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Sanitation and Water Conference 2008 - Meeting the Challenge in East Asia and the Pacific

An international conference hosted by World Vision Australia and supported by the Australian Government, AusAID

World Vision Australia is pleased to present the Sanitation and Water Conference 2008. Produced with the support of the Australian Government through AusAID and with the assistance of the Watsan Reference Group, the Sanitation and Water Conference 2008 will be a significant event in the International Year of Sanitation.  It will focus attention on the challenge of sanitation and water development in East Asia and the Pacific.

Participants include:
· Piers Cross, formerly the Global Manager and Regional Leader in Asia and Africa of the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program – Master of Ceremonies
· Bob McMullan MP, Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance – keynote address
· Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia – keynote address

Conference Objectives

The conference will seek to review the status of sanitation and water in East Asia and the Pacific region, review best practice and key entry points and devise actions and approaches that can best provide large scale sustainable solutions with a view to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.  The conference will also provide a forum for AusAID to discuss its increased focus on sanitation and water.  The conference will provide an opportunity for world-class speakers to inform participants about best practice and encourage dialogue about sanitation and water.  The conference will develop a stakeholder action plan to provide a record and guidance from conference conclusions.
Dates:   27 – 29 October 2008
Location:  Melbourne, Australia
Venue: The Langham, Southbank  
Cost:  AUD$250 per person (for early bookings.  $280 for bookings made after 30 September)  

Price includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch for each day of the conference.  The registration fee has been kept as low as possible to encourage attendance from around the region.


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