020 | 10:00 - 11:30 • Online Event

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 • Online Event

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 • Online Seminar

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 • Virtual Conference

Urban Poor Communities and Covid-19

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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04 Nov. 2020 | 15:00 - 17:00 • Virtual Conference

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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28 Oct. 2020 - 30 Nov. 2020 • Online Course

Online Course on Safe Water, Sanitation and Health for All

!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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28 Oct. 2020 - 10 Nov. 2020 • Online Seminar

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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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 • 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 Oct. 2020 | 14:00 - 17:15 • Online Seminar

Vermifiltration of Wastewater Treatment

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 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 Oct. 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 Oct. 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 Sep. 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 Sep. 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:

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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 Sep. 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 Sep. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Jul. 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 Jul. 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 Jul. 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 Jul. 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 Jul. 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 Jul. 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 Jul. 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 Jun. 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 Jun. 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 Jun. 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 Jun. 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 Jun. 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 Jun. 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 Jun. 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 Jun. 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 May. 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 May. 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 May. 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 May. 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 May. 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 May. 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 May. 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 May. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Mar. 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 Mar. 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 Mar. 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 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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10 Mar. 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 Feb. 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 Feb. 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 Feb. 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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