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Financing Water and Sanitation for All in Africa, Ouagadougou Burkina Faso, 05-08 December 2011

Organised by:  Centre Africain pour l’Eau Potable et l’Assainissement (CREPA)

The meeting, which will be attended by about 200 participants from development organisations, bilateral and multi-lateral groups, civil society organisations as well as governments, will focus on the need to improve investment in the water and sanitation sector in Africa.

The four-day meeting will include an African Workshop on the pricing of water and sanitation services and sanitation, a ministerial dialogue, a round table of donors, and the launch of an African Forum on innovative local solutions in the field of hygiene, sanitation and drinking water supply.

Read the full announcement (in French)


October 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm 2 comments

World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, Dublin, Ireland, 13-18 May 2012

The inaugural IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy will explore the topics of resilient and sustainable cities with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Theme: Building a Sustainable Global Future

Organised  by: International Water Association (IWA)


  • Utilities Asset Management
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Communications and Information
  • Climate Change
  • Economics, Policy & Sustainable Planning
  • Water, Agriculture and Food

Abstract deadline: 15 September 2011

For more information go to the conference web site:

September 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

Sustaining the Blue Planet: Global Water Education Conference, Bozeman, Mont, USA, 13-17 September 2011

The Project WET Foundation, publisher of water resources education materials, is organising “the first conference to focus exclusively on water education and its role in solving the world’s pressing water issues”.

Conference themes:

  • Innovations in Water Education
  • Successful Approaches to WASH Education
  • Technology & Water Education
  • Encouraging Water Education in Corporate Sustainability
  • Education Solutions for Priority Water Topics (including WASH)

On September 16th, Danish actress Connie Nielsen, best known for her role in the film Gladiator opposite Russell Crowe—will discuss her work on sustainable sanitation solutions with the Human Needs Project in the Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya.

Presenters come from more than 20 countries and represent international organizations like UNESCO and UN-Habitat, multinational corporations including Intel, Microsoft, Google, Nestlé Waters and Abbott, government agencies such as USAID, NOAA and NASA, and primary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad. The Project WET Foundation will also unveil its new Project WET Curriculum & Activity Guide, Generation 2.0 and accompanying teacher portal as well as its new web experience for children,

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August 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

Afriwater 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa, 13-15 September 2011

Under the umbrella of Afriwater, the biennial water and waste exhibition and conferences, the following events will be co-located:

  • WISA 2011 Conference, 15 September, organised by the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) with the theme: “Water Quality – Problems and Solutions”
  • IPUC 2011 – International Pump User Conference : Adapting Pumping Systems for an Era of Limited and Expensive Power, 13-14 September, more information
  • Pumping System Assessments Workshop, 15 September

Web site:

August 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

2011 OU International WaTER Conference, Norman, OK, USA, 24-25 October 2011

Organised by the Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center at the University of Oklahoma, the conference will bring together water and sanitation experts from academia, industry, NGOs, government and foundations.

Conference theme: Synergy at the Interface: Integrating Technology, Social Entrepreneurship and Behavior Change.

Ben Fawcett, 2011 International WaTER Prize Winner, will give a plenary address.

Keynote speakers:

  • Ned Breslin, Water for People – Hydrophilanthropy
  • Annette Johnson, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology – Water Technologies
  • Dennis Lettenmaier, University of Washington – Water Resources/Climate Change
  • John Oldfield, Water Advocates – Legislative Update
  • Kurt Soderlund, Safe Water Network – Social Entrepreneurship
  • Peter Winch, Director, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Behavior Change
For more

August 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, Korea, 16-22 October 2012

Held every two years and organised by the International Water Association (IWA), the congress & exhibition attracts 5,000 water professionals from companies and institutions around the world.


  • Science and application of water treatment and management
  • Water, climate, food and energy
  • Cities of the future
  • Managing utilities and their assets
  • Securing new and traditional water resources for the future
  • Water, ecosystems and catchments
  • Water and health – microbiological and chemical

In Busan, IWA will organise a ‘Development Corner’, a dedicated space at the Congress to learn about water and sanitation issues and challenges in the developing world and how they are being actively addressed.


  • Proposals for platform and presentations, workshops and discussions: 1 September 2011
  • Submission of full papers: 31 May 2012
  • Presenters registration: 30 June 2012

Web site:

August 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

OU International WaTER Conference, Norman, OK, USA, 24-25 October 2011

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Organised by: Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center at the University of Oklahoma

Theme: Synergy at the Interface: Integrating Technology, Social Entrepreneurship and Behavior Change

The two-day conference will include poster and concurrent paper sessions devoted to all technical and non-technical topics and sectors (e.g., science, engineering, health, anthropology, sociology, business, meteorology, geography, education, and cultural issues) relevant to water and sanitation in remote regions of emerging regions.


  • fluoride mitigation systems
  • appropriate drilling technologies
  • novel WASH technologies
  • drinking water treatment innovations
  • ground water exploration/production systems
  • treatment wetlands for water quality mitigation
  • rainwater harvesting
  • conservation and reuse technologies
  • social entrepreneurship/microfinance
  • cultural and behavioral change
  • climate change effects on water resources
  • public health assessments
  • capacity building

Abstract deadline: 15 June 2011

For the call for abstracts and more information go to the conference web site

May 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm 1 comment

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