Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 23-26 October 2010

September 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

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Organised by: Water Institute and Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This conference will bring together individuals and experts from academia, industry, NGOs, government and foundations to provide an inter-disciplinary perspective spanning science, policy, practice, financing and economics on drinking water sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public health emphasis. The conference will deal with critical concerns relevant to both the developing and developed worlds.

The UN-Water Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) will be presented at the conference. “This will be the first public event at which such discussion is encouraged and organized and provides a means to both present the report to an expert audience and to secure feedback and comment on it.”

Keynote Speakers

  • John Borrazzo, Chief, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division, Bureau for Global Health U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Clarissa Brocklehurst, Chief of Water and Environmental Sanitation, UNICEF
  • Jeni Colbourne, Chief Drinking Water Inspector, UK Drinking Water Inspectorate
  • Peter Kolsky, Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank
  • Upmanu Lall, Director, Columbia Water Center; Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University

Besides the main conference on 25-26 October, there will be weekend networking and learning sessions on 23-23 October.

Main Conference Themes:

  • What works in water and health?
  • Financing for water and development
  • New challenges and climate change
  • Innovations and emerging trends
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Health systems and WaSH
  • Impact and sustainability
  • Frontiers of regulation
  • Small systems
  • Beaches and coastal areas
  • Household water treatment and hygiene behaviors
  • Water scarcity, reuse

Networking Weekend Events:

  • Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage – Convening of the International Network
  • Health Impact Assessment – Principles and Practice
  • WaSH and Health Systems
  • Water Quality and Health
  • Water Safety Plans – Identifying Future Research Priorities
  • Hygienic Risks of Sanitation Systems
  • Microfinancing for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene & Environmental Projects
  • Molecular Methods for Characterizing and Measuring Recreational Water Quality
  • Meeting of the Universities Consortium for Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Conference web site:  www.ie.unc.edu/content/news_events/symposia/2010/index.cfm


Entry filed under: Archived Events 2010, Financing, Monitoring & Evaluation, Sanitation, USA, Water quality, Water supply. Tags: , , , .

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Forthcoming events and training courses on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A Source News Service blog by IRC.

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