IWC at WASH Futures 2018

IWC at WASH Futures 2018


The International WaterCentre (IWC) was proud to host over 350 delegates during the WASH Futures 2018 Conference in Brisbane, 5 – 9 March.

The IWC team also had a strong presence during the five-day program, which consisted of two days of conference-style presentations and three days of training workshops. Themed ‘Collaboration for Universal WASH’, the IWC team presented three posters, five conference presentations and delivered four training workshops.


  • Kylie Milligan – WASH monitoring data and outcomes in Fiji: An IWRM perspective
  • Dr Regina Souter – Extending water service provision for informal settlers through leveraging existing water market services
  • Diana Gonzalez Botero – Developing menstrual hygiene management tools for improved hygiene in schools (voted Most Popular Poster by delegate vote – congratulations Diana!)


  • Declan Hearne – WASH in Schools – a bottom-up approach to institutional capacity-building
  • Declan Hearne – Reforms to urban water supply services: Insight from Australia
  • Pablo Orams – Improving water security in Jaffna Peninsula through Integrated Water Management
  • Edith Kamundi – Lessons promoting infant faeces management hygiene behaviours in PNG
  • Dr Regina Souter – SDG6 in the Pacific – contributions from informal settlements

Training workshops:

  • Push and pull: What’s motivating corporates to support SDG6?, Supported by: Alliance for Water Stewardship
  • A foundation on behavioural change design and implementation, Supported by: Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology
  • Challenge of scaling-up behaviour change programs, Supported by: SNV, WaterAid, World Vision Australia, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • WASH in Schools: Moving from pilot to scale, Supported by: Plan International Indonesia

In addition to the program, Dr Brian McIntosh and Declan Hearne also designed and delivered a Leadership seminar for Australian Award Scholars invited to attend the conference by DFAT. The seminar encouraged the Scholars to get the most out of their conference experience by focussing on the importance of networking and self-leadership.


Dr Regina Souter presents at WASH Futures 2018


Pablo Orams presenting at WASH Futures 2018


Declan Hearne presents at WASH Futures 2018


Edith Kamundi presents at WASH Futures 2018


Diana Gonzalez Botero receives award for Most Popular Poster with IWC CEO Mark Pascoe


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