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IWA 2nd Development Congress and Exhibition

IWC will participate in the International Water Association’s 2nd Development Congress and Exhibition to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 21- 24 November 2011.

As part of the Congress and following the success of a first workshop conducted at UNC’s 2011 Water and Health: Where Science meets Policy Conference, Dr Regina Souter, Program Manager at IWC, will coordinate a second workshop entitled Conversations in WASH: how should sustainable WASH be achieved? on Tuesday 22 November at 15:15 pm, Room 305.

Workshop program:

1. Introduction (Dr Regina Souter, International WaterCentre): Keynote messages from WASH2011 Conference, Australia (via video):

  • Val Curtis, London School of Hygiene
  • Clarissa Brocklehurst, UNICEF
  • Junaid Ahmad, World Bank
  • Jae So, World Bank WSP
  • Richard Carter, WaterAID

2. Facilitated group discussions:

  • What should be the role of Communities in managing WASH services? (is community management dead?)
  • Should civil society organisations deliver on-ground WASH services? (what should they do?)
  • Can and should developing cities and countries leapfrog over the mistakes of the developed countries to fast-track the achievement of sustainable WASH?
  • In the face of urbanisation, should we shift our focus away from rural interventions to urban and slum populations?
  • Is CLTS the solution for rural sanitation?
  • WASH or WatSan? We’ve recognised the importance of hygiene in achieving health benefits, but does it really belong in the water and sanitation realm?


If you are in Malaysia in November and interested in this workshop, please register for the Congress and drop by IWC stand (booth 86), Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (Exhibition Halls 1, 2, 3).

About IWA 2nd Development Congress & Exhibition

The Congress will focus on workable approaches for the global water sector in low and middle income countries, from challenges to service delivery, through technological innovation, to implementation and delivery. The aim is to develop and help set the research and practice agenda for water and sanitation services internationally.

The organisers expect 800 delegates from the water and sanitation sector in low – and middle income countries. In addition to the congress delegates, the exhibition will be open to local, regional and international trade visitors.

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